Topic/issue – Skilled Papers

CAP Instructions and Rubric
Grading criteria   for PAPER
· Introduces topic and provides overview of the   issue (2 pts.) 
· Discusses why this issue is pertinent to the   particular unit/organization and what led student to choose the topic (2   pts.)
· Identifies unit, manager, etc. support for the   project (1 pt.)
· Identifies how the project will specifically   benefit the unit/organization (2 pts.)
Literature   review: topic/issue
· Includes two recent articles (less than 5-7   years) from professional nursing or health sciences journals (2 pts.)
· For each article: provides brief summary and   discusses how the article is pertinent and relevant to the topic/issue (4   pts./each article=8 total)
Literature   review: solution/intervention
· Includes two recent (less than 5-7 years)   articles from professional nursing or health sciences journals (2 pts.)
· For each article: provides brief summary and   discusses how the article is pertinent and relevant to the solution or   interventions (4 pts./each article=8 total)
· Articles support the student’s chosen solution   or intervention (2 pts.)
· Clearly describes final project or   intervention (2 pts.)
· Outlines specific steps to implement final   project/solution, including timeline for how the project could be “rolled   out” (4 pts.)
· Discusses how the project will address/improve   the clinical issue (2 pts.)
· Discusses future follow-up, evaluation, and/or   measurement of the impact of the project (3 pts.) 
Paper mechanics
· Incorporates required content in a 4-5-page   paper (not including title page and reference page) (2 pts.)
· Follows correct APA: 
Proper title page (1         pt.)
Appropriate text         spacing, font size, headings, and in-text citations (2 pts.)
Formatted reference         page (2 pts.)
· Writes clearly; uses correct grammar,   spelling, and punctuation; avoids first person voice (3 pts.)
Grading criteria for e-POSTER
· Clearly displays the topic or issue (2 pts.)
· Includes general information about the topic   or issue 
(2 pts.) *
· Communicates specifics about why it is   pertinent to the particular unit or organization (2 pts.) *
· States institutional support (1 pt.)
*If applicable,   poster uses appropriate graphic or visual which conveys national or local   data, trends, organization or unit statistics, etc. 
Literature   review of the topic/issue
· Includes literature support of the topic or   issue (1 pt.)
· Summarizes most important point(s) of each   article (4 pts.)
· Clearly connects authors with literature   points (1 pt.)
· Clearly outlines solution and presents as   feasible (3 pts.)
· Includes literature support of chosen solution   (2 pt.)
· Clearly connects authors with solution literature   (1 pt.)
· Identifies and explains final project and   attaches a copy of “work product” (in-service handouts, pamphlet, form,   pocket card, for example) (4 pts.)
· Specifically describes how the final project   would be implemented, including timeline for “roll-out” (2 pts.)
· Describes how the impact of the project could   be measured or evaluated (2)
· Addresses the future implications of the   project for the unit and/or nursing in general (2 pts.)
e-Poster   mechanics
· Professional looking: follows elements of   e-poster construction; organized and clear layout that flows well (2 pts.) 
· Visually appealing: words and graphics are   easy to see; appropriate use of color (2 pts.) 
· Student’s name, Resurrection University and project   site are clearly identified (1 pt.)
· Reference page is complete, in proper APA   format, and submitted with the e-poster (1 pt.)