NR 501 Week 2 Reflection on Learning


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This is a detailed and compelling response about your encounter with an ethical dilemma in your clinical practice.  As witnessed in this case, challenging situations and dilemmas tend to create a dramatic risk to patients. However, nurses must realize that their regular actions have a significant influence on patients. As you have stated, ethical knowing was an effective tool to address this situation. Ethical knowing or awareness entails identifying the ethical consequences of all nursing actions. Creating ethical awareness is an essential way to empower nurses to behave as moral agents and ensure patients get ethical and safe care (Grace & Uveges, 2022). The case at hand suggests various possible ethical concerns, with the major one being depriving the patient of her autonomy. In this sense, it is clear that the patient’s husband and the nurse failed to consider the patent’s possible unique interests. As professional healthcare providers, the patient’s husband and you as a nurse ought to have sought the goals and values of the patient first before settling on her treatment plan.

Ethical awareness would have assisted the husband and the nurse to identify various possible ethical implications of their decisions as they relate the patient care and her autonomy. This implies that ethical awareness would enable you to consider a holistic view of the challenges of the patient and enable you to create a care plan that is focused on her individual needs. Patient autonomy is a mainstay value in patient care. Healthcare professionals are expected to provide patients with all the necessary information to make informed decisions about their healthcare (Molina-Mula & Gallo-Estrada, 2020).  Ensuring patient autonomy enables patients to feel part of their healthcare processes and improves their confidence in their capacity to make informed healthcare decisions. Eventually, autonomy results in positive patient health outcomes.

NR 501 Week 2 Reflection on Learning References

Grace, P. J., & Uveges, M. K. (2022). Nursing ethics and professional responsibility in advanced practice. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Molina-Mula, J., & Gallo-Estrada, J. (2020). Impact of nurse-patient relationship on quality of care and patient autonomy in decision-making. International journal of environmental research and public health17(3), 835. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030835

Write 1-2 paragraphs reflecting on ways of knowing and the use of metaparadigm in the NP role. Then save the reflection as a Word Document for submission later in the course. In week 8, you will submit all reflections as a single document. This reflection is worth 5 points and the final reflection document in week 8 is worth 15points

This week lesson has been interesting and informative. I had a good opportunity to learn on metaparadigm and ways of knowing. The reflection on my past and present nursing practice and its effects on my future role as a nurse practitioner enabled me to achieve the weekly objectives. Through reflection I learned that as a nurse I take the responsibility of being the patients’ and their families advocate. Therefore, my morals will direct me towards caring for the patients without compromising their care because of their gender or race. I found the Carper’s Pattern of Knowing in Nursing to be interesting because of the way she integrated the art and science of nursing and came up with a theory that is made up of empiric, esthetics, ethics and personal

Week 2: Importance of Theory Paper

This assignment was locked Feb 24 at 11:59pm.

The Importance of Theory Paper is due by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (MT) at the end of Week 2. The guidelines are below and the guidelines and grading rubric for this assignment are also located in Course Resources. (This assignment must be submitted to Turnitin.)

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to a) identify a nursing theory, b) analyze the importance of the selected theory to the nursing profession, c) summarize key concepts and relationships among the concepts of the selected nursing theory, d) present views of the selected theory on areas of specialization, and e) communicate ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner.

Course Outcomes

CO 1: Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO 2, 5)

CO 4: Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to the components, relationship among the components, and the application to advanced nursing practice. (PO 1)

Due Date

Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 2

Total Points Possible: 100

Requirements

Description of the Assignment

This assignment focuses on the importance of nursing theory within the profession.  Selecting one nursing theory (non-nursing theories are not allowed), the nursing theory will be presented by identifying the key concepts present within the theory.  The selected nursing theory will then be applied to ONE of the following professional nursing practice areas:

  • Education (e.g. undergraduate, staff development, etc.)
  • Leadership (e.g. nurse executive, manager, leader, etc.)
  • Informatics (e.g. data management, etc.)
  • Healthcare policy (e.g. application to local, state, national, or global healthcare concerns, etc.)
  • Nurse practitioner

Criteria for Content

Introduction:

The introduction requires the following information.

  • Statements about nursing theory in general
  • Identification of the ONE nursing theory (non-nursing theories are not allowed) selected by the student to be used within this assignment. The specific selected nursing theory may be from any of the three categories of nursing theory (i.e. grand, middle-range, or practice), but must be a specific nursing theory (i.e. Orem, Roy, Benner, etc.); a category may not be used.
  • Identification of the sections of the paper.
  • References from nursing literature are required.

Importance of Nursing Theory:

This section requires the following information.

  • Present an analysis of the importance of nursing theory, in general, to the nursing profession. Each of the following questions are to be answered.
  • Why should the study of nursing theory be included in a master’s program?
  • How is nursing theory useful to the nursing profession?
  • How can nursing theory be used to separate the nursing profession from other healthcare professions?
  • What would be ONE concern regarding the use of nursing theory within the profession?
  • References from nursing literature are required.

Summary of Selected Nursing Theory:

This section requires the following information.

  • Present the name and author of the selected nursing theory (bibliographic and historical information about the theory or theorist is NOT included).  Identify when the nursing theory was initially published and the latest edition of the selected nursing theory.
  • Provide a summary of the key concepts contained within the selected nursing theory.
  • Provide a detailed description of how this nursing theory addresses each of the metaparadigms/ concepts (person, health, environment, and nursing profession) associated with nursing.
  • Identify why this nursing theory selected and its potential use within the student’s selected Master’s track (i.e.  education, leadership, informatics, healthcare policy, or nurse practitioner)
  • References from nursing literature are required.

Application of Specific Nursing Theory to Selected Professional Nursing Practice area:

This section includes the following elements:

  • Present a discussion of how the selected nursing theory defines and explains one of the following professional nursing practice areas:
    • Education (e.g. undergraduate, staff development, etc.)
    • Leadership (e.g. nurse executive, manager, leader, etc.)
    • Informatics (e.g. data management, etc.)
    • Healthcare policy (e.g. application to local, state, national, or global healthcare concerns, etc.)
  • Present 2 (two) examples illustrating the above information.  Professional examples come from a student’s own practice experiences or from the scholarly literature. If the example is from the student’s experience, identify this as the source by using the first person in describing the example.
  • Keep each example succinct (about 1 – 3 paragraphs).
  • References from nursing literature are required.

Conclusion:

This section includes the following elements:

  • Summarizes presented information regarding theory in general and its use within the nursing profession
  • Summarizes the selected nursing theory.
  • Presents self-reflection regarding what was learned from writing this assignment.

                                                                                                                                                                              Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

  1. A nursing theory was used.
  2. This assignment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of “blue” or “green” must be obtained.  A score in the blue or green range indicates a similarity of less than 24% which is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students.  Any other level of similarity index level requires the student to revise the assignment before the due date and time.  To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of the assignment to TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged.  The final submission will be graded by faculty.  If a Turnitin™ report indicates that plagiarism has occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed.
  3. A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references must be used. A dictionary, required textbooks for this course, and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.  References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them.  For additional information regarding scholarly resources, please see “What is a scholarly source?” located in the Course Resource tab.  Information from .com websites may be incorrect.
  4. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.
  5. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least 5, but no more than 7 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements.
  6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be cited and referenced correctly.
  7. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
  8. PLEASE note: Do not rely on .com sites to identify the nursing theory as they do not provide accurate information in all cases.

Preparing the Assignment

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

  • This assignment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of “blue” or “green” must be obtained.  A score in the blue or green range indicates a similarity of less than 24% which is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students.  Any other level of similarity index level requires the student to revise the assignment before the due date and time.  To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of the assignment to TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged.  The final submission will be graded by faculty.  If a Turnitin™ report indicates that plagiarism has occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed.
  • A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references must be used. A dictionary, required textbooks for this course, and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.  References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them.
  • Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.
  • The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least 5, but no more than 7 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements.
  • Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be cited and referenced correctly.
  • Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
  • PLEASE note: Do not rely on .com sites to identify the nursing theory as they do not provide accurate information in all cases.

 

Participation for MSN

Threaded Discussion Guiding Principles

The ideas and beliefs underpinning the threaded discussions (TDs) guide students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. The use of TDs provides students with opportunities to contribute level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The TD’s ebb and flow is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. Participation in the TDs generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. TDs foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.

Participation Guidelines

Each weekly threaded discussion is worth up to 25 points. Students must post a minimum of two times in each graded thread. The two posts in each individual thread must be on separate days. The student must provide an answer to each graded thread topic posted by the course instructor, by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT, of each week. If the student does not provide an answer to each graded thread topic (not a response to a student peer) before the Wednesday deadline, 5 points are deducted for each discussion thread in which late entry occurs (up to a 10-point deduction for that week). Subsequent posts, including essential responses to peers, must occur by the Sunday deadline, 11:59 p.m. MT of each week.

Direct Quotes

Good writing calls for the limited use of direct quotes. Direct quotes in Threaded Discussions are to be limited to one short quotation (not to exceed 15 words). The quote must add substantively to the discussion. Points will be deducted under the Grammar, Syntax, APA category.

NR 501 Week 2 Reflection on Learning Grading Rubric Guidelines

Performance Category 10 9 8 4 0
ScholarlinessDemonstrates achievement of scholarly inquiry for professional and academic decisions. Provides relevant evidence of scholarly inquiry clearly stating how the evidence informed or changed professional or academic decisionsEvaluates literature resources to develop a comprehensive analysis or synthesis.Uses valid, relevant, and reliable outside sources to contribute to the threaded discussion Provides relevant evidence of scholarly inquiry but does not clearly state how the evidence informed or changed professional or academic decisions.Evaluates information from source(s) to develop a coherent analysis or synthesis.Uses some valid, relevant, reliable outside sources to contribute to the threaded discussion. Discusses using scholarly inquiry but does not state how scholarly inquiry informed or changed professional or academic decisions.Information is taken from source(s) with some interpretation/evaluation, but not enough to develop a coherent analysis or synthesis.Little valid, relevant, or reliable outside sources are used to contribute to the threaded discussion.Demonstrates little or no understanding of the topic. Discusses using scholarly inquiry but does not state how scholarly inquiry informed or changed professional or academic decisions.Information is taken from source(s) without any interpretation/evaluation.The posting uses information that is not valid, relevant, or reliable No evidence of the use of scholarly inquiry to inform or change professional or academic decisions.Information is not valid, relevant, or reliable
Performance Category  10 9 8 4 0
Application of Course Knowledge -Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and/or apply principles and concepts learned in the course lesson and outside readings and relate them to real-life professional situations Posts make direct reference to concepts discussed in the lesson or drawn from relevant outside sources;Applies concepts to personal experience in the professional setting and or relevant application to real life. Posts make direct reference to concepts discussed in the lesson or drawn from relevant outside sources.Applies concepts to personal experience in their professional setting and or relevant application to real lifeInteractions with classmates are relevant to the discussion topic but do not make direct reference to lesson content Posts are generally on topic but do not build knowledge by incorporating concepts and principles from the lesson.Does not attempt to apply lesson concepts to personal experience in their professional setting and or relevant application to real lifeDoes not demonstrate a solid understanding of the principles and concepts presented in the lesson Posts do not adequately address the question posed either by the discussion prompt or the instructor’s launch post.Posts are superficial and do not reflect an understanding of the lesson contentDoes not attempt to apply lesson concepts to personal experience in their professional setting and or relevant application to real life Posts are not related to the topics provided by the discussion prompt or by the instructor; attempts by the instructor to redirect the student are ignoredNo discussion of lesson concepts to personal experience in the professional setting and or relevant application to real life
Performance Category  5 4 3 2 0
Interactive DialogueReplies to each graded thread topic posted by the course instructor, by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT, of each week, and posts a minimum of two times in each graded thread, on separate days.(5 points possible per graded thread) Exceeds minimum post requirementsReplies to each graded thread topic posted by the course instructor, by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT, of each week, and posts three or more times in each graded thread, over three separate days.Replies to a post posed by faculty and to a peerSummarizes what was learned from the lesson, readings, and other student posts for the week. Replies to each graded thread topic posted by the course instructor, by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT, of each week, and posts a minimum of two times in each graded thread, on separate daysReplies to a question posed by a peerSummarizes what was learned from the lesson, readings, and other student posts for the week. Meets expectations of 2 posts on 2 different days.The main post is not made by the Wednesday deadlineDoes not reply to a question posed by a peer or faculty Has only one post for the weekDiscussion posts contain few, if any, new ideas or applications; often are a rehashing or summary of other students’ comments Does not post to the threadNo connections are made to the topic
Minus 1 Point Minus 2 Point Minus 3 Point Minus 4 Point Minus 5 Point
Grammar, Syntax, APANote: if there are only a few errors in these criteria, please note this for the student in as an area for improvement. If the student does not make the needed corrections in upcoming weeks, then points should be deducted.Points deducted for improper grammar, syntax and APA style of writing.The source of information is the APA Manual 6th Edition 2-3 errors in APA format.Written responses have 2-3 grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.Writing style is generally clear, focused, and facilitates communication. 4-5 errors in APA format.Writing responses have 4-5 grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.Writing style is somewhat focused. 6-7 errors in APA format.Writing responses have 6-7 grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.Writing style is slightly focused making discussion difficult to understand. 8-10 errors in APA format.Writing responses have 8-10 grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.Writing style is not focused, making discussion difficult to understand. Post contains greater than 10 errors in APA format.Written responses have more than 10 grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.Writing style does not facilitate communication.The student continues to make repeated mistakes in any of the above areas after written correction by the instructor
0 points lost -5 points lost
Total Participation Requirementsper discussion thread The student answers the threaded discussion question or topic on one day and posts a second response on another day. The student does not meet the minimum requirement of two postings on two different days
Early Participation Requirementper discussion thread The student must provide a substantive answer to the graded discussion question(s) or topic(s), posted by the course instructor (not a response to a peer), by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT of each week. The student does not meet the requirement of a substantive response to the stated question or topic by Wednesday at 11:59 pm MT.

NOTE: To receive credit for a week’s discussion, students may begin posting no earlier than the Sunday immediately before each week opens. Unless otherwise specified, access to most weeks begins on Sunday at 12:01 a.m. MT, and that week’s assignments are due by the next Sunday by 11:59 p.m. MT. Week 8 opens at 12:01 a.m. MT Sunday and closes at 11:59 p.m. MT Wednesday. Any assignments and all discussion requirements must be completed by 11:59 p.m. MT Wednesday of the eighth week.

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