discussion influencing health policy week 2

icon Advocacy


What examples of advocacy do you see in your own nursing practice? List and discuss 2 examples.

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.
  • All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.
  • Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.
    Discussion Rubric
    Criteria Ratings Points
    Identification of Main Issues, Problems, and Concepts 5 points
    DistinguishedIdentify and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the issues, problems, and concepts.
    4 points
    ExcellentIdentifies and demonstrate an accomplished understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.
    2 points
    FairIdentifies and demonstrate an acceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.
    1 points
    PoorIdentifies and demonstrate an unacceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.
    5 points
    Use of Citations, Writing Mechanics and APA Formatting Guidelines 3 points
    DistinguishedEffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Exceptional use of citations and extended referencing. High level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.
    2 points
    ExcellentEffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. Moderate level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.
    1 point
    FairIneffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.
    0 point
    PoorIneffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. An unacceptable use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need serious attention.
    3 points
    Response to Posts of Peers 2 points
    DistinguishedStudent constructively responded to two other posts and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal to each.
    1 points
    FairStudent constructively responded to one other post and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal.
    0 point
    PoorStudent provided no response to a peer’s post.
    2 points

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