Discuss Central Concept to Nursing Practice
Discussion: Central Concept to Nursing Practice
Nursing practice is both an art and a science with caring as a central concept to nursing practice and the profession of nursing. Caring is influenced by the nurse’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes formed through life long learning and experiences. The purpose of this assessment is to explore definitions of caring in nursing. Students will create a definition of caring and an artistic expression of their perception on caring.
Criteria for Content
Take a moment to reflect on how you demonstrate caring in your current professional practice.
Create an original artistic representation of your perception on caring in nursing.Drawings should be formatted on an 8 x 10 document and submitted as a PDF
Poems or short-story – word document 1 page in length
In a one- to two-page written paper, address the following.The importance of caring to nursing practice and the profession
A personal definition of caring; include principles of holistic care
Definitions of caring found in nursing literature that support your perspective on caring
An explanation of the artistic expression you chose and how it represents caring
Summary of key concepts presented in the paper Preparing the paper
A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.