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 APA Format

 1) Minimum  7  full pages (No word count per page)- Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs per page

2)¨******APA norms

         All paragraphs must be narrative and cited in the text- each paragraph

         Bulleted responses are not accepted

         Don’t write in the first person 

         Don’t copy and paste the questions.

         Answer the question objectively, do not make introductions to your answers, answer it when you start the paragraph

3)****************************** It will be verified by Turnitin (Identify the percentage of exact match of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks) 

********************************It will be verified by SafeAssign (Identify the percentage of similarity of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks)

4) Minimum 6 references (APA format) per part not older than 5 years  (Journals, books) (No websites)

All references must be consistent with the topic-purpose-focus of the parts. Different references are not allowed.

5) Identify your answer with the numbers, according to the question. Start your answer on the same line, not the next

Example:

Q 1. Nursing is XXXXX

Q 2. Health is XXXX

6) You must name the files according to the part you are answering: 

Example:

Part 1.doc 

Part 2.doc

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Topic: Food and drug regulation

Purpose : 

To investigate & integrate knowledge of advanced nursing practice, scholarly inquiry, & leadership by examining a policy at the level of clinical practice, health care systems, or public/social health policy. 

You must strictly follow the following scheme. You must use titles and subtitles.

Introduction ( 1/2 page): 

Generally:

1. Define and describe the policy issue to be addressed. 

2. Identify the purpose of analysis (check the purpose and  paraphrase it)

a. Targeted level of policy (i.e., clinical practice, health care systems, or public/social health) 

b. Significance of topic.

3. Identify questions the policy analysis is intended to address.  

Background ( 1 page)

Provide details:

1. Issue or problem, including its:

a. Nature

b.Scope

2. Relevant literature (3), and include;

a.History

b.Context within which the issue exists.

2. Describe existing policy addressing the issue, if any.

3. Discuss strengths & shortcomings in existing policy.

4. Identify & describe key stakeholders that are or will be affected by the policy 

a. Individuals

b.Groups

c. Explain why

Analysis (3 pages)

1. Identify alternative policies to achieve objectives. 

2. Establish/identify criteria that will be used for selection of “best” policy. 

3. Evaluate each alternative, and include

a. Its potential impact relative to the healthcare

b. Patient outcomes. 

4. Assess the trade-offs between alternatives. 

Recommendations  (1 page)

 1. Based on the analysis, identity:

a. Thee “best” alternative to address the current issue

b. Policy situation. 

2. Provide a rationale for selection. 

3. Describe possible strategies to implement selected alternatives. 

4. Identify 3 barriers to the implementation of the selected alternative. 

5. Describe 2 methods to evaluate policy implementation.  

Discussion (1 page) 

1.  Discuss analysis & recommendations relative to:

a. Original questions identified

a. Level of policy it is intended to address (i.e., clinical practice, health care systems, or public). 

2. Identify limitations of the analysis. 

3. Discuss implications for 

a. Practice

b. Education

c. Research

d. Policymaking.  

Conclusion ( 1/ 2 page) 

1. Summarize findings & recommendations of analysis 

2. Identify questions to be addressed in future studies or policy analyses