Sample Nursing Research Paper on characteristics of a culture of excellence

In a three- to four- page paper, address the elements below.  Use a minimum of four peer-reviewed scholarly sources, current within five years, to support your work. See rubric for specific, required content criteria within each section of the paper:
Exemplar for assignment.
Provide an introduction to the paper.
Discuss the characteristics of a culture of excellence.
Present the mission, vision, and values of a selected organization, and explain the interrelationships between each element. Describe how the mission, vision, and values do or do not support a culture of excellence.
Discuss application of two specific leadership strategies which promote a culture of excellence, and how they support the Chamberlain Care Model®.
Provide a conclusion to the paper.
Preparing the Assignment

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
Using Microsoft Word (the most recent version), create the written paper for this assignment. Include a title page with your name, date, and course information, as well as a reference page.
The paper (excluding title and reference pages) should be three to four pages in length.
A minimum of four peer-reviewed scholarly sources, current within 5 years, are required.
Sources older than 5 years may not be used without the permission of the class professor.
Only one short quote (15 words or less) may be used within the body of your writing.
Title page, pagination, subheadings, body of paper, citation of sources, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the current edition of the manual.
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure are followed and consistent with formal, scholarly writing as noted in the APA Manual (current edition).
First person may only be used in the self-reflection portion of the assignment (see Conclusion section for criteria).
Directions and Assignment Criteria

Grading Criteria

Introduction

18

8%

Introduction includes

Importance of pursuing a culture of excellence within the health care industry
Key role of mission, vision and values to guide organizational culture
Identify sections of the paper
Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
Provide support from current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources

Culture of Excellence

36

16%

This section includes:

Explanation of the concept of a culture of excellence
Identification of at least three specific organizational characteristics or practices which reflect a culture of excellence
Discussion regarding how a culture of excellence is significant to the selected specialty track
Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
Provide support from current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources

Overview of Mission, Vision, and Values

81

36%

This section includes:

Description of the mission, vision, and values of a selected organization
Explanation regarding the interrelationships of the mission, vision, and values of the organization
Discussion regarding how the mission, vision, and values do or to not reflect a culture of excellence
Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
Provide support from current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources

Leading a Culture of Excellence

36

16%

This section includes:

Identification and discussion of two specific leadership strategies which will promote a culture of excellence in the selected MSN specialty track role
Explanation of how the two identified leadership strategies reflect the Chamberlain Care Model®
Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
Provide support from current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources

Conclusion

27

12%

Conclusion includes:

Summary which addresses the following:
Importance of a culture of excellence
Leadership strategies that support a culture of excellence
Synopsis of the selected mission, vision, and values and how they do or do not support a culture of excellence
Self-reflection of learning regarding new insights gained by completing this assignment
Self-reflection regarding implications for future advanced nursing practice in the selected MSN specialty track
Graduate-level Writing Style

27

12%

Graduate-level writing style is included, evidenced by integrating the following standards.

Correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure
Clarity, organization, and logical flow of ideas within writing; accurate use of APA levels of headings
APA format for citing and referencing sources
No more than one short quote (15 words or less) is used within the assignment
APA document format including margins, spacing, font style and size
APA document structure including pagination, title page, reference page
Congruence with APA mechanics of style (abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers, and use of figures or tables if applicable)
Use of first person tense is limited to the self-reflection portion of the conclusion
Quality of Literature Support

It is an expectation that a minimum of four current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources are integrated within the assignment.

If the above expectation is not met, 9 points shall be deducted.

Paper Length

It is an expectation that the paper is a minimum of three full pages in length, and no more than four full pages in length.

If the above expectation is not met, 9 points shall be deducted.

Total

225

100%

A quality assignment will meet or exceed all the above requirements.