Artistic Expression: Caring Concept Discussion

Nursing practice is both an art and a science with caring as a central concept to nursing practice and the profession of nursing. Caring is influenced by the nurse’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes formed through lifelong learning and experiences. The purpose of this assessment is to explore definitions of caring in nursing. Students will create a definition of caring and an artistic expression of their perception on caring.

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Nursing practice is both an art and a science with caring as a central concept to nursing practice and the profession of nursing. Caring is influenced by the nurse’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes formed through lifelong learning and experiences. The purpose of this assessment is to explore definitions of caring in nursing. Students will create a definition of caring and an artistic expression of their perception on caring.

Course Outcomes
Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care.

CO 2: Apply concepts of person-centered care to nursing practice situations.

Total Points Possible
This assessment is worth 125 points.

Due Date
Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 2.

Requirements
Criteria for Content

Take a moment to reflect on how you demonstrate caring in your current professional practice.

  1. Create an original artistic representation of your perception on caring in nursing.

a. Drawings should be formatted on an 8 x 10 document and submitted as a PDF

b. Poems or short-story – word document 1 page in length

  1. In a one- to two-page written paper, address the following.

a. The importance of caring to nursing practice and the profession

b. A personal definition of caring; include principles of holistic care

c. Definitions of caring found in nursing literature that support your perspective on caring

d. An explanation of the artistic expression you chose and how it represents caring

e. Summary of key concepts presented in the paper

Preparing the paper
Submission Requirements

  1. Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written component of this assessment.
  2. Length:

a. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least one but no more than two pages.

b. Artistic representation submitted as an 8X10 PDF or word document

  1. A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used.
  2. Submission: Submit your files labeled Lastname_First Initial_Wk2Assignment_Caring Artistic Expression: Caring Concept Discussion

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

The following are best practices in preparing this project.

  1. Review directions thoroughly.
  2. Follow submission requirements for selected type of artistic expression.
  3. Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.
  4. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
  5. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.
  6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.
  7. A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used.
  8. Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

Grading Criteria
Category Points % Description
Artistic Expression of Caring 32 25% Submitted an original drawing, poem, or short story as an artistic expression of caring. Follow submission guidelines.
Introduction 12 10% Introduction includes general statements on caring as a nursing concept and why this concept is important to the practice and profession. Identify sections of the paper. Provide support from scholarly literature.
Definition of Caring 38 30% Provide your personal definition of caring. Incorporate principles of holistic care. Provide citations from scholarly nursing literature that support and are congruent with your definition of caring.
Expression of Caring 19 15% Explain your artistic expression and how it represents caring.
Conclusion 12 10% Provide a summary of key concepts presented in the paper. Provide a self-reflection regarding what was learned from completing this assessment.
APA Format 6 5% Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section or topic of the paper (one deduction for each type of APA style error). Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be cited and referenced correctly. Three (3) scholarly literature references are used.
Writing Mechanics 6 5% Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. For this assignment first person may be used.
Total 125 100 A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above requirements.

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