Personal Philosophy of Nursing The purpose of this assignment is to enable the student to discover his or her personal philosophy of nursing, as it exists at the beginning of the academic journey toward the BSN. Drafting a Philosophy of Nursing As a professional, you practice nursing within a set of beliefs & values. A philosophy statement defines reality, explores values and provides evidence to support your beliefs and actions. Look at others philosophy of nursing and then write yours. This is a very time consuming assignment. Be sure to read all of the topics in the Module: Philosophy and Values and complete the exercises. Preparing the Paper: o Papers should be typewritten, double-spaced, use correct spelling and punctuation, and otherwise prepared according to guidelines for APA style in the 7th edition manual. Headings are required by the SON. o As this paper involves personal reflection, use of the pronoun “I” is permitted. o Writing should be clear and concise. Use specific examples. o Limit your paper to 6 pages (excluding the title and reference o page) o Must use at least 3 professional references to support your discussion. No Dictionaries or Encyclopedias! However, religious sources that support your guiding principles are allowed. o Refer to rubric on page below for further detail o Submit this paper electronically in “word” or “rtf” format via the submissions tab in Blackboard Late Assignments: o See syllabus regarding policy on papers submitted late Criteria Meets all criteria Meets most criteria Meets few criteria Introduction (5%) Includes purpose of the paper. 5-4 points 3-2 points 1-0 points /5 Meets all criteria at high level Clear, easy to follow Meets some criteria, does not include purpose of paper. Unclear, undeveloped The student’s definition of nursing (10%) Borrowed or original, is described and explained. Includes sources from which you have taken selected concepts (. Nursing Code of Ethics, ANA Standards of Professional Practice, etc). Indicates in paper if original definition is used. Dictionary/Encyclopedia definitions of nursing are not acceptable. 10 – 9 – 8 points 7-6-5-4 points 3-2-1-0 points /10 Meets all criteria at high level Clear, easy to follow Meets some criteria Meets few criteria; Definition not supported, or uses a dictionary/ encyclopedia definition The purpose of nursing (10%) Clearly described from the student’s perspective. Answers questions: Why do you do what you do as a nurse? What influences (. intuition, calling, religious, etc.) do you have that affect your nursing practice? 10 – 9 – 8 points 7-6-5-4 points 3-2-1-0 points /10 Meets all criteria at high level. Clear, well developed discussion; easy to follow Meets some criteria Meets few criteria Nursing relationships (15%) Discuss the relationship between: • Nurses and the client in a culturally diverse setting • Nurses and the community • Nurses and other dhealth care professionals Identify a specific theory or theories that support your beliefs and values about these relationships. 15 – 13 points 11-9-7 points 5-3-0 points /15 Meets all criteria at high level. Clearly describes values and beliefs about 3 nursing relationships. Theory clearly supports discussion. Meets some criteria. Describes only 2 relationships. Discussion of theory not well supported. Meets few criteria. Describes 1 or less relationships. Does not identify a theory. TWO moral or ethical principles or rules that guide your professional practice are identified. Specific example of how each rule or principle has been utilized or demonstrated in your daily practice of nursing are described and analyzed. (These can also be specific examples from your clinical experiences if you are not yet working as an RN). (15%) 15 – 13 points 11-9-7 points 5-3-0 points /15 Meets all criteria at high level. Meets some criteria; only one principle or rule identified; examples given are general; or are not described or analyzed. Meets few criteria; poorly developed; no examples provided. Conclusion: summarizes the main points of your philosophy statement. *Remember that the conclusion of the paper should reiterate the main points. It should never introduce new ideas or things not discussed in the body of the paper. Try not to repeat the exact language you used in other areas of the paper, especially the introduction. (10%) 10 – 9 – 8 points 7-6-5-4 points 3-2-1-0 points /10 Meets all criteria at high level. Summary is clear and concise. Meets some criteria; is wordy, or missing some main points. Meets few criteria; is disorganized, vague, or missing summary. Reflection- Reflect on or evaluate what you learned from completing this assignment. (5%) 5-4 points 3-2 points 1-0 points /5 Meets all criteria at high level. Distinct from summary. Meets some criteria. Meets few criteria, or missing. Three (3) references are cited in the paper and included on the reference list (10%) 10 – 9 – 8 points 7-6-5-4 points 3-2-1-0 points /10 Meets all criteria at high level. References are appropriate for nursing paper. Some references are not appropriate. Uses 2 or fewer references. References are inappropriate or missing. Spelling and Grammar (10%) Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Writing is clear, concise, organized. 10 – 9 – 8 points 7-6-5-4 points 3-2-1-0 points /10 Meets all criteria at high level. Meets some criteria. A few mechanical errors, does not distract reader too greatly. Meets few criteria. Poorly edited, many mechanical errors distracts from paper. Correct use of APA format. (10%) Adheres to 6 page limit. Inclusion of Honor Code 10 – 9 – 8 points 7-6-5-4 points 3-2-1-0 points /10 Meets all criteria at high level. Uses headings, properly cites in text and on reference page correctly with minimal or no errors. Meets some criteria. Good effort at proper APA formatting. Meets few criteria. Author does not demonstrate understanding of APA format. Final Grade: Total points /100
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