NR543 Test Plan for Project Name/Proposed Change
The purpose of this NR543 Test Plan for Project Name assignment is to:
- Create a plan to validate the information workflow change proposed in the workflow diagram and analysis NR543 Test Plan for Project Name assignment Week 1;
- identify issues that have implications for the practice of nursing informatics; and
- acquaint the student with methods to develop test plans.
Course Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, you will address the following course learning outcomes:
CO 1: Synthesize conclusions on applying information-workflow concepts and the information-system life cycle in real-world settings. (PO 5)
Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 2.
Total Points Possible: 175 Points
In this assignment, you will develop a plan to test the revised workflow you proposed in the week 1 Workflow Analysis assignment. This assignment will consider the scope, schedule, acceptable deliverables (desired end products), resources (human, hardware, software, network and/or other equipment, space, budget), timeline, risks, and contingencies to validate changes and deliverables. There is no expectation that your plan will be 100% accurate. Still, the idea is for you to start working towards putting plans together that can be executed, as this will be an expectation in the practicum experience and INS work responsibilities.
- Provide an introduction that presents the topic and describes how the paper is organized.
- Complete all items requested on the template. Incorporate the completed template in your paper or attach it as an appendix.
- Provide a conclusion that presents insights gained from working on the assignment.
- Use a minimum of three scholarly references, excluding course textbooks. Course texts may be used as additional references.
- The paper should not exceed eight pages in length.
If you do not receive at least a proficient rating in any content category, you can re-submit your assignment with a revision to that content category to improve the points earned within that specific section. Please note the following guidelines:
- After receiving your assignment grade, you have one opportunity to resubmit.
- In order to resubmit, your initial submission must have been a complete assignment. Rough drafts will not be graded or allowed for resubmission.
- Only content sections that did not receive at least a proficient rating with the first submission may be revised to earn a better score in that content category. APA format and writing style will not be re-graded.
- Points possible for revised and resubmitted work will not exceed the “proficient” rubric category (84%).
- Any revision must be submitted for re-evaluation within 7 days after the assignment grade is posted. For example, if your assignment grade is posted on Friday at 12 noon MT, you have until the following Friday at 12 noon MT to resubmit any content area that did not earn a proficient rating.
- Within 7 days from your resubmission, the class instructor will post your score for the resubmitted work.
NR543 Test Plan for Project Name Template
(Students should complete the following template, which will reduce the assignment’s “paper” portion. This content can be included as an appendix or table within the paper. Furthermore, the idea is for students to learn how to provide information concisely to their informatics manager.)
- Proposed change location:
- Scope (one unit, one hospital, entire healthcare delivery system?):
- Schedule (start date, dates for any specific activities, end date):
- Acceptable deliverable(s) (desired end result):
- Identified project risks:
- Contingency plan(s) in the event testing does not proceed as planned:
|Resource||Specific Details||Costs (Amount per each)|
|Hardware: ____Yes ____No|
|Dedicated Space: ____Yes ____No|
|Software: ____Yes ____No|
|Personnel: ____Yes ____No|
|(Specify expertise needed, numbers, approximate manhours, then cost per labor)|
|Other equipment (specify):|
|Refreshments, transportation, or other costs not identified above|
Steps to follow for resubmission of a content section within an assignment that did not earn a proficient rating on the rubric:
- Contact your class instructor privately via email, phone, or Canvas private message to inform him/her that you plan to resubmit a content section of the assignment that did not receive a proficient rating on the rubric.
- Submit the assignment in its entirety (including the rewritten content section) within 7 days of the original assignment grade being posted.
Assignment Criteria & Grading Rubric
|Introduction||40||23%||In this section you will present the topic and describe how the paper is organized|
|Test Plan||40||23%||In this section you will:
· Provide your plan for testing your proposed change.
· Complete all requested portions of the template provided with information specific to your proposed change.
· Provide scholarly support where appropriate.
|Methodology||40||23%||In this section, you will:
· Discuss the method used to develop the test plan or the chosen testing method.
· Note the advantages and disadvantages of this method.
· Note other methods that might be used to develop an effective test plan or to test changes.
· Provide evidence-based recommendations for development of test plan or methods of testing.
|Conclusion||40||23%||In this section you will:
· Identify what you learned from doing the assignment.
|Graduate-Level Writing Style||15||8%||For full credit in this section, the following criteria must be met:
· Correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence, and paragraph structure
· Clarity, organization, and logical flow of ideas within writing
· Ideas and information from other sources are cited and are cited correctly (zero to three errors)
· The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) does not exceed four pages.
· Required texts are used as references in addition to evidence-based, scholarly sources no older than three years.
|Total||175||100%||A quality assignment will meet or exceed the above requirements.|
|Introduction||40 Points||37 Points||34 Points||0 Points|
|Introduction presents the topic and clearly describes how the paper is organized.||Introduction presents the topic and how the paper is organized.||Introduction does not present the topic OR does not describe how the paper is organized.||No introduction is present.
|Test Plan||40 Points||37 Points||34 Points||0 Points|
|Includes all components: scope, schedule, acceptable deliverables, resources (human, hardware, software, network and/or other equipment, space, budget), risks, and contingencies.||Includes at least three, but not all, of the comprehensive components: scope, schedule, acceptable deliverables, resources (human, hardware, software, network and/or other equipment, space, budget), risks, and contingencies.||Includes 2 of the comprehensive components: scope, schedule, acceptable deliverables, resources (human, hardware, software, network and/or other equipment, space, budget), risks, and contingencies.||Includes none of the comprehensive components: scope, schedule, acceptable deliverables, resources (human, hardware, software, network and/or other equipment, space, budget), risks, and contingencies.|
|Methodology||40 Points||37 Points||34 Points||0 Points|
|Provides detailed information about the methods used to develop the plan OR the proposed methodology for the actual testing as well as advantages and disadvantages to this method and other methods that might be used.
Includes evidence-based recommendations for testing method or plan development and discussed in detail.
|Provides information about the methods used to develop the plan OR the proposed methodology for the actual testing as well as some advantages and disadvantages of the approach used. Includes evidence-based recommendations for test method or plan development but discussion is limited.||Provides information about the methods used to develop the plan OR the proposed methodology for the actual testing. Includes evidence-based recommendations for test method or plan development but without discussion.||No information provided about how the plan was developed, planned test method, or no evidence-based recommendations provided for either.|
|Conclusion||40 Points||37 Points||34 Points||0 Points|
|Concluding statements clearly include the writer’s unique insights about NI practice areas and the practice of nursing informatics gained from completing this assignment.||Concluding statements include statements about NI practice areas and the practice of nursing informatics but lack clear presentation of the writer’s unique insights gained from completing this assignment.
|Conclusion partially addresses either practice areas or writer’s insights.
|Conclusion is present but does not address either practice areas or writer’s insights.
No conclusion is present.
|Graduate-Level Writing Style||15 Points||13 Points||12 Points||0 Points|
|No grammar, spelling, punctuation, reference, citation, or APA errors||1 total grammar, spelling, punctuation, reference, citation, or APA error||2 total grammar, spelling, punctuation, reference, citation, or APA errors||3 or more total grammar, spelling, punctuation, reference, citation, or APA errors|
|Total Points||_____of 175 points|