Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Professional Ethics

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Part 1: Writing Sample: The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity

Using the Academic and Professional Success Development Template you began, write a 2-3 paragraph analysis that includes the following:

·   Explanation for the relationship between academic integrity and writing.

·   Explanation for the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics.

·   Cite at least 2 resources that support your arguments, being sure to use proper APA formatting.

·   Use Grammarly and SafeAssign to improve the product.

·   Explain how Grammarly, SafeAssign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity.

32 (32%) – 35 (35%)

The response clearly and accurately describes in detail the relationship between academic integrity and writing.

The response clearly and accurately describes in detail the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics.

The response accurately cites at least two resources that fully support the arguments explained.

The response clearly and accurately describes in detail how Grammarly, SafeAssign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity, including sufficient evidence that Grammarly and SafeAssign were used to improve the responses provided.

28 (28%) – 31 (31%)

The response partially describes the relationship between academic integrity and writing.

The response partially describes the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics.

The response partially cites at least two resources that partially support the arguments explained.

The response partially describes how Grammarly, SafeAssign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity, including some evidence that Grammarly and SafeAssign were used to improve the responses provided.

25 (25%) – 27 (27%)

The response vaguely describes the relationship between academic integrity and writing.

The response vaguely describesthe relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics.

The response vaguely or inaccurately cites at least two resources that vaguely support the arguments explained.

The response vaguely or inaccurately describes how Grammarly, SafeAssign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity, including vague evidence that Grammarly and SafeAssign were used to improve the responses provided.

(0%) – 24 (24%)

The response describing the relationship between academic integrity and writing is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

The response describing the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

The response inaccurately cites at least two resources that inaccurately support the arguments explained, or is missing.

The response vaguely and inaccurately describes how Grammarly, SafeAssign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity, including no evidence that Grammarly and SafeAssign were used to improve the responses provided.

Part 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work

Expand on your thoughts from Part 1 by:

·   Identifying and describing strategies you intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of your 1) academic work while a student of the MSN program, and 2) professional work as a nurse throughout your career. Include a review of resources and approaches you propose to use as a student and a professional.

45 (45%) – 50 (50%)

The response clearly identifies and accurately describes in detail strategies intended to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of academic work while in the MSN program and in professional work as a nurse.

The response clearly reviews and accurately proposes in detail resources and approaches to use as a student and professional.

40 (40%) – 44 (44%)

The response partially identifies and describes strategies intended to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of academic work while in the MSN program and in professional work as a nurse.

The response partially reviews and proposes resources and approaches to use as a student and professional.

35 (35%) – 39 (39%)

The response vaguely identifies and describes strategies intended to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of academic work while in the MSN program and in professional work as a nurse.

The response inaccurately reviews and vaguely proposes resources and approaches to use as a student and professional.

(0%) – 34 (34%)

The response vaguely and inaccurately identifies and describes strategies intended to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of academic work while in the MSN program and in professional work as a nurse, or is missing.

The response vaguely and inaccurately reviews and vaguely proposes resources and approaches to use as a student and professional, or is missing.

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization:

Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.

(5%) – 5 (5%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity.

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria.

(4%) – 4 (4%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time.

Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%- 79% of the time.

Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off topic.

(0%) – 3 (3%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time.

No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion was provided.

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:
Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation
(5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.
(4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
(0%) – 3 (3%)
Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.
Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.
(5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct APA format with no errors.
(4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.
3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.
(0%) – 3 (3%)
Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.
Total Points: 100

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Part 3: Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Professional Ethics

Nurse-scholars have a significant obligation to their community as well. Their work must have academic and professional integrity. Their efforts are designed to add to the body of knowledge, advance the profession, and ultimately help in the care of patients. Work that lacks integrity is subject to erode quickly or worse.

Fortunately, there are strategies and tools that can help ensure integrity in academic and professional work. This Assignment asks you to consider these tools and how you might apply them to your own work.

In this Assignment you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by appending the original document you began in the previous assignment.

To Prepare:

  • Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources for this Module in support of academic style, integrity, and scholarly ethics.
  • Reflect on the connection between academic and professional integrity.

The Assignment:

Part 3, Section 1: Writing Sample: The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity

Using the Academic and Professional Success Development Template you began in Module 1 and expanded in Module 2, write a 2- to 3-paragraph analysis that includes the following:

  • Explanation for the relationship between academic integrity and writing
  • Explanation for the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics
  • Cite at least two resources that support your arguments, being sure to use proper APA formatting.
  • Use Grammarly and SafeAssign to improve the product.
  • Explain how Grammarly, Safe Assign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity.

Part 3, Section 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work

Expand on your thoughts from Section 1 by:

  • identifying and describing strategies you intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of your: (1) academic work as a student of the MSN program and (2) professional work as a nurse throughout your career. Include a review of resources and approaches you propose to use as a student and a professional.

Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

By Day 7 of Week 5

Submit both Section 1 and Section 2 of Part 3.

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