NURSING RESEARCH METHODS: 28358
NURSING RESEARCH METHODS: 28358
Program Learning Outcome 4: Demonstrate scholarly inquiry and reflection that exemplifies critical, creative, and systems thinking to advance the practice of nursing.
The student will write a one to two pages stating how the literature review paper has helped them achieve Program Learning Outcome 4.
This is a student example of a reflection:
The Indiana University Kokomo (IUK) program has been an experience that has influenced and refined my thoughts on nursing education.In the last several decades nursing has become more diverse, with higher patient acuities and increased nursing demands caused by a wide variance of treatment modalities (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard, Day, & Shulman, 2009).Nursing programs initially responded to the current educational needs by creating content-laden courses that required rote memorization by nursing students, however a new impetus has been promoted, which replaces content-laden curriculum with the development of critical reasoning in nursing students (Billings & Halstead, 2012; Cronenwett et al., 2005).
The IUK program has utilized a systematic approach to facilitate the same development of critical reasoning in their Masters of Science Nursing (MSN) students.Each course throughout the MSN program encouraged me to create my own knowledge-base, which allowed me to identify a need within current nursing academia, utilize relevant literature to explore solutions to the identified problem and then to propose a study to evaluate a possible remedy to that problem.
My ability to understand and utilizing evidence-based research findings is paramount for creating new and innovative teaching paradigms for student nurses.Novice nurses are now required to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patients using critical judgment, while providing evidence-based care and using quality assurance initiatives (Billings & Halstead, 2012).This course and the IUK MSN program has given me tools for understanding what is important for future nursing education, as well as how to critically think through a nursing issue, understand and judge current research and the importance of contributing to nursing research.
YES, there were references with this paper, I just did not include them. But you will include them on your paper.
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Rubric for Portfolio Reflection
Please remember the portfolio is what you will be taking to future employers as proof of your learning. Please make the portfolio a reflection of the professional you desire to become.
Value of the Portfolio 25 points
Clarity of thought
APA, Spelling, and Grammar
Content Reflects the Program Learning Outcome
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.