Create a table differentiating the adult-gerontology acute care nurse


Unsatisfactory 0-75%



Less Than Satisfactory 76-80%



Satisfactory 81-88%



Good 89-92%



Excellent 93-100%




70.0 %

Module 1 Rubric


70.0 %

Subject Knowledge

Does not demonstrate knowledge of the concept. Fails to identify the impact of the published competencies of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNPC-AG) versus those of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (FNPC-AG).

Demonstrates minimal knowledge of the subject. Does not adequately visualize the Scope of Practice ACNPC-AG compared to that of FNPC-AG. Does not justify the impact of differing didactic and clinical educational preparation.

Demonstrates moderate knowledge of the subject. Recognizes the basic Scope of Practice ACNP compared to that of FNP. Misinterprets evidence and implications of the published competencies differentiating the ACNPC-AG and FNPC-AG.

Demonstrates good knowledge of the subject. Correctly describes the Scope of Practice for the ACNP. Compares and contrasts the ACNPC-AG scope of practice to that of FNPC-AG. States a perspective concerning these differing roles. Justifies some of the impact of the Arizona Board of Nursing White Paper (2009).

Demonstrates full and deep knowledge of the subject. Develops and explains and informed position on the differences in education and training between the ACNPC-AG and FNPC-AG. Integrates the concepts of differing education and training into a solid, convincing thesis. Accurately interprets the position of the Arizona Board of Nursing regarding nurse practitioners in the acute care setting. Integrates table into paper.


20.0 %

Organization and Effectiveness


7.0 %

Thesis Development and Purpose

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.

Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.


8.0 %

Argument Logic and Construction

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. Presents minimal justification of claims. Logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources are credible. Introduction & conclusion bracket the thesis.

Argument shows logical progression Techniques of argumentation are evident. Smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.

Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.


5.0 %

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.


10.0 %



5.0 %

Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

All format elements are correct.


5.0 %

Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)

No reference page is included. No citations are used.

Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.

Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present

Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.

In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.