Philosophy of Nursing

Assignment 1:  Philosophy of Nursing Paper (14 points)   The student will provide a scholarly explanation of his/her personal philosophy of nursing.  The meta-paradigm of nursing (i.e., person, environment, health, and nursing) must be included when formulating the student’s personal philosophy (i.e., set of beliefs).  Students will review the information provided by textbooks and recommended readings to develop and express his/her philosophy of nursing, by focusing on new insights gained from the course readings, and the influence the readings had on his/her philosophy.   Assignment Criteria: 1.   Explain the personal philosophy of nursing (i.e., beliefs about the meta-paradigm).  2.   Identify two philosophical influences. 3.   Describe how those philosophical foundations influence the student’s nursing practice and provide at least two specific examples. 4.   Discuss how positivism and post-positivism influence the different approaches (qualitative and quantitative) to nursing science (research methods) and nursing practice. 5.   The scholarly paper should be in a narrative format, 3 to 4 pages excluding the title and reference page. 6.   Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion. 7.   Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper. 8.   Write the paper in the third person, not first person (meaning do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’) and in a scholarly manner. To clarify: I, we, you, me, or may not be used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used.  9.   Include professional at least **THREE (3) PEER-REVIEWED SCHOLARLY JOURNAL REFERENCES** to support the paper (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory) and be less than five (5) years old. 10.   APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations). All references must include DOIs 11.   Submit the assignment to Turnitin prior to the final submission, review the originality report, and make any needed changes. 12.   Submit to the Assignment Drop Box by the posted due date. Course Required Texts and Materials: Butts, J. B., & Rich, K. L. (2018). Philosophies and theories for advanced nursing practice (3rd ed.). Jones & Bartlett. ISBN-10:1284112241. ISBN-13: 9781284112245. Gray, J. R., Grove, S. K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN-13: 978-0323377584.ISBN-10: 0323377580. Kellar, S. Machi, L. A., & McEvoy, B. T. (2016). The literature review: Six steps to success (3rd ed.). Corwin. ISBN: 978-1-4833- 8546-4. Melnyk, B. M. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2019). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer’s Health. ISBN: 9781496384539. Assignment #1: Philosophy of Nursing Paper Grading Rubric (14 points)   Assignment Criteria 5 points 3 points  1 point 0 points All topics/criteria addressed and all questions fully answered.  All topics/criteria addressed and most questions fully answered.  All topics/criteria addressed and most questions partially answered. One or more topics/criteria not addressed or completely answered.  Quality/Accuracy of Information 5 points 3 points 1 point 0 point Information clearly relates to the main topic/criteria.  It includes several supporting details and/or examples.  Information clearly relates to the main topic/criteria.  It provides supporting details and/or examples.  Information clearly relates to the main topic/criteria. A few details and/or examples are given.  The information has little or nothing to do with the main topic/criteria.  Organization 2 points  1 point 0.50 point 0 point Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and levels of heading.  Information organized with well-constructed paragraphs and levels of heading.  There is an attempt at the organization but errors exist.  No levels of heading. The information or overall structure appears disorganized.  Sources 2 points 1 point  0.50 point 0 points All references are from a relevant professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal, within a 5-year timeframe, or a classic/ historical source.  The majority of references are from a relevant professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal, within a 5-year timeframe or a classic/historical source.    Some references are from non-peer-reviewed scholarly sources or older than 5-years. The majority of references are from non-peer-reviewed scholarly sources or older than 5-years.

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