School of Nursing and Midwifery
401007 Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice Spring 2020
Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice
Foundational knowledge of primary health care, professional communication and nursing skills.
2.4 Assessment Details
2.4.1 Essay including a personal reflection
Type of Collaboration:
Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG - General Submission Requirements
Essay including a personal reflection
Aim of assessment
Standard 1 of the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice outlines the requirement for nurses to use best available evidence for safe, quality practice and to develop practice through reflection on experiences, knowledge, actions, feelings and beliefs (NMBA, 2016).
The aim of this essay is for students to describe, and reflect on, a nursing related event reported in the media and using the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards developed by ACSQHC (Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare) identify what nurses might do to improve their practice and reduce the risk of a similar error.
A copy of the article of the nursing related incident and NSQHS standard that you must base your essay on is available on vUWS in the assessment 1 folder located in the assessments tab.
Students will write an appropriately structured essay that includes and/or addresses the following points. A guide to the number of words you may wish to use for each section is provided in brackets after each point.
(Approximately 150 words)
how the nurses can improve their practice in a way that prevents the incident reoccurring (Approximately 250 words)
sentences on each point below). (Approximately 150 words)
occur. Is there additional information the nurse needs in order to be safe?
concludes with a final statement (Approximately 150 words)
reflection paragraph may use 1st or 3rd person
There is a word limit of 1000 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1000 words plus 10%.
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