1. To develop a Personal Nursing Philosophy
2. Personally define what nursing is, by addressing the elements of a human being, health, environment and professional nursing.
3. Consider nursing from the prospective of a philosophers’ concern with knowledge and the essential elements of nursing as a scientific discipline also concerned with ethics and aesthetics.
4. To strengthen graduate level writing skills.
(Graduate level writing displays critical thinking skills. The writer demonstrates the ability to see various sides of an argument: he/she questions assumptions, avoids commonplaces and develops a clear argument from professional experience and/or the available literature on the subject.)
Write a reflective paper on your vision of professional nursing from your present perspective in time.
You may consider the meta-paradigm concepts of nursing, human being, health, environment and nursing.
Part I Do not consider a specific nursing theory at this time.
What do see as essential characteristics of your present nursing praxis. You may or may not choose to compare your present view with that of your view as a new graduate.
Part II Revisit your original philosophy. Review and revise your philosophy if any of your thinking has changed during the semester. If there are revisions make them in your original Philosophy I paper.
Reflect on the nursing theories you have been exposed to throughout the semester. Identify a current nursing theory that is aligned with your personal philosophy. Discuss the chosen theory as to why or how you see it, or parts of it (a current theory may not be a perfect fit) are aligned with your personal nursing philosophy.
Attach Part I to Part II for hard copy submission in class on the assigned due date for Part II
Requirements: APA format required.