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.
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.
• 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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References: centered on top of page • At least 2 professional references. • Put references in alphabetical order by author’s name. Submitting Your Assignment • Click Open at the bottom of the Assignment screen, then click Browse and navigate to the Desktop where your paper is located. Select the final version of your paper to upload. (Look for the file “yourname_Personal_Philosophy”.) • When you’ve selected your paper, click Open in the “Choose document to submit” dialogue box to attach the file. The path and filename should then show up in the “Attachment:” space. Click Close, then click Submit at the bottom of the Assignment screen. • ©2008 UTA School of Nursing Page 6 of 6