Academic and Professional Strategies and Resources
February 13, 2020
Scholarship and Nursing Practice
February 13, 2020

Module 3 (Weeks 4-5): Academic and Professional Integrity

Accessible player –Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload Transcript

Accessible player –Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload Transcript

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Academic and Professional Integrity [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Academic and Professional Integrity [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives

Students will:
  • Identify APA formatting rules
  • Analyze the relationship between academic integrity and writing
  • Analyze the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics
  • Analyze strategies for maintaining integrity and ethics in academic work
  • Analyze strategies for maintaining integrity and ethics in professional work
  • Analyze how paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity
Due ByAssignment
Week 4, Days 1–4Read the Learning Resources.
Begin to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Begin to compose Part 3 of your Assignment.
Week 4, Days 5-6Continue to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to compose Part 3 of your Assignment.
Week 4, Day 7Final day to complete Quiz.
Week 5, Days 1-6Continue to compose Part 3 of your Assignment.
Week 5, Day 7Deadline to submit Part 3 of your Assignment.

Photo Credit: Caiafilm / Caiafilm / Getty Images


Learning Resources

Required Readings

American Nurses Association. (2015). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. Retrieved from https://www.nursingworld.org/coe-view-only

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • Chapter 1, “Writing for the Behavioral and Social Sciences”
    • Section 1.10, “Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism”
  • Chapter 4, “The Mechanics of Style”
  • Chapter 6, “Crediting Sources”
    • Section 6.01, “Plagiarism”
    • Section 6.02, “Self-Plagiarism”
  • Chapter 7, “Reference Examples”

Boykins, A., & Gilmore, M. (2012). Ethical decision making in online graduate nursing education and implications for professional practice. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 8(1), 1-18. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.18785/ojhe.0801.04

Glasper, A. (2016). Does cheating by students undermine the integrity of the nursing profession? British Journal of Nursing, 25(16), 932–933. doi:10.12968/bjon.2016.25.16.932

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

National League for Nursing. (2012). Ethical principles for nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(1), 65. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from http://www.nln.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/ethical-principles-for-nursing-education-final-final-010312.pdf

Walden University Academic Skills Center. (n.d.). ASC success strategies: Plagiarism. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCplagiarism

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). APA style: Overview. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.) Grammarly: Overview. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammarly

Document: APA Basics Checklist: Citations, Reference List, and Style (PDF)

Document: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document)

Document: Citing a Discussion Posting in APA Style (PDF)

Document: Citing a Laureate Video in APA Style (PDF)

Document: Common APA Style and Formatting Challenges (PDF)

Document: Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity (PDF)


Quiz: APA Style and Format

As a nurse embarking on an advanced degree, you are developing the characteristics of a scholar-practitioner, which include strong communication skills. Writing in a scholarly manner involves supporting your thoughts with evidence from the literature and appropriately using APA formatting.

One of the challenges of scholarly writing is paraphrasing the thoughts of others in your work. Paraphrasing, and correctly citing the original author for his or her ideas, allows you to take the ideas of others, summarize them, and incorporate them into your own writing. When summarizing the ideas of others, it is important to avoid plagiarizing (i.e., copying the words and ideas of others as though they were your own). In addition to expanding your knowledge of APA Style, this modules’s Learning Resources help you distinguish between paraphrasing and plagiarizing.

This Quiz will help you determine how your understanding of these concepts and prepardness to reflect them in your work. The questions presented on the Quiz are derived from the Resources related to APA writing standards, plagiarism, and academic integrity.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources related to APA Style and format this Module presents.

Click on the “Week 4 Quiz” link to begin.

By Day 7 of Week 4

Complete the Quiz.

Note: To view the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly, click on your score in the “My Grades” area.

Submission and Grading Information

Submit Your Quiz by Day 7 of Week 4

To submit your Quiz:

Week 4 Quiz


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.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK5Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 5 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 5 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK5Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
  • If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 5 Assignment Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 5 Assignment draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 5

To submit your Assignment:

Week 5 Assignment

Next Module

To go to the next module:

Module 4

 
"Looking for a Similar Assignment? Get Expert Help at an Amazing Discount!
Use Discount Code "Newclient"for a 15% Discount!"
Buy Custom Nursing Papers

WhatsApp chat
%d bloggers like this: