Critical Thinking #2
November 29, 2020
The WXYZ Partnership has the following two assets before its liquidating distribution to partner W:
November 29, 2020

Each student will complete a 500 – 750 word (not including title and references pages) individual paper discussing the economic costs of staff turnover in hospitals and healthcare facilities in the United States. Refer to the websites provided in the Welcome Module for helpful information.
Focus on four major themes: 1) impact on quality of patient care, 2) impact on healthcare system costs, 3) impact on retention of nurses in the profession, and 4) strategies to positively influence these costs. Students are expected to apply concepts and analytical understanding gained in course readings and videos to address these topics.
No more than 15% of your paper should be found from online/other sources according to Turnitin’s plagiarism report.
A minimum of three references should be used. Two of these sources should be from a peer-reviewed article. Avoid the use of undated references. This document must be submitted using APA format. After the paper is graded, edit the paper and place it in your portfolio.
See the Economics of Nursing Grading Rubric for complete details of grading.
These websites will have information to use in your discussion posts and class written assignments:
https://www.ncsbn.org/workforce.htm (Links to an external site.)
http://ojin.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume122007/No3Sept07/NurseRetention.html (Links to an external site.)
https://www.afscme.org/news/publications/health-care/solving-the-nursing-shortage (Links to an external site.)
https://www.nursingeconomics.net/necfiles/2017/MJ17/110.pdf (Links to an external site.)
https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals/documents/1.2_Factbook_508.pdf (Links to an external site.)
https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals/ (Links to an external site.)
https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals/documents/1.1_Data_highlights_508.pdf
Rubric for Economics of Nursing Paper

Criteria

Poor
(0 – 79%s)

Adequate
(80% – 89%)

Good
(90% – 100%)

Points earned/possible

Introduction:
Relevant introduction that synthesizes the focus of the paper (Nursing economic themes))

Omits or fails to provide an introduction to nursing economics issues

Introduction is present, but does not fully synthesize an adequate introduction to focus of the paper

Introduces the paper, synthesizing the focus of the nursing economics topic in an above satisfactory manner

___/20

Discusses the economic impact of staff turnover on quality of patient care

Omits or fails to address the relevance/impact on quality of patient care

Provides some relevance/impact on quality of patient care

Provides an above satisfactory relevance/impact on quality of patient care

___20

Discusses the economic impact of staff turnover on universal healthcare costs

Omits or fails to address the relevance/impact on universal healthcare costs

Provides some relevance/impact on universal healthcare costs

Provides an above satisfactory relevance/impact on universal healthcare costs

___/20

Discusses the economic impact of retention of nurses in the profession

Omits or fails to address the relevance/impact on retention of nurses in the profession

Provides some relevance/impact on retention of nurses in the profession

Provides an above satisfactory relevance/impact on retention of nurses in the profession

___/20

Discusses strategies to positively influence the economic impacts of staff turnover

Omits or fails to address the strategies to positively influence the economic impacts of staff turnover

Provides some strategies to positively influence the economic impacts of staff turnover

Provides above satisfactory strategies to positively influence the economic impacts of staff turnover

___/20

Conclusion

Omits and/or fails to provide conclusion to paper
Omits and/or fails to summarize key points

Provides conclusion, but has difficulty summarizing key points

Provides above satisfactory conclusion to the paper, addressing key points fully.

___/20

Grammar and syntax

Grammar and syntax with significant errors

Some errors in grammar and syntax are noted

Grammar and syntax without errors

___/15

References

Provides no or inadequate references.

Provides 1-2 references, of which 1 are peer reviewed.

Provides 3 or more references, of which two or more are peer-reviewed.

___/25

APA format (title page, headings, citations, reference(s) page, etc.)

Omits significant portions and/or fails to follow APA format

Uses elements of APA format, but many errors noted; less than 3 references included

Uses appropriate APA format consistently and accurately throughout paper; 3 or more references included

___/15

COMMENTS:

Total
____/150

 

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