DUE DATE: January 26, 2019

The purpose of this paper is to define, describe and explain your personal beliefs about the four concepts of the nursing meta-paradigm 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(ies), identify these. The final paper is to be typed according to APA format and no more than 4 pages in length. The paper should include a title page and reference list, however, these pages are not to be included in the final count. Evaluation criteria are as follows:

Criteria for Personal Philosophy of Nursing Paper:

1. Introduction & Brief description identifies purpose of the paper and the factors influencing the development of the personal nursing philosophy. 1.5%

2. Define, describe and explain your personal thoughts, feelings and beliefs about the concepts of the nursing metaparadigms: 3.5%

a. Person/client

b. Environment

c. Health

d. Nursing

3. Identification and brief description of the nursing theory(ies) found to be the most compatible with the student’s personal nursing philosophy. 3.5%

4. Provided in-depth explanation with specific documentation, that demonstrates compatibility of personal philosophy with the nursing theory(ies) identified in #4 according to:


5. Summary and conclusion 1.5%

6. Organization, documentation, references followed APA format. 1.5%





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






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