Strengths & Limitations 

 You have now been exposed to various world-views of well known theorists and their nursing philosophies/theories, including other disciplines’ philosophies.In this project, you will write your own philosophy of nursing unique to your own current practice of nursing.Writing a philosophy is time-consuming, and requires much self-introspection. It involves writing down your beliefs and values about nursing. Often you ask the questions: ” What is nursing?” and “Why do I practice nursing the way I do it now?”Remember, there is no right or wrong philosophy! The goal here is to expound on your philosophy based on the knowledge you obtained or have understood or learned through the study of other theorists/philosophers.Steps to follow:

  1. Before beginning this project, review  MDC School of Nursing BSN Philosophy MDC School of Nursing BSN Philosophy – Alternative Formats . (This is an example of how concepts and philosophy guides and directs curriculum.)
  2. Your Personal Philosophy must address the five (5) topics as shown in the  Personal Nursing Philosophy Rubric (MP1) Personal Nursing Philosophy Rubric (MP1) – Alternative Formats
  3. It must be your original work.
  4. It should be no more than four pages long, double spaced, and typed in a MS WORD file.
  5. It should adhere to APA style (includes introduction, body, conclusion) with correct grammar and spelling are expected.

Personal Nursing Philosophy

Your Personal Philosophy must address and have the following Topics \ Headings:

Topic

Description

Key Concepts (20 pts.)

Explain   the key concepts of your philosophy/theory.

Metaparadigms

(20 pts.)

Describe   the four (4) Metaparadigms of nursing as you view them and how they apply in   your own practice area. 

Nursing Process – Philosophy

(15 pts.)

Express   how your philosophy could be applied to your present nursing practice,   research, administration and/or education. 

Nursing Process – Strengths & Limitations 

(15 pts.)

Elaborate   on your philosophy’s strength and limitations. 

Original Work

(10 pts.)

Paper   must be your original work. 

Paper Format

(10 pts.)

Paper   should be no more than four (4) pages long, double space and typed in   Microsoft WORD file. 

APA Style

(10 pts.)

Paper   should adhere to APA style (includes introduction, body, conclusion) with   correct grammar spelling are expected.