Reflections on Professional Nursing Paper

Reflection
Reflections on Professional Nursing Paper

Purpose: This assignment is designed to foster the student’s personal reflection of what professional nursing is and how it has evolved throughout the program. The student will combine knowledge learned from their initial nursing education, their own nursing experience, and what has been learned during the BSN program. The reflection paper will express the writer’s belief about themselves as a professional nurse.

Directions: After reflection and review of nursing theories and other professional literature, develop an essay which addresses these elements:
• Initial motivation for becoming a nurse
• Motivation to return to school to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing after earning an associate degree in nursing
• Personal beliefs and views of nursing as a discipline and profession
o Includes a discussion of a definition or view of nursing from the literature, famous figure in nursing, or national/international nursing organization; includes citations as appropriate
• Description of how this view of nursing has changed as a result of completing this program
• Description of an artistic model created by you which represents you as a professional nurse (e.g., story, drawing, music, collage, poem, video)

The narrative should not exceed 4-6 pages (excluding title and reference pages). APA format will be used for design and citations. Please note: Students may use first person narrative. A running head and abstract are unnecessary for this assignment. The creative representation will be shared in class. The final paper will be typewritten, double-spaced, and submitted to e-College. Late submissions are subject to point deductions.

Reflections on Professional Nursing Paper
Grading Rubric
Student:

Content of paper includes: Possible Points Points Earned Comments
Initial motivation for becoming a nurse 4
Motivation to return to school for the BSN(bachelors) degree after acquiring ADN(associates) degree 4
Personal beliefs and views of nursing as a discipline and profession
• Includes a discussion of a definition or view of nursing from an appropriate, professional source
6
Changes to practice as a result of completing this program
• Provide specific examples of changes to actual practice or (for those not currently employed in nursing) thoughts about nursing practice
5
Artistic model which represents self as a professional nurse
• Explains and discusses the model and how it represents student’s view of them as a professional
• If applicable, is included in the paper as an appendage
(students will present model in week 2 class)
5
Well-organized; 4-6 paged in length 4
APA format:
• Title page with proper content
• Paper double spaced
• Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation throughout
1
2
4
Total 35

 

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