concept Usage in a Professional Practice Model Paper
The purpose of this paper is for you to examine the philosophy of nursing and/or professional
practice model in your facility (if you are not working or the facility does not have one, then you
may choose one from your readings).
Example: My hospital’s framework is based on Jean Watson’s Caring model.
1. Select a concept which is included or defined within your professional practice model or
philosophy, as a characteristic of the model.
2. For this paper, include a discussion of:
Select a concept from your organization’s nursing philosophy or professional practice
model. Example (safety, patient satisfaction, quality healthcare, accessible
healthcare, responsibility, caring).
Provide the organizational definition if stated. Also list your organization’s mission
and vision statement. If the organizational definition, mission and/or vision are not
stated, explain this in your paper.
From the nursing literature find several definitions and uses of the concept (as in
From your reading and the organization’s definition, develop your own definition of
the concept as if you are preparing it to submit to your workplace as a needed
refinement (why you have modified the definition). In other words, modify it as you
would like to see it developed into the framework and organizational structure of the
facility and tell why you feel the definition of the concept should be modified.
Describe how this concept supports your professional practice model.
3. Use 4–6 nursing scholarly sources to support your definitions.
4. Use the APA manual to cite in text and your reference list.
5. Your Assignment will be 4–6 pages, and should include a title page and reference page
(not included in the 4–6 pages for the Assignment).
To complete this Assignment, you will write fully developed paragraphs on each
definition/use/interpretation of the term you have chosen. Use 4–6 nursing scholarly sources to
support your definitions. Your Assignment will be 4–6 pages and should include a title page and reference page (not included in the 4–6 pages for the Assignment). Cite all your references in
correct APA format both in the text and on a reference page.
When your paper is complete, save as a Word document, and upload to the Dropbox basket:
Unit 5 Assignment.
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