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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. ©2008 UTA School of Nursing Page 1 of 6 N3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A 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) ©2008 UTA School of Nursing
Page 2 of 6 N3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A Tasks ? 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 Answers question for 2 of the 3 time periods listed in separate paragraphs (8 points) Summary Answers 1 question in a separate paragraph. (8 points) Needs Improvement No Introduction (0 points) Content (Total 60 points)

Choice of Nursing Does not answer question. (0 points) Essence of Nursing Does not clearly answer question. (5 points) Beliefs and Values Answers 1 or 2 of the 4 questions in separate paragraphs. (5 points) Vision for the Future Answers question for 1 of the 3 time periods listed in separate paragraphs. (3 points) Summary Does not directly address either question. (4 points) ©2008 UTA School of Nursing Page 3 of 6 N3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A Personal Philosophy of Nursing Paper • Use the following outline to guide composition of your personal philosophy of nursing. Follow both the content and format criteria in completing your composition. • Open a new Word document, and save it to your Desktop with the filename, “yourname_Personal_Philosophy,” inserting your name in place of “yourname. ” • Begin your paper by setting the margins, font, and Header. (See MS Word Help. ) • Click “Save” often to keep from accidentally losing your work. Content Criteria Section or Section Title Entire paper Description • 1” margins all around • Font – Times New Roman, 12 pt • Double-spaced • “Header” with short title and page How-To and Tips Select File – Page Setup… • Select Format – Font… • Select Format – Paragraph… • Select View – Header and number, right-justified Footer… (Refer to the MS Word “Help and How To” links if you need help with any of these tasks. ) The short title should be in upperand lower-case, or “Title Case. ” • Professional grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and paragraphs composed of at least 3 well-written sentences each Title Page • Just below Header, include a “running • See “Scholarly Writing Tips” head” as shown below, left-justified: (Replace “CAPITALIZED ABBREVIATED TITLE” with an abbreviated version of your paper’s title. See guidelines in section 5. 15 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition Running head: CAPITALIZED ABBREVIATED TITLE • Title in upper half of page, centered, The running head appears only on the title page, and includes the words “Running head. ” You can access the UTA directions and an example title page by looking in the Resources tab on the left menu of the course in Weeks 1-6. upper- & lower-cased letters (Title Case) o Title is content of unique paper, not assignment title; add your name or a unique descriptor to the title so not everyone’s is “Philosophy of Nursing. • Student name, with “University of ©2008 UTA School of Nursing Texas Page 4 of 6 N3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A at Arlington” underneath • The following information centered, 1” from the bottom: (Fill in course, faculty details. ) Your finished Title Page should resemble this snapshot: In partial fulfillment of the requirements of Course name and number Faculty name, credentials Submission date Online RN-BSN (Introduction) Overview of the paper (1-2 paragraphs) Put title of paper at the top, centered, in Title Case. No section title, just start paragraphs (Remember to indent each paragraph! )
Choice of Nursing Why did you choose nursing? (2-3 paragraphs) Insert Section title, centered and Title Case. Then start paragraphs. Essence of Nursing What do you believe the core of nursing is and should be? Correlate historical, ethical, and/or political factors influencing professional nursing practice. (2-3 paragraphs) Insert Section title, centered and Title Case. Then start paragraphs. (Do not start a new page; just continue in regular double-spaced body. ) Insert Section title, centered and Title Case. Then start paragraphs. (Do not start a new page; just continue in regular double-spaced body. ) Beliefs and Values
What do you believe about patients? ( 1 paragraph) What do you believe about the patient’s family and significant others? (1 paragraph) What do you believe about your fellow health care providers? (1 paragraph) What do you believe about your own ©2008 UTA School of Nursing Page 5 of 6 N3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A health? (1 paragraph) Vision for the Future What do you want to be doing in 2 years? (1 paragraph) 5 years? (1 paragraph) 10 years? (1 paragraph) Insert Section title, centered and Title Case. Then start paragraphs. (Do not start a new page; just continue in regular double-spaced body. Summary What strengths do you have that will support your achievement of your professional goals? (1 paragraph) What limitations will you need to overcome to achieve your professional goals? (1 paragraph) References • Title of this page is Insert Section title, centered and Title Case. Then start paragraphs. (Do not start a new page; just continue in regular double-spaced body. ) “References” should be centered at the top of the page just below the header. Be sure to left-justify the first line of each citation, but indent subsequent lines 5 spaces. 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

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