Your Concept Synthesis Paper is due this week. By the due date assigned, submit your scholarly paper, in which you have identified, described, researched and applied the concepts that underlie your personal philosophy for professional nursing practice.
Collate the work that you have done so far from Weeks 1–3, and submit your paper in the prescribed format to the Submissions Area.
Your paper should include:
- Nursing Autobiography: A brief (1 page) discussion of your background in nursing.
- The Four Metaparadigms: Identification, discussion, and documentation from the literature of your perspective on the four metaparadigms of patient, nurse, health, and environment.
- Two Practice-Specific Concepts: Identification, discussion, and documentation from the literature of your perspective on at least two concepts specific to your own practice.
- List of Propositions: A numbered list of at least five propositions or assumption statements that clearly connect the concepts described.
Your paper should integrate these discrete elements and reflect your personal nursing philosophy.
The paper should be thoroughly researched and well documented, with relevant material from the nursing theorists presented incorporated into the paper. The current APA Manual is to be used throughout the paper. Sources should focus on references from nursing theory but may also include conceptual and theoretical material from other professional domains. The paper, excluding references or appendices, is to be limited to 4-6 pages. Writing should be succinct and well organized, as it is impossible for the facilitator to evaluate form and content separately.
Your philosophy/framework is to be given a title that is appropriate to its content and emphasis.
Download the Concept Synthesis Template.