The use of a nursing philosophy

1. Personal philosophical Statement – The use of a nursing philosophy is the basis for nursing practice and promotes the proper application of nursing knowledge as well as the development of nursing theory and knowledge.
o Develop a personal philosophical statement incorporating your personal thoughts, and beliefs about nursing.
o Information regarding your personal philosophical statement will be included in your mind map, and discussed in the scholarly paper. (See below).
Theory Mind Map:
1. Incorporate your personal philosophical statement in your mind map.
2. Illustrate the compatibility of your selected theorist/theory with your personal philosophical statement of how you practice nursing in your mind map. (In other words…provide a conceptual image/drawing of how you envision your personal philosophical statement is compatible with your selected theorist/theory).
Scholarly Paper:
1. Include your personal philosophical statement in the scholarly paper.
2. Discuss the compatibility of your personal philosophical statement with a chosen existing nursing theory in the scholarly paper.
3. Discuss the chosen theory’s application to your current practice in the scholarly paper.
4. Provide an example of how you would specifically apply the theory into your nursing practice in the scholarly paper.
2. Theory Mind Map
o Complete an individual mind map/drawing to illustrate/demonstrate synthesis of course concepts by relating nursing theory to your experiences as a nurse and application to practice.
o The mind map shows the relationship of the concepts of person, environment, health and nursing by a theorist of your choice as you see the theory in your practice. No examples of mind maps are given so you can be creative.
o The mind map can be stick figures, pictures, drawings, diagrams, etc. Review the document in the module C folder titled: “How To Create a Mind Map in Word.”
o Information regarding your mind map will be included in your mind map, and discussed in the scholarly paper. (See below).
Mind map will include:
1. Personal thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm:
? Person/client
? Environment
? Health
? Nursing
3. Personal Philosophical Statement/Theory Mind Map Assignment Submission Please refer to class schedule for due date and time.
? Writing Expectations: Write a 2-3 page scholarly paper (not including title page or reference page) to describe/discuss your mind map, personal philosophical statement, and application to nursing practice.
? References: A minimum of 2 scholarly/peer-reviewed references in addition to your textbook.
? APA Guidelines: Assignment is supported by APA guidelines which includes an expectation of complete sentences which are grammatically correct, free of spelling errors and supported by proper in-text citation and