Describe the way in which nurses are perceived by your patients and the public. How do the best known nurses currently depicted in the media represent the type of nursing image you wish to promote?

Speaking of image, do you feel that no longer wearing traditional white uniforms has had an impact on how nurses are perceived? How is your clothing an important part of your public image?

What could you do to improve the professional image of nurses?

**NOTE: This course does not include lessons. Please cite your textbook to earn points in the discussion rubric.

Textbook: Huston, C. J. (2020). Professional issues in nursing: Challenges and opportunities (5th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnswers initial questionAnswers the initial graded discussion question(s)/topic(s), demonstrating knowledge and understanding of concepts for the week.

32.0 pts

Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all weekly concepts.

28.0 pts

Addresses most aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding of most of the weekly concepts.

24.0 pts

Addresses some aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding of some of the weekly concepts.

0.0 pts

Minimally addresses the initial discussion question(s) or does not address the initial question(s).

32.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntegrates evidenceIntegrates evidence to support discussion. Sources are credited. (APA format not required)

24.0 pts

Integrates evidence to support your discussion from assigned readings AND at least one outside scholarly source (not assigned in the course). Sources are credited.

20.0 pts

Integrates evidence to support discussion from assigned readings. Sources are credited.

18.0 pts

Integrates evidence to support discussion only from an outside source with no mention of assigned reading. Sources are credited.

0.0 pts

Does not integrate any evidence.

24.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEngages in meaningful dialogueEngages in meaningful dialogue with classmates or instructor before the end of the week.

28.0 pts

Responds to a classmate and/or instructor’s post furthering the dialogue by providing more information and clarification, thereby adding much depth to the discussion.

24.0 pts

Responds to a classmate and/or instructor furthering the dialogue by adding some depth to the discussion.

20.0 pts

Responds to a classmate and/or instructor but does not further the discussion.

0.0 pts

No response post to another student or instructor.

28.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCommunicates professionallyCommunicates in a professional manner.

16.0 pts

Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

14.0 pts

Presents information in an organized manner (few errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

12.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

0.0 pts

Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

16.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParticipation: Initial questionResponse to initial question(s): Responds to initial discussion question(s) by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT.

0.0 pts

Meets: Student posts an answer to the initial discussion question(s) by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT. No points deducted.

0.0 pts

Not Met: Student does not post an answer to the initial discussion question(s) by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT. 10 points will be deducted from total score.

0.0 pts

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