NR395 Ethics Integrity and Professional Nursing Trends Full Course

Week 1 Assessment

Improving
the Image of Nursing

Purpose

The
discussion topic this week pertains to the following Course Outcome.

CO1:
Consider the role of the professional nurse in relation to the concepts of
integrity and ethical accountability within nursing practice. (POs 4, 6)

The
Assignment

Describe
the way in which nurses are perceived by your patients and the public. How do
the best known nurses currently depicted in the media represent the type of nursing
image you wish to promote?

Speaking of
image, do you feel that no longer wearing traditional white uniforms has had an
impact on how nurses are perceived? How is your clothing an important part of
your public image?

What could
you do to improve the professional image of nurses?

Week 2 Assessment

Journal
Entry #1

Purpose

This
assignment gives you the opportunity to reflect on a professional issue that
you have encountered during your nursing career. If you are a new graduate,
consider an issue that you experienced as a nursing student.

You will be
asked to make two entries in your journal throughout this course where you will
identify the nature of the issue, provide details about what occurred, find
related evidence that can deepen your understanding, and summarize what you
have learned that could help you successfully manage the issue if it was to
recur.

Follow the
directions and rubric. Use the assigned template for each Journal.

Course
Outcomes

This
assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO2:
Consider the impact of contemporary healthcare issues on the role of the
professional nurse. (PO 7)

Due Date

Journal
Entry #1 is to be submitted by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 2.

Points

Journal
Entry #1 is worth 150 points.

Directions

Review the
table of contents in your textbook to discover the types of issues that nurses
face. Several of the issues will be covered in this course, but more are listed
in the textbook.

Reflect on
your nursing experiences. Consider how these relate to the issues listed in the
textbook. Select and describe one issue that will be the subject of both of
your journal entries. Note: Only your instructor will read your journal entries.
These will not be shared with your peers. You need to protect the privacy of
the individuals and institutions involved so that they remain anonymous. This
lets you to be more candid in your comments about what occurred.

Identify
the key people involved in the situation. Do not use specific names or
locations to protect their privacy, but provide enough detail to give an
accurate depiction of their roles in the situation.

Describe
the conclusion of the situation and how it was resolved. Was there a
satisfactory ending or not? Provide details on why you came to this conclusion.
Share the impact this situation continues to have on you.

Download
the Journal Entry#1 form. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
site.

Complete
each section. Review the instructions and grading rubric to be sure that you
are meeting all the requirements to achieve maximum points.

This is not
a scholarly paper. You may write in the first person, and you do not need to
follow APA format. However, you are expected to write in complete sentences and
use proper grammar and correct spelling.

Submit your
journal entry by the due date mentioned above.

Week 3 Assessment

Academic
IntegrityPurpose

The
discussion topic this week pertains to the following Course Outcome.

CO1:
Consider the role of the professional nurse in relation to the concepts of
integrity and ethical accountability within nursing practice. (POs 4, 6)

The
Assignment

How is a
culture of academic integrity upheld in your nursing program? What evidence do
you have that supports this notion, or disputes it? How can you promote
academic integrity within yourself and your classmates?

Week 4 Assessment

Journal
Entry #2

Purpose

This
assignment gives you the opportunity to reflect on a professional issue that
you have encountered during your nursing career. If you are a new graduate,
consider an issue that you experiences as a nursing student.

You will be
asked to make two entries in your journal throughout this course where you will
identify the nature of the issue, provide details about what occurred, find
related evidence that can deepen your understanding, an summarize what you have
learned that could help you successfully manage the issue if it was to recur.

Follow the
directions and rubric. Use the assigned template for each Journal.

Course
Outcomes

This
assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO2:
Consider the impact of contemporary healthcare issues on the role of the
professional nurse. (PO7)

Due Date

Journal
Entry #2 is to be submitted by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 4.

Points

Journal
Entry #2 is worth 150 points.

Directions

Download
the Journal Entry #2 form (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
site..

Use the
same professional issue/situation used in your first journal entry, and
describe your search for evidence, details of the resource selected, and its
impact on how you will perceive and handle a similar situation in the future.

Complete
each section on the form. Review the instructions and grading rubric to be sure
that you are meeting all the requirements to achieve maximum points.

This is not
a scholarly paper. You may write in the first person, and you do not need to
follow APA format. However, you are expected to write in complete sentences and
use proper grammar and correct spelling.

Submit your
journal entry by the due date mentioned above.

Week 5 Assessment

Unlicensed
Personnel

Purpose

The
discussion topic this week pertains to the following Course Outcomes.

CO1:
Consider the role of the professional nurse in relation to the concepts of
integrity and ethical accountability within nursing practice. (POs 4, 6)

CO2:
Explore the impact of contemporary healthcare issues on the role of the
professional nurse. (PO7)

The
Assignment

What
principles should the professional nurse use when delegating to unlicensed
personnel? Because the licensed nurse is liable for care performed by an
unlicensed person, how do you protect yourself and your patients? What does
your state’s nursing law and rules say about delegation to unlicensed workers?

Week 6 Assessment

Hot Topic

Purpose

This
assignment prompts you to identify and discuss current trends in professional
nursing. You must search the Internet for “hot topics” that relate to
nurses and nursing, and describe them to your classmates by posting to the
discussion. You will also read your classmates’ contributions and select one to
which you will post a commentary. This assignment provides an opportunity for
you to understand your classmates’ viewpoints that may differ from your own.

Course
Outcomes

CO 1:
Consider the role of the professional nurse in relation to the concepts of
integrity and ethical accountability within nursing practice. (PO 4, 6)

CO 2:
Explore the impact of contemporary health care issues on the role of the
professional nurse. (PO7)

Due Date

Hot Topic
is to be posted in the discussion by
Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 6, with
your follow-up post to a classmate by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end
of Week 6.

Points

The Hot
Topic assignment is worth 200 points.

Directions

Review the
types of topics that are covered in this course (i.e., professional, ethical,
and legal issues).

Search the
Internet for a current story related to one of the course topics. Topics may be
ethical, legal, political, or professional in nature. The story must be no
older than 1 year. Do not use wikis, Wikipedia, Facebook, or other social
media. Instead, look for stories that may be found in, but not limited to,
online news sites, professional organizations’ issues pages, or journal editorials.

Identify
the name of the site you selected, its URL/web address, and your summary in the
discussion. Indicate the date when the story was posted.

Write two
to three well-developed paragraphs that summarize the main points of the story.
Determine what issue is reflected in the story. Share your viewpoint about the
story as it relates to nurses and the nursing profession. Make sure you review
the grading criteria in the rubric. See Grading below.

Your hot
topic must be posted by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m., MT of Week 6.

The second
part of this assignment requires you to read about the hot topics that have
been posted by your classmates.

Choose one
topic of interest that is about an issue different from your own hot topic.

Visit the
site using the URL your classmate provided, and review the story.

Post a
comment about the story on the discussion as a reply to that classmate’s
original post. Do not repeat the story, but add your own insights and opinions,
which may differ from the opinions of your classmates. Remember to be
respectful as you engage in meaningful dialogue. The due date for your comment
post is Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 6.

Week 7 Assessment

Mandatory
Overtime

Purpose

The
discussion topic this week pertains to the following Course Outcomes.

CO1:
Consider the role of the professional nurse in relation to the concepts of
integrity and ethical accountability within nursing practice. (POs 4, 6)

CO2:
Explore the impact of contemporary healthcare issues on the role of the
professional nurse. (PO 7)

The
Assignment

Have you
ever been asked to work mandatory overtime? If so, what was your response? Did
you work the requested hours, or did you refuse? If you refused, what were the
consequences, if any?

What is
your opinion about the use of mandatory overtime? Explain the pros and cons of
this practice and how you lean toward either allowing or prohibiting it.

Week 8 Assessment

Nursing
Leadership in Policy and Politics

Purpose

The discussion
topic this week pertains to the following Course Outcome.

CO2:
Explore the impact of contemporary health care issues on the role of the
professional nurse. (PO 7)

The
Assignment

Nurses have
great potential for leadership in health policy and politics. Share with us two
activities you can do in your own community to move forward health policy to
promote positive patient outcomes. How might technology and social media play a
role in your initiatives?

NR395 Ethics, Integrity, and Professional Nursing Trends

Week 8 Assessment

Nursing
Leadership in Policy and Politics

Purpose

The discussion
topic this week pertains to the following Course Outcome.

CO2:
Explore the impact of contemporary health care issues on the role of the
professional nurse. (PO 7)

The
Assignment

Nurses have
great potential for leadership in health policy and politics. Share with us two
activities you can do in your own community to move forward health policy to
promote positive patient outcomes. How might technology and social media play a
role in your initiatives?

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