Philosophy of Nursing Essay

Philosophy of Nursing Essay

Philosophy of Nursing Essay

Paper 2 – Philosophy of Nursing – Discuss your philosophy of nursing. Within this discussion, include your definition of nursing and what led you to pursue your chosen advanced nursing practice role ( psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner role). This paper, and only this paper, may be written in first person as APA (6th ed.) now states that the use of “I” and “my” is preferred over the use of “the author of this paper.

10% Introduction – Briefly introduce the focus of the paper.

70% Discussion – Clearly, thoroughly, and succinctly discuss the focus of the paper, showing evidence of reading of professional literature and synthesis of the focus.

10% Summary – Briefly summarize the key points and conclusions from the discussion.

10% Format – Consistently use APA format (6th edition) and correct English grammar across these papers, from the title page through the reference list. These papers must adhere to the following guidelines (all of which are in agreement with APA, 6th ed., format), as well as the other guidelines specified in the APA Manual (6th ed.): (a) be typed in a current version of Microsoft Word that can be opened by the course faculty; (b) be typed in Times New Roman typeface, with 12-point font size; (c) have doublespacing between all lines, including the title page and reference list; (d) have 1-1½ inch margins (top, bottom, right, and left); (e) include a title page and reference page; (f) have headings between sections; and (g) have a running head and page numbers.

Required Professional Journal Article Readings (References)*

Carper, B.A. (1978). Fundamental patterns of knowing in nursing. Advances in Nursing Science, 1(1), 13-23.**

Cody, W.K. (1994). Nursing theory-guided practice: What it is and what it is not. Nursing Science Quarterly, 7(4), 144-145. doi: 10.1177/089431849400700402 Fawcett, J. (1978). The relationship between theory and research: A double helix. Advances in Nursing Science, 1(1), 49-62.** Fawcett, J., Watson, J., Neuman, B., Walker, P.H., & Fitzpatrick, J.J. (2001). On nursing theories and evidence. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 33(2), 115-119. doi: 10.1111/j.1547- 5069.2001.00115.x Schlotfeldt, R.M. (1988). Structuring nursing knowledge: A priority for creating nursing’s future. Nursing Science Quarterly, 1(1), 35-38. doi: 10.1177/089431848800100109mbvhs29

Only primary references may be used in this and all graduate level nursing courses. Magazines, such as Nursing (year), Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, and RN and websites that are not subjected to scientific rigor, such as Wikipedia, are not considered professional literature and may not be used as professional references. Use of secondary references and/or non-professional references will result in a reduction in the grade earned on course assignments when professional references are needed and required. It is important to note that the first editions of publications, such as texts, and primary references are not the same thing. In most cases, first editions are not required though, as noted above, primary references are. Primary references are thoughts, ideas, etc. written by the author whose work you have  accessed; secondary references are thoughts, ideas, etc. of another author and referenced by the author whose work you have accessed within their work.

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