Assignment: Clinical Hour Attestation
Assignment: Clinical Hour Attestation
Attend the clinical practice experience/interview and have the Clinical Hour Attestation form signed. Complete your research. Write the executive summary.
Present your executive summary to the healthcare leader. Submit the deliverables.
Please note: Students should not be providing direct care. Consider adding your completed executive summary, Clinical Hour Attestation form, and reflection to your ePortfolio.
Guidelines for Executive Summary: 2-page, single-spaced paper (Use citations, even though they are typically not included in an executive summary.)
Clinical Hour Attestation: Name, contact information, and signed statement from shadowed healthcare leader for four hours (attestation of the number of hours completed)
Executive summary Student reflection of the experience
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Signed Clinical Hour Attestation
Signed clinical hour attestation including acknowledgement of hours spent with leader was submitted
Signed clinical hour attestation including acknowledgement of hours spent with leader was not submitted
Executive Summary Interview
Meets “Proficient” criteria and offers keen insight into the interview process
Clearly summarizes the information determined during the interview process, including the organizational structure and communication patterns as described by the healthcare leader
Summarizes information obtained during the interview process, but the summary lacks detail or organization
Does not complete Executive Summary: Interview
Executive Summary Recommendations
Meets “Proficient” criteria and offers recommendations or best practices that are insightful
Clearly articulates evidence- based recommendations or best practices based on interview findings
Articulates evidence-based recommendations and/or best practices, but lacks clarity
Does not submit Executive Summary: Recommendations
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value Student Reflection Meets “Proficient” criteria, and
reflection is insightful and offers concrete examples
Reflects on the clinical practice experience and the learning that occurred during that experience, and reflects on the healthcare leader’s response to the executive summary and evidence-based recommendations
Briefly reflects on learning, or does not reflect on the healthcare leader’s response to the executive summary
Does not submit Student Reflection
Articulation of Response
Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format
Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas
Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas
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.