Webquest Assignment: The Health Care Problem/Public Policy Issue (Nursing Shortage)
Overview of Assignment
Within your group, you will work to create a WebQuest. A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented assignment. Look at sample WebQuests (search online) to see how creative you can be. The format is divided into sections or independent pages. Think of each section as a section on a paper.
For your WebQuest presentation, you will choose a problem that is a public policy issue. (Nursing Shortage) You will define the health care problem.
You may be working in a certain clinical area and may see a need for more research or alternatives to treatment options. The problem may be a professional problem that you as an advance practice nurse are encountering in terms of autonomy or reimbursement for your services. It could be a workplace safety issue or a management issue. It could be a general societal problem that needs to be brought to the attention of the legislators.
Your WebQuest Presentation:
- Most of the information for your WebQuest will come from the Web. However, you are expected to use the Library to supplement the information that you find on the Web.
- You must also use a minimum of three graphics or images to illustrate your points. The graphics can go on any of the pages in the WebQuest and you can use more if you like. The graphics do not substitute for the text that is to explain each section.
- You are expected to use analysis in each of the sections and provide details and explanations in each area. The Web resources are to validate what your position or argument is.
- You will use a WebQuest PowerPoint template to build your WebQuest.
In one section of your WebQuest, you will include a link to a Movenote presentation that you create. Movenote is an online tool that allows you to combine slides (e.g., PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Prezi slides) and video, displayed as an inset. The video will be of you, on camera, as you narrate. In this way, you can combine the two, presenting your ideas in video as you display your slides. Be sure to review How to Use Movenote for Your Assignment Presentation before you begin.
In your Movenote presentation, you will give a 5-minute talk with slides, as if you were speaking at a press conference delivering your message to a politician or to the community as a whole about what you have identified as the problem. Your presentation should explain why your identified problem needs to be addressed.
The following should be incorporated in your WebQuest:
- The health care problem/public policy issue
- A link to your Movenote presentation
- A transcript of the Movenote presentation
- What the government’s response to this problem has been previously (i.e., what has been done in terms of laws, rules, regulations, or programs; if the issue has never been addressed, you will discuss what needs to be done)
- Your assessment of the legislative and policy-making strategies that influence health care services
- Your proposed bill, either on the state or federal level, advancing your proposed change
- Why these changes are important and a discussion of what opportunities nurses have to become involved in the design of this program
- Your advice on how the program can be implemented
- A summary of the Project
- The credits page
Before finalizing your work, you should:
- be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);
- consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and
- utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors