Assignment 2: Cost-Benefit Analysis/Paper (25 points) A cost-benefit analysis (C

    Assignment 2: Cost-Benefit Analysis/Paper (25 points)
    A cost-benefit analysis (CBA) compares anticipated financial benefits against the proposed project’s costs to implement and sustain
    the project’s changes. Differences between the two identifies financial return on investment (ROI). The student will conduct a
    cost/benefit analysis on the proposed Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project and write a scholarly paper that explains the CBA and
    anticipated ROI.
    Assignment Criteria
    Develop a scholarly paper that addresses the following criteria:
    1. Provide a brief overview of the proposed DNP project.
    2. Determine the direct and indirect costs for the implementation of the proposed DNP project.
    3. Identify all the financial benefits that will be gained as a result of the project.
    4. Compare and contrast all findings using an Excel worksheet (performing the cost benefits analysis).
    o Attach the Excel worksheet as an Appendix that reflects/illustrates the CBA breakdown of costs and benefits.
    o Use supporting evidence from literature, organizations, and/or expert opinions for estimated costs/benefits numbers.
    5. Summarize the CBA and ROI findings.
    6. The scholarly paper should be in narrative format, 3 to 4 pages excluding the title and reference page.
    7. Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion.
    8. Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper.
    9. Write the paper in third person, not first person (meaning do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’) and in a scholarly manner. To clarify: I, we,
    you, me, our may not be used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used.
    10. Include a minimum of five (5) professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal references to support the paper (review in Ulrich
    Periodical Directory) and be less than five (5) years old.
    11. APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).
    12. Submit the assignment to Turnitin prior to the final submission, review the originality report, and make any needed changes.
    13. Submit by the posted due date.
    Assignment 2: Cost-Benefit Analysis/Paper Grading Rubric (25 points)
    Assignment Criteria 10 points 9 points 4 points 2 points
    All topics/criteria
    addressed, and all
    questions fully answered.
    All topics/criteria
    addressed, and most
    questions fully answered.
    All topics/criteria
    addressed, and most
    questions partially
    answered.
    One or more
    topics/criteria not
    addressed or completely
    answered.
    Quality/Accuracy of
    Information
    10 points 8 points 4 points 0 point
    Develop a scholarly paper that addresses the following criteria:
    Information clearly relates
    to the main topic/criteria.
    It includes several
    supporting details and/or
    examples.
    Information clearly relates
    to the main topic/criteria.
    It provides supporting
    details and/or examples.
    Information clearly relates
    to the main topic/criteria.
    A few details and/or
    examples are given.
    Information has little or
    nothing to do with the
    main topic/criteria.
    Organization 3 points 2 points 1 point 0 point
    Information is very
    organized with well-
    constructed paragraphs
    and levels of heading.
    Information organized
    with well-constructed
    paragraphs and levels of
    heading.
    There is an attempt at
    organization, but errors
    exist. No levels of
    heading.
    The information or overall
    structure appears
    disorganized.
    Sources 2 points 1 point 0.5 point 0 point
    All references are from a
    relevant professional
    peer-reviewed scholarly
    journal, within a 5-year
    timeframe, or a classic/
    historical source.
    The majority of
    references are from a
    relevant professional
    peer-reviewed scholarly
    journal, within a 5-year
    timeframe or a
    classic/historical source.
    Some references are from
    non-peer-reviewed
    scholarly sources or older
    than 5-years.
    Majority of references are
    from non-peer-reviewed
    scholarly sources or older
    than 5-years.
    Earned Points
    Up to 10% of the assigned points (total points of assignment) can be deducted from the earned points for errors in APA style [title
    page, introduction, purpose statement, level heading, conclusion, references, citations, and format], spelling, and/or grammar.
    Final Total

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