Advocacy and Cultural Competence

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Go to the link https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas/standards (Links to an external site.).

View the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) categories aimed at equity and quality care (HHS, n.d.). Notice how these standards overlap with many of the expectations and standards in professional nursing practice!

  • In what ways are you and your peers using these standards in your areas of nursing practice?
  • Discuss one nursing action you might incorporate to improve cultural competence in your organization.

Discussion Board Rubric 9_19

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnswers the initial graded discussion question(s)/topic(s), demonstrating knowledge and understanding of concepts for the week.

16.0 pts

Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all weekly concepts.

14.0 pts

Addresses most aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding of most of the weekly concepts.

12.0 pts

Addresses some aspects of the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding of some of the weekly concepts.

0.0 pts

Minimally addresses the initial discussion question(s) or does not address the initial question(s).

16.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntegrates evidence to support discussion. Sources are credited. ( APA format not required)

12.0 pts

Integrates evidence to support your discussion from: assigned readings OR online lessons, AND at least one outside scholarly source. Sources are credited.

10.0 pts

Integrates evidence to support discussion from: assigned readings OR online lesson. Sources are credited.

9.0 pts

Integrates evidence to support discussion only from an outside source with no mention of assigned reading or lesson. Sources are credited.

0.0 pts

Does not integrate any evidence.

12.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEngages in meaningful dialogue with classmates or instructor before the end of the week.

14.0 pts

Responds to a classmate and/or instructor’s post furthering the dialogue by providing more information and clarification, thereby adding much depth to the discussion.

12.0 pts

Responds to a classmate and/or instructor furthering the dialogue by adding some depth to the discussion.

10.0 pts

Responds to a classmate and/or instructor but does not further the discussion.

0.0 pts

No response post to another student or instructor.

14.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCommunicates in a professional manner.

8.0 pts

Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

7.0 pts

Presents information in an organized manner (few errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

6.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

0.0 pts

Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

8.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePARTICIPATION: Response to initial question:Responds to initial discussion question(s) by
Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. M.T.

0.0 pts

0 points deducted

Student posts an answer to the initial discussion question(s) by Wednesday, 11:59 p . m. MT.

0.0 pts

5 points deducted

Student does not post an answer to the initial discussion question(s) by Wednesday, 11:59 p . m. MT.

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePARTICIPATION Total posts:Participates in the discussion at least three times on at least two different days.

0.0 pts

0 points deducted

Posts in the discussion at least three times AND on two different days.

0.0 pts

5 points deducted

Posts fewer than three times OR does not participate on at least two different days.

0.0 pts

Total Points: 50.0

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