DNP 960 Topic 1 DPI-Committee-Approved Document Review
This assignment is in preparation for submission of your DPI-Committee-Approved DPI Project Proposal to iRIS (IRB portal) in Topic 3. For this assignment, you will submit all of the documents to your instructor in the LoudCloud for review. You will also make sure the documents are uploaded to the iRIS portal, and are ready for your instructor’s review.
Note: Learners are required to submit their application through iRIS (IRB portal) in Topic 3 according to the required instructions, or no later than Topic 7 of this course. Late submissions after Topic 3 will earn less than full points. Learners who do not submit the application to IRB as described by the end of Topic 7 will not pass this course, and will be required to retake DNP-960.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
- APA format is required. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
- You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
- Review the resources within the IRB Documents Folder, located on the DC Network. Navigate to the IRB Documents Folder by selecting DNP Community, DNP Program Documents, DNP-960 Folder, and then the IRB Documents Folder.
- Review the “IRB Submission Training Videos for iRIS.”
- Read the “IRB Documents Checklist for DNP Learners,” located in the DNP-960 Folder.
- Review the “Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing and Submitting for IRB Review” document, located in the DNP-960 Folder.
- In conjunction with your chairperson, determine which documents you will need to submit for your IRB application, based on the “IRB Documents Checklist for DNP Learners,” located in the DNP-960 Folder.
- Use the following document templates as needed: informed consent, site authorization letter, recruitment script, confidentiality statement, conflict of interest form, and HIPAA form, located in the DNP-960 Folder, and then the IRB Documents Folder.
- As you assemble the required documents, continue working on your proposal revisions from AQR and committee feedback. The proposal (Chapters 1-3) is not required for this submission but will be required as part of your final IRB package in Topic 3.
- This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.