Week 3 Assignment: Addressing Bias
Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
In today’s current healthcare settings, the increasing diversity, globalization, and expanding technologies produce complex ethical pressures that influence nursing practice and practice outcomes. To be effective in a master’s-prepared advanced nurse practice role it is important to understand personal values, beliefs, strengths, and limitations. The purpose of this assessment is to promote introspective reflection related to implicit and/or explicit personal biases. Students will develop a plan to reduce bias and promote personal and professional growth.
Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes.
CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of safe and quality care.
CO 2: Apply concepts of person-centered care to nursing practice situations.
Total Points Possible
This assessment is worth 125 points.
Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 3.
Criteria for Content
Complete a self-inventory on personal biases you hold. The biases might be implicit or explicit.
In a one to two-page summary, address the following.
Identify your selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics).
Discuss how biases can impact outcomes in selected nursing practice settings.
Identify personal biases and attitudes toward people with various cultural, gender, sexual orientation, age, weight, and religions that are different than your own.
Select one bias that you have.
Develop one strategy to reduce this bias.
Preparing the paper
Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written assessment.
Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is at maximum two pages.
A minimum of two (2) scholarly literature references must be used.
Submission: Submit your files: Last name_First initial_Wk3Assignment_Addressing Bias
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