What motivates you to remain in the nursing profession?
Assessing Nursing Career Discussion
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In a 4-5 page reflection paper, assess your nursing career through “appreciative inquiry” (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.
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.