Remember is a Reflection about the class

1) Minimum 6 full pages 

             Minimum 3 pages per document- not words

             Cover or reference page not included) 

2)¨**********APA norms, please use headers 

            All paragraphs must be narrative and cited in the text- each paragraphs

            Bulleted responses are not accepted

            You  can write in the first person.)

3) It will be verified by Turnitin and SafeAssign 

4) Minimum 4 references not older than 5 years. 

             Must include: 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN]. (2008). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Washington, DC: Author. 

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You must submit 2 documents (each one 3 pages).

Copy and paste will not be admitted. 

You should address the questions with different wording, different references, but always, objectively answering the questions.

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Directions:

1) Introduction (minimum 1/2 page):

Write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (2010, p. 63).

Headers:

a. Course Reflection 

b. Conclusion 

Introduces the purpose of the   reflection and addresses BSN Essentials (AACN, 2008) pertinent to healthcare   policy and advocacy. (See file 1)

Purpose:

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to reflect on selected RN-BSN competencies acquired through the course. 

  

– Identify the different legal and ethical aspects in the nursing practice (ACCN Essential V; QSEN: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration).

– Analyze the legal impact of the different ethical decisions in the nursing practice (ACCN Essential V; QSEN: patient- centered care, teamwork and collaboration).

– Understand the essential of the nursing law and ethics (ACCN Essential V; QSEN: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration).

2) Body (minimum 2 pages): 

  

The BSN Essentials (AACN, 2008) outline a number of healthcare policy and advocacy competencies for the BSN-prepared nurse. Reflect on the course readings, discussion threads, and applications you have completed across this course and write a reflective essay regarding the extent to which you feel you are now prepared to:

  

1. “Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.

2. Assume accountability for personal and professional behaviors.

3. Promote the image of nursing by modeling the values and articulating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the nursing profession.

4. Demonstrate professionalism, including attention to appearance, demeanor, respect for self and others, and attention to professional boundaries with patients and families as well as among caregivers.

5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the history of and contemporary issues in nursing and their impact on current nursing practice.

6. Reflect on one’s own beliefs and values as they relate to professional practice.

7. Identify personal, professional, and environmental risks that impact personal and professional choices, and behaviors.

8. Communicate to the healthcare team one’s personal bias on difficult healthcare decisions that impact one’s ability to provide care.

9. Recognize the impact of attitudes, values, and expectations on the care of the very young, frail older adults, and other vulnerable populations.

10. Protect patient privacy and confidentiality of patient records and other privileged communications.

11. Access interprofessional and intra-professional resources to resolve ethical and other practice dilemmas.

12. Act to prevent unsafe, illegal, or unethical care practices.

13. Articulate the value of pursuing practice excellence, lifelong learning, and professional engagement to foster professional growth and development.

14. Recognize the relationship between personal health, self-renewal, and the ability to deliver sustained quality care.” (p. 28).

 

3)  Conclusion (minimum 1/2 page)

An   effective conclusion identifies the main ideas and major conclusions from the   body of your essay. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the   pertinent BSN Essential and sub-competencies (AACN, 2008) pertaining to scholarship for   evidence-based practice

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The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing

March 21, 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction 3

Master’s Education in Nursing and Areas of Practice 5
Context for Nursing Practice 6
Master’s Nursing Education Curriculum 7

The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing
I. Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities 9

II. Organizational and Systems Leadership 11

III. Quality Improvement and Safety 13

IV. Translating and Integrating Scholarship into Practice 15

V. Informatics and Healthcare Technologies 17

VI. Health Policy and Advocacy 20

VII. Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient

and Population Health Outcomes 22

VIII. Clinical Prevention and Population Health for

Improving Health 24

IX. Master’s-Level Nursing Practice 26

Clinical/Practice Learning Expectations for Master’s Programs 29

Summary 31

Glossary 31

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References 40

Appendix A: Task Force on the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing 49

Appendix B: Participants who attended Stakeholder Meetings 50

Appendix C: Schools of Nursing that Participated in the Regional Meetings

or Provided Feedback 52

Appendix D: Professional Organizations that Participated in the Regional
Meetings or Provided Feedback 63

Appendix E: Healthcare Systems that Participated in the Regional Meetings 64

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The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing
March 21, 2011

The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing reflect the profession’s continuing call for
imagination, transformative thinking, and evolutionary change in graduate education. The
extraordinary explosion of knowledge, expanding technologies, increasing diversity, and global
health challenges produce a dynamic environment for nursing and amplify nursing’s critical
contributions to health care. Master’s education prepares nurses for flexible leadership and
critical action within complex, changing systems, including health, educational, and
organizational systems. Master’s education equips nurses with valuable knowledge and skills to
lead change, promote health, and elevate care in various roles and settings. Synergy with these
Essentials, current and future healthcare reform legislation, and the action-oriented
recommendations of the Initiative on the Future of Nursing (IOM, 2010) highlights the value and
transforming potential of the nursing profession.

These Essentials are core for all master’s programs in nursing and provide the necessary
curricular elements and framework, regardless of focus, major, or intended