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The purpose of this paper is to define, describe and explain your personal beliefs about the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm and their inter-relationship to one another as they guide your current nursing practice. There are no right or wrong thoughts, feelings or beliefs; these represent your own philosophical beliefs. Then you must correlate or link your current philosophy to one particular nursing theory, identify these. The reflection paper is to written in MS Word, be typed according to APA format, and must be 3 pages in length. The paper should include a title page and reference page, however, these pages are not to be included in the final count. Evaluation criteria are as follows:

Criteria for Personal Philosophy of Nursing Reflection Paper:

  1. Introduction & brief description identifies purpose of the paper and the factors influencing the development of the personal nursing philosophy. 4%
  2. Define, describe and explain your personal thoughts, feelings and beliefs about the concepts of the 4 nursing metaparadigms: 5%
    1. Person/client
    2. Environment
    3. Health
    4. Nursing
  3. Identification and brief description of the nursing theory found to be the most compatible with the student’s personal nursing philosophy. Discuss the core components of the theory and how it reflects the student’s personal philosophies. 4%
  4. Organization, documentation, references followed APA format. 2%



Writing Assignment Rubric


  A (15) B (13) C (11) D/F (8) Score
Focus: Purpose Purpose is clear Shows awareness of purpose Shows limited awareness of purpose No awareness  
Main idea Clearly presents a main idea and supports it throughout the paper. There is a main idea supported throughout most of the paper. Vague sense of a main idea, weakly supported throughout the paper. No main idea  
Organization: Overall Well-planned and well- thought out. Includes title, introduction, statement of main idea, transitions and conclusion. Good overall organization, includes the main organizational tools. There is a sense of organization, although some of the organizational tools are used weakly or missing No sense of organization  
Content Exceptionally well-presented and argued; ideas are detailed, well- developed, supported with specific evidence & facts, as well as examples and specific details. Well-presented and argued; ideas are detailed, developed and supported with evidence and details, mostly specific. Content is sound and solid; ideas are present but not particularly developed or supported; some evidence, but usually of a generalized nature. Content is not sound  


Research (if Sources are Sources are Sources support The paper  
assignment exceptionally well integrated some claims does not use
includes a well- and support the made in the adequate
research integrated and paper’s claims. paper, but research or
component) they support There may be might not be if it does,
  claims argued occasional integrated well the sources
  in the paper errors, but the within the are not
  very sources and paper’s integrated
  effectively. Works Cited argument. well. They
  Quotations conform to There may be a are not cited
  and Works MLA style few errors in correctly
  Cited conform sheet. MLA style.. according to
  to MLA style     MLA style,
  sheet.     nor listed
        correctly on
        the Works
        Cited page.
Grammar & Excellent A few errors in Shows a pattern Continuous  
Mechanics grammar, grammar, of errors in errors
  spelling, spelling, spelling,  
  syntax and syntax and grammar,  
  punctuation. punctuation, syntax and/or  
    but not many. punctuation.  
      Could also be a  
      sign of lack of  
APA Uses APA Uses APA Reflects Does not  
Guidelines guidelines guidelines with incomplete use APA
  accurately and minor knowledge of guidelines.
  consistently to violations to APA guidelines  
  cite sources cite sources    
  and and formatting    





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