Discussion: Enforcement Program Nursing Paper
Discussion: Enforcement Program Nursing PaperQuestion Description
Pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 2750 (Links to an external site.), the Board of Registered Nursing has authority to discipline a registered nursing license for violation of the Nursing Practice Act. The disciplinary penalty is determined based on a number of factors including but not limited to: severity and recency of offense, rehabilitation evidence, current ability to practice safely, mitigating factors, and past disciplinary history.” (BRN webpage)
* Go to the Broad of Registered web page, www.rn.ca.gov. Click on ‘Enforcements’. Read all the information related to disciplinary actions and reinstatement. Also review cases available on the BRN web site/other locations. Decide on a topic of concern to write about. Search as needed for information on your topic.
The paper must be in APA format, with a reference list.
APA Format – is the format nursing schools use in higher education.
* Write 5 pages using the APA format for health care professionals. The title page and reference list are not included in the maximal number of pages. The APA format is a guideline for scholarly written documents and is the format you will be using as you continue your education in healthcare. There are many APA format resources available. The one you choose must be for healthcare professionals. Do not use microsoft office paper formats. Include the source you used for the APA format in the reference list.
An example of an appropriate APA format text for health care professionals – http://libguides.adelphi.edu/c.php?g=433534&p=2955…
* Write the paper in APA (the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) format. There are more than one APA publications available, some on line as well as hard copies. I am not choosy which publications you use. However, you must identify the source. The basic APA documentation and format is acceptable for this assignment. Jane E. Aaron, Essential Handbook for Writes has the basic concepts included for APA. ISBN # 0-321-20-257-0 is another example.
* Complete a reference list with at least five professional, researched based references in APA format. Web sites such as Mayo clinic, WebMD etc, are not professional references for college papers.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.