Week 6 Professional Paper

As you are working on your Week 6 Professional Paper, here is a helpful hint to support your success. Pay close attention to the rubric and make sure the each area is within the assigned word count range. As you’ll see on the rubric, you can lose quite a few points if you don’t stay within these limits. I don’t want you to lose points for this reason. Remember that writing in a complete but concise manner is needed to adhere to these word limits. There is a word count feature in Word that will easily do this for you.

Here is a reminder of the required word counts for each section:

Introduction: 50-75 words

Assigned Article Summary: 175-200 words

Impact of Assigned Article Content on Future Practice: 125-150 words

Conclusion: 75-100 words

You will find this required word counts in the directions, rubric, and the assigned template. I look forward to reading your paper!

Here’s the Article


This assignment will be uploaded automatically to Turnitin upon submission to verify this is your original work and no parts were copied from another student.

Turnitin is now more closely integrated with Canvas. To submit your assignment to Turnitin, follow the steps provided.

1. Click the orange Submit Assignment button at the top of the page to open the upload window.

2. Under the File Upload tab, click on Browse to select your assignment file you want to upload.

3. Check the box to agree to the Turnitin End-User License Agreement.

4. Click Submit Assignment.

5. Your Turnitin report will be visible in the Assignment Details or Grades section of your course.  

Steps 2, 3, and 4 in a Turnitin Submission


Please refer to the documentation available on the  Turnitin Resource page .

· Submitting Assignments to Turnitin explains how to submit an assignment with Turnitin enabled.

· Understanding Turnitin Similarity Reports shows how to access, view, and understand a Turnitin similarity report.

· Reviewing Graded Turnitin Assignments shows how to view feedback and similarity score reports on a graded Turnitin assignment.

Please contact your instructor if you have any questions.

Note: Chamberlain Programs may vary in usage of Turnitin features and grading options.


The purpose of this assignment is to allow the learner to demonstrate good organization, appropriate scholarly writing, and correct APA formatting in writing a professional paper.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

· CO 3: Demonstrate effective communication and interprofessional collaboration in professional decision-making. (POs 3, 4)

· CO 4: Apply concepts of ethics and professionalism to nursing practice, nursing roles, and academic development. (POs 5, 6)

Due Date

Sunday end of Week 6, 11:59 p.m. MT.


225 points

Late Assignment Policy

If the assignment is not submitted by due date, a late deduction will be applied. See rubric below.


1. Carefully read these directions and the grading rubric below.

2. Download the required template below under Template.

3. Rename that template as Your Last Name Professional Paper.docx. This must be saved as a Microsoft Word document (.docx). Save it to your own computer or flash drive in a location where you will be able to retrieve it later. Type your assignment directly on the saved document. Save your work often.

4. View the Week 6 Professional Paper Tutorial below.

5. In the NR351 Announcements, locate the announcement entitled IMPORTANT: Assigned Article for Weeks 4 & 6 Assignments. In this announcement you will find:

a. The link to the assigned article (you must be logged into the Chamberlain Library before clicking the link). Download this article in PDF format to your own computer for use in this assignment. Read the entire article once downloaded and saved.

b. The location of the required sentence for the quotation and citation.

c. The location of the required sentence for paraphrasing and citation.

d. NOTE: This is the same article used for the Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet.

6. This assignment must use the required article stated in the announcement described above to complete the following items:

a. Title Page

b. Introduction

i. Explain that this paper is a summary of the assigned article

ii. Explain that the impact of the article contents on your own future practice will be presented


iii. Length of Introduction must be 50-75 words

c. Assigned Article Summary

i. Clearly summarize the major content of the assigned article. This should be an improved version of your Week 4 submission.

ii. One or two short quotations with citations (must include the assigned sentence for quotation)

iii. Several paraphrased areas with citations (must include the assigned sentence for paraphrasing)

iv. Length must be 175-200 words

d. Impact of Assigned Article Content on Future Practice

i. Clearly state how learning from the assigned article will impact your future practice

ii. Must be your own ideas about the impact of the article on your future nursing practice

iii. Use first person in this section

iv. No citations are needed in this section

v. Length must be 125-150 words

e. Conclusion

i. Write a concise summary of the main points of the paper

ii. Provide a concluding statement

iii. Length must be 75-100 words

f. Reference for the assigned article should be a revised version of the Week 4 reference improved based on your instructor’s Week 4 feedback. Include the following:

i. Author(s)

ii. Year

iii. Article title

iv. Journal name

v. Volume number

vi. Issue number

vii. Page numbers

viii. Parentheses

ix. Double line spacing

x. Hanging indent

xi. DOI if available

7. Each of required items above is clearly described on the Professional Paper Template and Rubric (below on this page).

8. When your Week 6 Professional Paper Assignment is completed, save and close the completed template. Follow the submission instructions at the top of this page to upload your assignment.


Professional Paper Template [LINK] (Links to an external site.)

Best Practices

· Please use your browser’s File setting to save or print this page.

· Use the template provided. Points will be deducted for incorrect or no template used.

· Contact your instructor with any questions.

Scholarly Sources and Citations

· Cite and reference the required article in APA format

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Cathy, CS.