PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY PAPER

This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin™.

1. The purpose of this paper is to develop a nursing philosophy paper which should clearly reflect your personal philosophy of nursing

2. This paper will be submitted to your ePortfolio and utilized for your capstone class.

3. This includes a written paper that should be formatted according to APA 7th edition guidelines.

4. No maximum length to this assignment but this paper should be at least six pages including cover and reference pages.

5. Topics to include in your paper:

Personal Philosophy Statement. This is one to two sentences that summarize your personal philosophy.
The identification and examination of your own perspective (definition) of nursing’s metaparadigm of nursing, person, health and environment, as well as the identification of other concepts that you believe should be a part of our metaparadigm.
Discuss how these concepts are interrelated in terms of how you understand and accomplish your work.
Give examples from your work that captures the essence of your philosophy. For example, Pediatric Nurses: what is your philosophy regarding the nursing care of children? Hospice Nurses: What is your philosophy regarding the care of people at the end of life? Mental Health Nurses: what is your philosophy of mental health nursing?
Should reflect your experience in practice and your particular area of practice.
You may want to draw a model to illustrate your practice philosophy.
Identify a nursing theorist that may influence your nursing philosophy. Explain the basics of the theory. Be careful to not use that nursing theorist’s view as your own! Citations should be included as appropriate.

Criteria
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Criterion Score
Personal Philosophy Statement One to two sentences that summarize your personal philosophy.
10 points
The section gives a clear definition of the student’s personal philosophy statement.
8 points
The section gives an adequate definition of the student’s personal philosophy statement.
6 points
The section gives a fair definition of the student’s personal philosophy statement.
4 points
The section gives a poor definition of the student’s personal statement philosophy.
0 points
No evidence that student meets any of the Personal Philosophy Statement criteria.
Score of Personal Philosophy Statement One to two sentences that summarize your personal philosophy.,/ 10
View of Nursing Identification and examination of your own perspective (definition) of nursing’s metaparadigm of nursing, person, health and environment, as well as other concepts that are part of your metaparadigm, include nursing as art and science
40 points
The section gives a clear and comprehensive description of the student’s view of nursing as a metaparadigm. *The description articulates values, beliefs and assumptions about nursing as science and art.
30 points
The section gives an adequate description of the student’s view of nursing as a metaparadigm. *The description may or may not articulate values, beliefs and assumptions about nursing as science and art.
20 points
The section gives a fair description of the student’s view of nursing as a metaparadigm. *The description may or may not articulate values, beliefs and assumptions about nursing as science and art.
10 points
The section gives a poor description of the student’s view of nursing as a metaparadigm. *The description may or may not articulate values, beliefs and assumptions about nursing as science and art.
0 points
No evidence that student meets any of the criteria.
Score of View of Nursing Identification and examination of your own perspective (definition) of nursing’s metaparadigm of nursing, person, health and environment, as well as other concepts that are part of your metaparadigm, include nursing as art and science,/ 40
Essence of Personal Philosophy Examples from your work that captures the essence of your philosophy
15 points
The section gives a clear and comprehensive description of the examples that captures the student’s personal philosophy in action. *Description demonstrates that the personal philosophy emanates from nursing practice and applies to personal clinical practice. *A minimum of four (4) examples are described within this section.
12 points
The section gives an adequate description of the examples that captures the student’s personal philosophy in action. *Description may or may not demonstrate that the personal philosophy emanates from nursing practice and applies to personal clinical practice. *Up to three (3) examples are described within this section.
9 points
The section gives a fair description of the examples that captures the student’s personal philosophy in action. *Description may or may not demonstrate that the personal philosophy emanates from nursing practice and applies to personal clinical practice. *Up to two (2) examples are described within this section.
5 points
The section gives a poor description of the examples that captures the student’s personal philosophy in action. *Description may or may not demonstrate that the personal philosophy emanates from nursing practice and applies to personal clinical practice. *One (1) example is described within this section.
0 points
No evidence that student meets any of the Essence of Personal Philosophy criteria.
Score of Essence of Personal Philosophy Examples from your work that captures the essence of your philosophy,/ 15
Influential Nursing Theorist Identify a nursing theorist that may influence your nursing philosophy. Explain the basics of the theory
15 points
*The section gives a clear and comprehensive description of which nursing theorist has influenced the student’s personal nursing philosophy, including an explanation of the basics of the theory
12 points
The section gives an adequate description of which nursing theorist has influenced the student’s personal nursing philosophy and the basics of that theory
9 points
The section gives a fair description of which nursing theorist has influenced the student’s personal nursing philosophy and the basics of that theory.
5 points
The section gives a poor description of which nursing theorist has influenced the student’s personal nursing philosophy and the basics of that theory.
0 points
No evidence that student meets any of the Influential Nursing Theorist criteria.
Score of Influential Nursing Theorist Identify a nursing theorist that may influence your nursing philosophy. Explain the basics of the theory,/ 15
APA Correct use of APA style 7th edition throughout paper
15 points
Correct use of APA, 7th edition, guidelines throughout the paper. *Resources are referenced according to APA 7th edition.
12 points
Up to three (3) APA errors found throughout the entire paper, including the reference page.
9 points
Up to five (5) APA errors found throughout the entire paper, including the reference page.
5 points
Six (6) or more APA errors found throughout the entire paper, including the reference page.
0 points
No evidence that student meets any of the APA criteria.
Score of APA Correct use of APA style 7th edition throughout paper,/ 15
Mechanics of Writing
5 points
The Philosophy of Nursing paper flows logically, is easily read by the reviewer and contains no grammatical errors.
4 points
Assignment sections are not presented well with some difficulty maintaining topic fluidity and contain less than 5 grammatical errors.
3 points
Assignment sections are scattered with some difficulty following when read by the reviewer and contain 10 or fewer grammatical errors.
2 points
Assignment sections are presented illogically and difficult to follow when read by the reviewer and contain significant grammatical errors.
0 points
No evidence that student meets any of the Mechanics criteria.
Score of Mechanics of Writing,/ 5