1) Article Critique
Two times during the semester, but before the last class meeting of the course, each student will bring in 1-2 article(s) from professional journals, a reputable internet source or the newspaper. The article(s) will be attached and submitted with the critique. The article should be 3-4 pages in length.
The student will present their critiques in class
Each article must be related to health care policy.
The critique will include a brief summary of the article and the course objective to which it is relevant and why. Relate the article to the following:
The article should help you answer the following questions:
Describe changes in the current U.S. health delivery system that you think will provide opportunities for nursing to improve health care.
What challenges do you envision that nurses would face in the changing health delivery situation?
How would these opportunities that you describe help to improve the status and visibility of nursing?
CRITERIA FOR GRADING (20%)
2% — Relevant introduction that captures the interest of the reader
6% — Completely answered each guiding question for the article critique
1% — Closure, summarizes key point and action, bringing the letter to conclusion
1% — Grammar and syntax; Letter format – appropriate salutation, body, and signature