N2300 Introduction to Professional and Clinical
Concepts in Nursing
Make sure to use the assignment rubric to guide your work.
1. Locate the name of a recent (<5 years), professional, nursing journal related to the area of nursing you are interested in pursuing. Please refer to the library resources in Canvas to help guide you. Please include a copy of your article with your assignment submission; this can be a .pdf file.
2. Find one scholarly, peer-reviewed article that interests you and read it; editorial and topical articles will not suffice.N2300 Introduction to Professional and Clinical Essay
3. In the workspace below, type a one page (double spaced) summary of the article you read. In your summary, make sure and use in-text citations, including page numbers if you use a direct quote. Remember, even information that is summarized must be cited to avoid plagiarism.
4. At the end of the summary, type the reference to your article in correct APA style.
5. Simply attach both this template (in Word format) and the article to Canvas when you submit.
A word about plagiarism: When you submit homework to an instructor, you are saying, “Unless I have noted otherwise with a citation, this is my own original work; these are my own words and my own original ideas.” Reading the article, understanding it, interpreting it, and creating a summary in your own words is part of the work of learning. Using someone else’s words is like saying “I did this work” when you really didn’t. Use this assignment as an opportunity to work on your skills of reading and summarizing.N2300 Introduction to Professional and Clinical Essay
Workspace: Please begin your assignment below. Follow APA format (double space, no bold font, in-text citations) and make sure and use complete sentences, grammar, and spelling. You do not need a title page or headers but you must include your reference at the end.
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APA Style Reference (at the end of the article):
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Technology Information: Blackboard is available to each enrolled student and will be
used in this course. It is very important to check Blackboard at least once daily for
course information and announcements. In addition, Microsoft Office is the standard
office productivity software utilized by faculty, students and staff. All assignments must
be submitted to Blackboard in Microsoft Word. Mac users, please be aware that we do
not accept assignments in Pages (.pages) or other formats that are not in Microsoft
Word. See grading policies below.
Students are responsible for reading the syllabus and course schedule and submitting
the attestation form for N2300 in Blackboard. Students will be unable to access any
other course information in Blackboard until this form is submitted.
Electronic Communication Policy: UT Arlington has adopted MavMail as its official N2300 Introduction to Professional and Clinical Essay
means to communicate with students about important deadlines and events, as well as
to transact university-related business regarding financial aid, tuition, grades,
graduation, etc. All students are assigned a MavMail account and are responsible for
checking the inbox regularly. There is no additional charge to students for using this
account, which remains active even after graduation. Information about activating and
using MavMail is available at http://www.uta.edu/oit/cs/email/mavmail.php.
Percentage of Final Grade
Specific assignment/journal information, grading rubrics, and due dates can be found on
Reflection Journals (3 total) 9 %
Homework Assignments (8 total) 8 %
Calendar Assignment 2 %
Nursing Article Summary Assignment 3 %
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Exams (3 Exams at 18% each) 54 %
Final Exam (Cumulative) 24 %
Total percentage possible: 100%
In order to successfully complete an undergraduate nursing course at UTA, the following
minimum criteria must be met:
70% weighted average on proctored exams
70% weighted average on major written assignments (if applicable).
90% on math test (if applicable).
90% on practicum skills check offs (if applicable)
Students are expected to keep track of their performance throughout the semester and
seek guidance from available sources if their performance drops below satisfactory
In this course, all exams count toward the required minimum course grade of 70.00% of
proctored exams. Assignments are not included in this calculation. In determining the
final course grade for N2300, the weighted average on all exams will be checked first. If
a student achieves a 70.00% with no rounding of the average on these exams, the
assignment grades will count toward the final course grade. If the student did not
achieve a 70.00% with no rounding of the average on the four exams, the grade stands N2300 Introduction to Professional and Clinical Essay
as a D or F as determined by the numerical value from the weighted average on exams.
In undergraduate nursing courses, all grade calculations will be carried out to two
decimal places (i.e. 85.679 = 85.68) and there will be no rounding of final grades. Letter
grades for assignments and end-of-course grades shall be:
A – 90% – 100%
B – 80% – 89.99%
C – 70% – 79.99%
D – 60% – 69.99%
No extra credit projects are available to raise individual grades or final grade.
Late Policy on Assignments: Assignments and journals are intended to be submitted by
the deadline clearly stated in Blackboard. 10 points per day will be deducted from
assignments and journals submitted past the due date for 5 days. After that point, the
grade will be a ‘0’. Please keep in mind that once an assignment or journal has been
graded, you may not re-submit.
Submission Requirements for Assignments/Journals:
● Unless otherwise designated, all assignments and journals must be submitted
through Blackboard as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). Mac usersplease note, we do not accept Pages (.pages) documents.
● Assignments that require an image, such as a screenshot or photo, must be
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pasted into a Microsoft Word document.
● Assignments will NOT be accepted by email or in the submission/text box of
● You have three submission attempts (prior to grading) in case an error is made to
re-submit your assignment or journal to Blackboard.
● It is the student’s responsibility to check Blackboard to be sure assignments have
been submitted completely and correctly. Please review the Assignment
Submission tutorial video in Blackboard under the Video Tutorials link.
● If assignments/journals are not submitted in the correct format as an
attachment in Microsoft Word, students will receive a ‘0’ on that assignment and
will not be allowed to re-submit.
● Please note: Microsoft Edge as a browser has known issues with uploading
attachments to Blackboard, so please use another browser.
● Again, if you submit a blank document, Pages document, or do not follow the
instructions on the assignment/journals, you will receive a ‘0’ on the assignment.N2300 Introduction to Professional and Clinical Essay
Missing an Exam: Students are responsible for taking exams when they are scheduled.
Excused absences for exams include the following: jury duty or other legal obligation,
military obligations, emergency situations, death of a family member, or illness. The
student must contact the instructor prior to the exam start date and time and provide
documentation of the incident ID within 48 hours of the exam. Proof of a visit to a
healthcare provider is required as documentation of an illness. There are no exceptions
to this rule. If documentation is provided as noted above, a make-up exam date will be
considered if all procedural steps are taken properly.
If a student misses an exam for any other reason (oversleeping, exam date oversight,
etc.) the absence will be considered unexcused. Students will have one opportunity
during the semester to schedule a make-up exam for a 20-point deduction. The exam
may include alternate format questions, such as fill in the blank, short answer,
matching, or essay questions. The student must email the instructor to schedule the
exam within 7 days of the exam date, or a grade of ‘0’ will be assigned for that exam. It
is not the instructor’s responsibility to schedule a make-up exam. Students will not be
allowed to take an exam with students in another section without the 20-point
deduction. Any subsequent unexcused absences on exams will result in a ‘0’.
GUIDELINES FOR EXAMS
1. Exams will start on time. If you arrive late, you will have only the remaining time
left on the exam. All exams will be collected at the end of the designated exam
2. Students must come to the testing room for each exam with their Mav ID. The
Mav ID should be kept on the desk at all times and will be checked when exams
are turned in at the end. If a student arrives without their Mav ID, they will be
required to go to the Mav Express office to get a replacement ID. The student
may begin their exam when they return to the exam room with a Mav ID. No
additional testing time will be allowed.
3. All cell phones, pagers, PDA’s, digital music devices, Smart Watches, and laptop
computers must be turned off and placed with all personal belongings at the side
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or front of the room during the exam. No electronics may be on your personal
body during the exam.
4. Caps must be removed or turned so that the bill of the cap is at the back of the
head during exams.
5. Although faculty strives to provide a quiet learning/testing environment there
may be noises and distractions in any testing environment that are beyond the
control of the exam proctors. If a student feels that the testing environment is
unduly noisy or distracting for any reason, it is the responsibility of the student
to report this to the instructor or proctor as soon as possible during the exam so
corrective action may be taken.
6. Students may not leave the room during the exam.
7. Eating during the exam is not permitted. Beverages are permitted but must be
in plain view at all times.N2300 Introduction to Professional and Clinical Essay
8. Once the exams are distributed, there is no talking allowed for the remainder of
the exam time.
9. Read instructions thoroughly. To ask a question after the exam has been
distributed, remain in the seat, raise your hand, and wait till the instructor
comes to you. The instructor will answer only questions that do not give away
10. Students are expected to keep their eyes on the exam booklet and not look
about the room during exams. The instructor or exam proctor will move you to a
different seat if this requirement is not followed.
11. Scantrons will be provided by the College of Nursing and Health Innovation for
the exams. The scantron is the official answer sheet. Make sure that your
answer choice is clear before you turn in the exam.
12. When you have finished the exam, all material distributed before the exam must
be returned. You may not leave the room with any paper related to the exam.
After any and all exams, there must be no discussion with students from other sections of
this course, or with students who have not taken the exam yet. Remember, students
from other sections may be studying in the hall and may hear you discussing exam
questions after you take the exam. Discussion of exam questions outside the classroom is
considered collusion to cheat and will be referred to the University Office of Student
Conduct for discipline. Likewise, if you are aware of other students discussing exam
questions with students who have not taken the exam, you are expected to come forward
and report it; failure to do so is considered collusion, and is reportable as scholastic
dishonesty. Refer to the University’s policy on “Academic Integrity”.
Attendance: This is a classroom-based course. Instructional strategies in the course are
designed with the expectation that students will attend class and participate with their
classmates in learning activities. Class attendance is not factored into the course grade,
but frequent absences will interfere with mastering the content of this course and will
therefore result in poor course grades. Instructors may take attendance at their
discretion, and as required to maintain records for the University Office of Records and
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