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In a 4-5 page reflection paper, assess your nursing career through â€œappreciative inquiryâ€ (Billings & Kowalski, 2008).
- Drawing on your own life stories and experiences, what does a nursing career mean to you?
- How does your nursing practice parallel the ANA (2015) Code of Ethics? List 4 specific examples from the Code of Ethics.
- What motivates you to remain in the nursing profession? Give an example through a personal story and what you learned that motivates you as a registered nurse.
- Develop 3 short-term and 3 long-term goals that emphasize your unique strengths.
- How will a BSN degree impact your short-term and long-term career goals?
- Be creative and talk about your personal journey as a nurse. Include a personal nursing philosophy in the reflection.
Remember to follow APA 6th edition format and include a title page, running head, page numbers and a reference page, as well as in-text reference citations. The page limit is content and does not include the title page and reference page.
Assignment 1 Grading Rubric
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|Competency||15 Points||10 Points||5 Points||0 Points||Total|
|What does a career in nursing mean to you?||Fully details what a career in nursing means. Cite personal life stories and experiences that provide clear examples that support the philosophy of nursing.||Describes what nursing career means and includes limited examples of personal life stories and experiences that does not clearly support the philosophy of nursing||Describes what nursing career means but does not include personal life stories and experiences||No paper submitted or content missing||/15|
|Relates personal nursing practice to ANA Code of Ethics, citing 4 specific examples||Fully relates personal nursing practice to ANA Code of Ethics, identifying 4 specific examples from the code||Relates personal nursing practice to ANA Code of Ethics, citing 2-3 specific examples||Relates personal nursing practice to ANA Code of Ethics, citing 1 specific example||No paper submitted or content missing||/15|
|Motivation to remain in the nursing profession||Fully details the motivation to remain in the nursing profession with an example that clearly identifies how the learning that occurred is connected to motivation||Describes the motivation to remain in the nursing profession but example does not identify the connection between learning and motivation||Superficially describes the motivation to remain in the nursing profession but does not provide an example||No paper submitted or content missing||/15|
|Develop 3 long-term career goals||Fully develops 3 long-term career goals||Fully develops 2 long-term career goals||Fully develops 1 long-term career goal||No paper submitted or content missing||/15|
|Develop 3 short-term career goals||Fully develops 3 short-term career goals||Fully develops 2 short-term career goals||Fully develops 1 short-term career goal||No paper submitted or content missing||/15|
How will a BSN degree impact your short-term and long-term career goals?
|Fully discusses how a BSN degree will impact all short-term and long-term career goals||Minimally discussed how a BSN degree will impact all short-term and long-term career goals||Briefly discussed how a BSN degree will impact some of the short-term and long-term career goals||No paper submitted or content missing||/15|
|Competency||2.5 Points||2 Points||1 Point||0 Points||Total|
|Organization||Organization excellent, ideas clear and arranged logically, transitions smooth, no flaws in logic.||
Organization good; ideas usually clear and arranged in acceptable sequence; transitions usually smooth, good support
Organization minimally effective; problems in approach, sequence, support and transitions
|Organization does not meet requirements||/2.5|
Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage correct and idiomatic, consistent with Standard American English
Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage good mostly consistent with Standard American English; errors do not interfere with meaning or understanding
|Grammar, punctuation, mechanics and usage distracting and often interfere with meaning or understanding||Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage interfere with understanding||/2.5|
|APA Format||Demonstrates competent use of mechanics and APA||Minimal APA errors||Many APA errors||Complete lack of understanding||/2.5|
|References||References are relevant, authoritative and contemporary||Adequate references||Minimal use of appropriate references||Poor use and/or selection of references not relevant||/2.5|
Academic integrity: Sources not cited and/or word-for-word (verbatim) content used from another source without the use of quotation marks earns a 0 for the paper.
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