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Ohio University Nursing Excellence The Joint Commission Discussion Questions


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This week you have read about nursing organizations, political activism and advocacy, and understanding health care systems. Which are all important parts of nursing excellence. For this assignment, you need to select two of the organizations presented in the lecture (PowerPoint) and provide the following information for each organization (in your own words):

  • What is the purpose of the organization?
  • What impact does the organization have on nursing practice?
  • How does the organization play a role in nursing education?
  • How does the organization play a role in nursing research?
  • What part of Nursing Excellence does the organization provide? Political activism? Advocacy? Resource for Health care system?
  • Would you provide support to the organization as a nurse? Why or Why not?

Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.


  • Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.

Words Limits

  • Initial Post: Minimum 300 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page)

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RUBRIC: DISCUSSION BOARD (30 pts) Criteria Characteristics of initial post Support for initial post Responses to Peers APA format*; Spelling/ Grammar/ Punctuation Meets Expectations 10 to 10 Points • Provided response with rationale. • The post is substantive and reflects careful consideration of the literature. • Examples from the student’s practice/experience are provided to illustrate the discussion concepts. • Addressed all required elements of the discussion prompt. • Well organized and easy to read. 5 to 5 Points • Cited minimum of two references: at least one (1) from required course materials to support rationale AND one (1) from peer-reviewed* references from supplemental materials or independent study on the topic to support responses. • The initial post is a minimum of 200 words excluding references. 10 to 10 Points • Responses to colleagues demonstrated insight and critical review of the colleagues’ posts and stimulate further discussion • Responded to a minimum of two (2) peers and included a minimum of one (1) peer-reviewed* or course materials reference per response. • Responses are a minimum of 100 words and are posted on different days of the discussion period by the due date. 5 to 5 Points • APA format** is used for in-text citations and reference list. • Posts contain grammatically correct sentences without any spelling errors. Levels of Achievement Needs Improvement 3 to 9 Points • Provided response missing either substantive rationale, consideration of the literature, or examples from the student’s practice/experience to illustrate the discussion concepts. • Addresses all or most of required elements. • Somewhat organized, but may be difficult to follow. 2 to 4 Points • Missing one (1) required course reference AND/OR one (1) peer-reviewed reference to validate response. • Post has at least 200 words. 4 to 9 Points • Responses to colleagues are cursory, do not stimulate further discussion and paragraph could have been more substantial. • Responses missing one of the following: o insight/critical review of colleague’s post, o OR respond to at least two peers, o OR a peer reviewed*or course materials reference per response • Responses are a minimum or less than 100 words and posts were on the same date as initial post. 2 to 4 Points • APA format is missing either in-text or at end of the reference list. • Posts contain some grammatically correct sentences with few spelling errors. NOTE: No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts. Unsatisfactory 0 to 2 Points • Provided response with minimal rationale. • Does not demonstrate thought and provides no supporting details or examples. • Provides a general summary of required elements. 0 to 1 Points • Missing 1 or more of the correct type (course or peer-reviewed) or number of references to support response. • Post is less than 200 words or there’s no post. 0 to 3 Points • Responses to colleagues lack critical, in depth thought and do not add value to the discussion. • Responses are missing two or more of the following: o insight/critical review of colleagues’ post o AND/OR response to at least two peers o AND/OR a peer reviewed* reference per response. • Responses are less than 100 words, posted same day as initial post. 0 to 1 Points • Not APA formatted OR APA format of references has errors both in-text and at end of reference list. • Post is grammatically incorrect. *Peer-reviewed references include professional journals (i.e. Nursing Education Perspectives, Journal of Professional Nursing, etc. – see library tab on how to access these from database searches), professional organizations (NLN, CDC, AACN, ADA, etc.) applicable to population and practice area, along with clinical practice guidelines (ECRI Institute All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information) References not acceptable (not inclusive) are UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases. **Since it is difficult to edit the APA reference in the Blackboard discussion area, you can copy and paste APA references from your Word document to the Blackboard discussion area and points will not be deducted because of format changes in spacing. Last updated: 1/31/2020 © 2020 School of Nursing - Ohio University Page 1 of 1 ...
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Final Answer




Nursing Excellence


The Joint Commission

The joint commission is an organization that deals with improving the quality of
healthcare that is offered to the masses and also ensure patient safety (Masica, Richter, Convery,
& Haydar, 2009). It works with different organizations that deal with the provision of care to
ensure that no harm comes to patients. The Joint Commission has a huge impact on nursing,
given that it ensures there is the standardization of practices. That reduces the occurrence of
errors in nursing practice. In terms of nursing education, this organization also has a key role
where it tasked with the process of review. That is done through the involvement of the nurses...

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