Assignment: Nursing theory Influence
Assignment: Nursing theory Influence
Nursing theory Task 1
A. Identify a nursing theory that has influenced your values and goals.
1. Explain how the identified theory from part A can be used to describe explain and predict excellent nursing practices.
2. Discuss how the identified theory from part A fits your professional practice.
B. Discuss how the contributions of two historical nursing figures in the nineteenth or twentieth century that has inspired your professional nursing practice.
1. Compare the differences in contributions of the two historical figures discussed in part B to your professional nursing practice.
2. Analyze how the two historical figures from part B have influenced your work as a nurse in the twenty-first century.
C. Explain the functional differences between the State Board of Nursing and the American Nurses Association (ANA).
1. Define the roles of these two organizations.
2. Explain how these two organizations influence your nursing practice.
3. Describe the implications associated with failure to maintain your licensure requirements.
4. Compare the differences between registered nursing license requirements in a compact state versus a non-compact state.
D. Discuss how the regulatory agencies define your nursing practice in the role of patient advocacy and patient safety.
1. Describe the implications associated with two regulatory agencies (e.g. FDA CMS) when a patient requests an alternative therapy.
E. Compare how the Nurse Practice Act functions in two states by doing the following:
1. Discuss the differences and similarities in your selected states from part E.
2. Compare the standards and scope of nursing practice for RNs LPN/LVN and unlicensed assistive personnel in your selected states from part E.
3. Compare the rules for effective delegation in your selected states from part E.
Assignment: Nursing theory Influence
4. Compare the rules for safe practice in your selected states from part E.
F. Distinguish the advocacy of a registered nurse a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse and a nursing assistant/unlicensed assistant personnel in the following roles:
a healing environment manager
G. Identify two provisions from the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics (available in the web links section below).
1. Analyze how the two provisions identified in part G influence your professional nursing practice.
2. Using an example from your clinical practice (e.g. skills lab simulation or clinical) describe a time when you made a nursing error.
a. Explain how ANA provisions can be applied to the error identified in part G2.
H. Identify four leadership qualities that represent excellence in nursing.
1. Discuss the significance of the leadership qualities identified in part H in your role as each of the following:
a leader at the bedside
within the nursing team
within the interdisciplinary team
2. Identify how your organizations structures impact nursing leadership decision making and professional development.
I. Acknowledge sources using APA-formatted in-text citations and references for content that is quoted paraphrased or summarized.
J. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.
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.