Writing Across the Curriculum Assignment NURS 2115 Spring 2023 Instructions for

    Writing Across the Curriculum Assignment
    NURS 2115 Spring 2023
    Instructions for this assignment:
    Step 1- Please choose one article on sepsis/septic shock. The article should be from
    a scholarly source and should not be older than 5 years,
    Step 2- Compose a 2-3 page (excluding the title page and reference page) scholarly
    paper to include the following:
    a. Summarize your chosen article in one-two paragraphs.
    b. Summarize the following:
    I. Etiology
    II. Clinical manifestations
    III. Diagnostics
    IV. Appropriate medical management
    V. Nursing interventions
    VI. Patient teaching to prevent sepsis/septic shock
    c. Explain why sepsis/septic shock is the leading cause of death in noncoronary
    ICU patients.
    d. Discuss how sepsis contributes to multi-organ failure.
    Step 3- Ensure paper adheres to the following guidelines:
    a. Word document
    b. APA format
    c. Arial or Times New Roman
    d. Size 12 font
    e. Includes a title page
    f. Includes a reference page (minimum of 3 references)
    g. 2-3 page scholarly paper (excluding title and reference pages)
    h. Attach a copy of the article you summarized
    i. Title page should include:
    I. Writing Across the Curriculum Assignment
    II. Title of the article you summarized
    III. Your name
    IV. NURS 2115 Adult Health III
    V. Date
    Step 4- Submit your paper to Turnitin.com and print out the results. Attach a copy of the
    results to your paper. Ensure the results are 15% or less. All quotes must be in
    2
    quotation marks and include the page or paragraph number. Anytime you copy word for
    word from an author, you must place those words in quotation marks and cite the page
    number—no exceptions. Use no more than 2 of the exact same words in a row as your
    guide. The Turnitin system gives the student and instructor a number of the percentage
    of the entire paper that has been copied/plagiarized material. The instructor checks the
    citation to see if the information is indeed copied/plagiarized. NO PLAGIARISM IS
    ACCEPTED.
    Grading Criteria: This required assignment will count as your Writing Across the
    Curriculum for this semester. This also constitutes a portion of your clinical
    assignment/hours. Any student not completing will receive a clinical incomplete for this
    course. Please see attached rubric.
    Learning Outcomes assessed:
    ASN Student Learning Outcome: Students nearing completion of the Associate of
    Science in Nursing (ASN) demonstrate effective written communication skills
    appropriate to the field of Nursing.
    Evidence based practice: Use best current evidence, expert opinion, and clinical
    expertise as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.
    Patient education: Develop and implement health related education to patients that will
    facilitate their acquisition and reinforcement of knowledge and skills, adoption of new
    behaviors, and modification of attitudes.
    Due Date: February 1, 2023 via Assignment Dropbox. Be sure to include your
    paper AND your article. Failure to submit article in the Assignment Drop Box will
    result in a zero for this assignment. Ensure you are using a scholarly article (no
    Wiki page, textbook, etc. Your summary MUST be of an article. You may use
    your textbook as one of your 3 references but NOT what you summarize!
    Writing Across Curriculum Rubric:
    3
    Grading Criteria: This required assignment will count as your Writing Across the
    Curriculum for this semester. This also constitutes a portion of your clinical
    assignment/hours. Any student not completing will receive a clinical incomplete for this
    course. A score of 16 of 20 points will be considered satisfactory for this
    assignment. You should have at minimum 3 references, current and within 5
    years in APA format. Submit your paper to Turnitin.com and attach a copy of your
    results.

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