Assignment: Nursing Core Values for BSN Paper
Assignment: Nursing Core Values for BSN Paper
The RN-BSN program is organized to align with the National League for Nursing’s Education Competencies Model for the Baccalaureate prepared nurse. The National League for Nursing (NLN) identifies core values which support integrating concepts embedded in the curriculum. The RN-BSN program courses are designed to educate and enlighten the student in a transformative manner to encourage growth into the professional nurse role.
The NLN core values and integrating concepts are reviewed in your student handbook available under the Syllabus tab in Canvas.
For this assignment, consider your passage through the RN-BSN program through the lens of these core values and concepts. Write a reflection discussing your transformation into a professional BSN prepared nurse. How do you incorporate the core NLN values into your nursing practice? How have the NLN integrating concepts supported the end of program outcomes in the RN-BSN program for you? Think of all the courses you have completed in this program and consider the impact each has had on your nursing practice. Use this reflection to help you prepare for your final capstone presentation during which you will focus on these issues but will have a limited time to discuss these matters.
THIS SUBMISSION SHOULD BE 3-4 PAGES (750 – 1000 WORDS) FOLLOWING APA FORMAT.
NLN Competencies for Graduates of Baccalaureate Programs
RN-BSN Student Learning Outcome
Learning Activities to Meet SLOs
Human Flourishing – Incorporate the knowledge and skills learned in didactic and clinical courses to help patients, families and communities continually progress toward fulfillment of human capacities.
Engage in activities that contribute to the promotion of optimal health and wellness across a variety of health care settings.
Disseminate the nature of global and community health care delivery systems to promote cultural, spiritual, and ethical quality nursing care.
Integrate technology and evidence-based practice in health care to facilitate clinical judgment and decision-making.
Defend the importance of professional development as it relates to accountability, responsibility, values, and ethical conduct which impact health care delivery.
Construct nursing leadership competencies within health care organizations that influence health care policies and delivery systems to improve the quality of health for diverse populations.
Synthesize knowledge from the disciplines of nursing, the sciences, arts and humanities as the foundation for clinical judgment and decision making to positively impact patient outcomes.
Evaluate the impact and influences of trends and issues affecting nursing roles and access to health care delivery systems.
Nursing Judgment – Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that synthesize nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients, families and communities.
Execution and presentation of STAR competency project
Professional Identity – Express one’s identity as a nurse through actions that reflect integrity, a commitment to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy and safe, quality care for diverse patients, families and communities and a willingness to provide leadership in improving care.
Personal Philosophy of
Nursing & Professional
Spirit of Inquiry – Act as an evolving scholar who contributes to the development of the science of nursing practice by identifying questions in need of study, critiquing published research and using available evidence as a foundation to propose creative, innovative or evidence-based solutions to clinical practice problems.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.