Worldview and Nursing Process Personal Statement

Being able to articulate your personal worldview can help you formulate a personal philosophy of practice and enhance your influence on patients and the industry. In this assignment, you will have an opportunity to reflect on your current and future practice and the ways worldview and nursing theory influence that practice.   

Draft a 1,000-1,250 word paper in which you:

  1. Describe your personal worldview, including the religious, spiritual, and cultural elements that you think most influence your personal philosophy of practice and attitude towards patient care.
  2. Choose a specific nursing theory that is most in line with your personal philosophy of practice and approach to patient care and discuss the similarities. Explain how the nursing theory reinforces your approach to care.
  3. Include in your explanation a specific example of a past or current practice and how your worldview and the nursing theory could assist you in resolving this issue.
  4. Finally, explain how your worldview and the nursing theory will assist you in further developing your future practice.

You are required to cite five to 10 sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

Worldview and Nursing Process Personal Statement – Rubric

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Personal Worldview

40 points

Criteria Description

Personal Worldview, Including the Religious, Spiritual, and Cultural Elements That Most Influence Personal Philosophy of Practice and Attitude Towards Patient Care

5. Excellent

40 points

A comprehensive discussion of personal worldview, including the religious, spiritual, and cultural elements that most influence personal philosophy of practice and attitude towards patient care is thoroughly developed with supporting details.

4. Good

36.8 points

A discussion of personal worldview, including the religious, spiritual, and cultural elements that most influence personal philosophy of practice and attitude towards patient care is clearly provided and well developed.

3. Satisfactory

35.2 points

A discussion of personal worldview, including the religious, spiritual, and cultural elements that most influence personal philosophy of practice and attitude towards patient care is present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

32 points

A discussion of personal worldview, including the religious, spiritual, and cultural elements that most influence personal philosophy of practice and attitude towards patient care is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A discussion of personal worldview, including the religious, spiritual, and cultural elements that most influence personal philosophy of practice and attitude towards patient care is not included.

Specific Nursing Theory in Line With the Personal Philosophy of Practice and Approach to Patient Car

30 points

Criteria Description

Specific Nursing Theory in Line With the Personal Philosophy of Practice and Approach to Patient Care, Including Similarities and How the Nursing Theory Reinforces the Approach to Care

5. Excellent

30 points

A comprehensive discussion of a specific nursing theory in line with the personal philosophy of practice and approach to patient care, including similarities and how the nursing theory reinforces the approach to care, is thoroughly developed with supporting details.

4. Good

27.6 points

A discussion of a specific nursing theory in line with the personal philosophy of practice and approach to patient care, including similarities and how the nursing theory reinforces the approach to care, is clearly provided and well developed.

3. Satisfactory

26.4 points

A discussion of a specific nursing theory in line with the personal philosophy of practice and approach to patient care, including similarities and how the nursing theory reinforces the approach to care, is present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

24 points

A discussion of a specific nursing theory in line with the personal philosophy of practice and approach to patient care, including similarities and how the nursing theory reinforces the approach to care, is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A discussion of a specific nursing theory in line with the personal philosophy of practice and approach to patient care, including similarities and how the nursing theory reinforces the approach to care, is not included.

Specific Example of a Past or Current Practice Problem

30 points

Criteria Description

Specific Example of a Past or Current Practice Problem and How Worldview and the Nursing Theory Could Assist in Resolving This Issue

5. Excellent

30 points

A comprehensive discussion of a specific example of a past or current practice problem and how worldview and the nursing theory could assist in resolving this issue is thoroughly developed with supporting details.

4. Good

27.6 points

A discussion of a specific example of a past or current practice problem and how worldview and the nursing theory could assist in resolving this issue is clearly provided and well developed.

3. Satisfactory

26.4 points

A discussion of a specific example of a past or current practice problem and how worldview and the nursing theory could assist in resolving this issue is present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

24 points

A discussion of a specific example of a past or current practice problem and how worldview and the nursing theory could assist in resolving this issue is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A discussion of a specific example of a past or current practice problem and how worldview and the nursing theory could assist in resolving this issue is not included.

How Worldview and the Nursing Theory Will Assist in Further Developing Future Practice

30 points

Criteria Description

How Worldview and the Nursing Theory Will Assist in Further Developing Future Practice

5. Excellent

30 points

A comprehensive discussion of how worldview and the nursing theory will assist in further developing future practice is thoroughly developed with supporting details.

4. Good

27.6 points

A discussion of how worldview and the nursing theory will assist in further developing future practice is clearly provided and well developed.

3. Satisfactory

26.4 points

A discussion of how worldview and the nursing theory will assist in further developing future practice is present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

24 points

A discussion of how worldview and the nursing theory will assist in further developing future practice is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A discussion of how worldview and the nursing theory will assist in further developing future practice is not included.

Required Sources

6 points

Criteria Description

Required Sources

5. Excellent

6 points

Number of required resources is met. Sources are current, and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

4. Good

5.52 points

Number of required sources is met. Sources are current, but not all sources are appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

3. Satisfactory

5.28 points

Number of required sources is met, but sources are outdated or inappropriate.

2. Less than Satisfactory

4.8 points

Number of required sources is only partially met.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Sources are not included.

Appendix

4 points

Criteria Description

Appendix

5. Excellent

4 points

The APA Writing Checklist is complete and attached in the Appendix. It is clearly evident by the quality of the paper that the APA Writing Checklist was used in development.

4. Good

3.68 points

The APA Writing Checklist is complete and attached in the Appendix. It is apparent that the APA Writing Checklist was used in development of the paper.

3. Satisfactory

3.52 points

The APA Writing Checklist is complete and attached in the Appendix. The APA Writing Checklist was generally used in development of the paper, but some aspects are inconsistent with the paper format or quality.

2. Less than Satisfactory

3.2 points

The APA Writing Checklist is attached, but an Appendix has not been created. The paper does not reflect the use of the use of the APA Writing Checklist during development.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The Appendix and APA Writing Checklist are omitted.

Thesis Development and Purpose

14 points

Criteria Description

Thesis Development and Purpose

5. Excellent

14 points

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

4. Good

12.88 points

Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

3. Satisfactory

12.32 points

Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.

2. Less than Satisfactory

11.2 points

Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Argument Logic and Construction

16 points

Criteria Description

Argument Logic and Construction

5. Excellent

16 points

Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

4. Good

14.72 points

Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.

3. Satisfactory

14.08 points

Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.

2. Less than Satisfactory

12.8 points

Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

10 points

Criteria Description

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

5. Excellent

10 points

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

4. Good

9.2 points

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.

3. Satisfactory

8.8 points

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

2. Less than Satisfactory

8 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.

Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

10 points

Criteria Description

Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

5. Excellent

10 points

All format elements are correct.

4. Good

9.2 points

Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

3. Satisfactory

8.8 points

Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

8 points

Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Documentation of Sources

10 points

Criteria Description

Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

5. Excellent

10 points

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

4. Good

9.2 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

3. Satisfactory

8.8 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

8 points

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Sources are not documented.

Total 200 points

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