NUR502 Nursing Theory and Advanced Practice

Overview This narrative paper provides you with the opportunity to share your philosophy of nursing practice. Based on your worldview and personal philosophy, develop a framework that describes your philosophy of nursing. Later in the program, you will “tweak” this paper and include it in your Graduate Portfolio (personal philosophy of practice is required in the portfolio that is submitted at the completion of the program and detailed in the MSN Student Handbook). Instructions You must personally define the profession of nursing. Then, identity at least 3 main components of a personal framework that drive personal practice and provide an example of a nurse/patient encounter that demonstrates application of your personal philosophy/worldview to practice. NOTE: Standard requirement for all papers in the MSN program is current APA format. If you include references, cite them in the body and on the reference page according to current APA guidelines. Basic Format 1. A title page is required that includes the title of the assignment, your name, and name of the educational institution. The title page must be formatted according to current APA guidelines. The paper must be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font (Times New Roman preferred), with page numbers in the upper right-hand corner. 2. The paper must be 4–7 pages, excluding the title and reference pages. 3. References are not required unless you refer to information that warrants documentation. This paper is a personal narrative that is based on your own thoughts, reflections, values, and beliefs related to nursing practice; some students do cite other references (e.g., a model of practice they follow, references to Scripture, etc.). This paper must be written in first person and narrative form. Headings (subheadings) must be used; be sure to follow current APA guidelines to properly format headings. Incorporate content stated in the grading rubric into your paper. You may include additional content related to your personal philosophy, just be sure to include the required content.
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