Assignment: Short Answer Assessment
September 8, 2022
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Parent Teaching Project

Parent Teaching Project (5%)

A critical component of pediatric nursing is teaching parents how to care for their child, particularly during an illness or after a procedure.  To develop this skill, the student will complete a parent teaching project.

Students will be assigned a topic and developmental stage upon which to focus.  With that information, the student will need to determine what health education (AKA parent/patient teaching) needs to be conducted prior to this virtual patient being discharged.  The students will then role-play the teaching session, using a student chosen by the instructor as the “parent” and with the rest of the clinical group observing.


The project must include:

· A 1-page attached document discussing the assessment of a parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning

· The critical components of home care for the assigned topic

· Developmentally appropriate instruction-

· The teaching reflects the developmental level of the parent and patient. (e.g., home care instructions for an infant should include the food appropriate for an infant rather than a school aged child).

· A written handout that summarizes the “take home” points for the parent to keep as a reference after the teaching session.

· A bibliography containing no fewer than three professional journal articles with one being a pediatric specific article.  The articles must be less than five years old.  Use of APA format for references is expected.

· A clear, creative, logical progression geared to a learner at an 8th grade level


Category 4 3 2 1  



Assessment of learning readiness and barriers to learning 1-page summary describing how to assess parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. No grammatical/spelling errors Less than 1-page summary, mostly describes parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. Minor grammatical/spelling errors present Less than 1-page summary, somewhat effective description of parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. Grammatical and spelling errors present Less than 1-page summary, largely lacking in understanding of parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. Grammatical and spelling errors present Less than 1-page summary, lacking description of either or both parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. Significant grammatical and spelling errors present



Topic clearly stated in intro Topic stated near the beginning of intro Topic not clear until part way through intro Topic stated toward the end of the intro Topic not stated in intro
Developmentally Appropriate Teaching


The teaching reflects the developmental level of the parent and patient. Teaching is mostly effective but could be more developmentally appropriate The teaching is somewhat effective- doesn’t explain why the topic is important It is not completely clear if teaching has been effective or developmentally consistent for patient Teaching not developmentally appropriate


Speaker communicates enthusiasm, sincerity, and honesty. Speaker communicates each of 3 categories but not to full capability




Speaker communicates only 2 of the categories


Speaker communicates only one of the categories Speaker does not seem to care about the speech at all.


Presentation is well organized and easy to follow Difficulty identifying the focus of the presentation Presentation is only half organized Speaker spent little time organizing the presentation The presentation is not organized or tough to follow




Language is clear and precise; good choice of descriptive words, does not read from screen or notes Slightly lacking in one of the categories

Reads from the notes

Some word choices could be better, or the speech was difficult to understand

Reads from notes

Largely lacking in one or both of the categories

Reads from notes

Word choice was poor and non-descriptive

Reads from all notes



Subject Knowledge


Subject knowledge is evident throughout the project. All info is clear and correct


Knowledge is evident in much of the project. Most info is clear and correct. Some knowledge is evident, but some info is confusing and/or incorrect Very little knowledge is evident-most info is confusing and/or correct. Subject knowledge is not evident. Info is confusing, incorrect and flawed.
Writing Mechanism


The text is clearly written with very few errors to detract from content.


The text is clearly written but a few spelling and/or grammar errors are noticeable. Spelling and grammar errors detract but content is understandable There are many spelling and grammar errors but content is mostly understandable There are many errors in grammar and spelling and detract from the meaning of the paper


The layout is pleasing to the eye, appropriate, to the message, and uses space well.

Handout provided adequate but not overwhelming summary points. Clarity, creativity, and logical progression of the presentation; 8th grade level

The layout uses most of the space appropriately. Most of the handout is easy to read.


Some fonts or font sizes could have been chosen better. Lacking creativity and logical progression of content The layout shows some structure but the space is not used well, appearing cluttered or empty. Overall readability is difficult.


The layout is unstructured, confusing and cluttered. Does not use space correctly. The text is very difficult to read.
References At least 3 professional references listed in APA format Only 2 professional references listed, minor APA error 1-2 professional references listed, moderate APA errors 1 professional reference with APA errors References not listed in APA format


Rubric Total 10 x 4 = _________________________________/40 Points