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N3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A

Week 2 Assignment Instructions: Personal Philosophy of Nursing Submit by 0800 Monday of Week 3. NOTE: You will create a new Word document for this Assignment instead of typing directly into this document. Overview: “Personal Philosophy of Nursing” In this week’s Assignment, you will draft a formal paper expressing your personal philosophy of nursing. In this paper, you will provide a framework for your personal practice of nursing and reflect on why you chose nursing as a profession. Your paper will define how you interact with patients, family members, other nurses, and other health care professionals. Since this is your first formal paper for the program, be sure to use the resources listed below to ensure you are using the proper formatting, scholarly language, and saving and submitting procedures as you write and submit your assignment.

Resources
ANA Code of Ethics, 2001* APA Module* http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=apa_exposed (This is also printable. Follow instructions in the tutorial.) Scholarly Writing Tips* (*Available in the Resource section of this week) MS Word Help and How-To Word 2007 - http://office.microsoft.com/enus/word/FX100649251033.aspx?CTT=96&Origin=CL100636481033 Word 2003 - http://office.microsoft.com/enus/word/FX100649261033.aspx?CTT=96&Origin=CL100636481033 Review your course readings, lecture, and your Week 2 Resources before completing this week’s Assignment.

Performance Objectives
• Compose a personal philosophy of nursing. • Correlate historical, ethical, and/or political factors influencing professional nursing practice with what you believe the core of nursing is and should be. • Apply professional practice standards. • Use correct grammar, punctuation, and American Psychological Association (APA) format in writing professional papers.

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Rubric
Use this rubric to guide your work on the Week 2 Assignment, “Personal Philosophy of Nursing.” Tasks Accomplished Proficient Needs Improvement



Personal Philosophy of Nursing Paper Format (Total 40 points) Title Page No mistakes in APA format (5 points) Headings and References Uses APA format for headings and to cite 2 references. (25 points) Writing Conventions Professional grammar, spelling, and punctuation; paragraphs of at least 3, well-written sentences (10 points) Title Page Errors in APA format (4 points) Headings and References Cites 1 reference and includes headings in APA format. (20 points) Writing Conventions No more than 8 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors in the entire paper. (8 points) No Title Page (0 points)

Headings and References Does not cite references and/or include headings. (0 points) Writing Conventions More than 8 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors in the entire paper (5 points)

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Accomplished Introduction Writes a comprehensive overview of the paper in 1-2 paragraphs. (5 points) Choice of Nursing Clearly answers question in 2-3 paragraphs. (10 points) Essence of Nursing Clearly answers question in 2-3 paragraphs with correlations to historical, ethical, and political factors. (10 points) Beliefs and Values Answers each of the 4 questions in separate paragraphs. (15 points) Vision for the Future Answers question for all 3 time periods listed in separate paragraphs. (10 points) Summary Answers both questions in separate paragraphs. (10 points)

Proficient Introduction Writes an overview of the paper in 1-2 paragraphs. (4 points) Choice of Nursing Answers question in 1 paragraph. (8 points) Essence of Nursing Answers question in 2-3 paragraphs without correlation to historical, ethical, and political factors (8 points) Beliefs and Values Answers 3 of the 4 questions in separate paragraphs. (12 points) Vision for the Future...
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