nursing experience in the work place

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Directions

  1. Review the table of contents in your textbook to discover the types of issues that nurses face. Several of the issues will be covered in this course, but more are listed in the textbook.
  2. Reflect on your nursing experiences. Consider how these relate to the issues listed in the textbook. Select and describe one issue that will be the subject of both of your journal entries. Note: Only your instructor will read your journal entries. These will not be shared with your peers. You need to protect the privacy of the individuals and institutions involved so that they remain anonymous. This lets you to be more candid in your comments about what occurred.
  3. Identify the key people involved in the situation. Do not use specific names or locations to protect their privacy, but provide enough detail to give an accurate depiction of their roles in the situation.
  4. Describe the conclusion of the situation and how it was resolved. Was there a satisfactory ending or not? Provide details on why you came to this conclusion. Share the impact this situation continues to have on you.
  5. Download the Journal Entry#1 form. (Links to an external site.)
  6. Complete each section. Review the instructions and grading rubric to be sure that you are meeting all the requirements to achieve maximum points.
  7. This is not a scholarly paper. You may write in the first person, and you do not need to follow APA format. However, you are expected to write in complete sentences and use proper grammar and correct spelling.
  8. Submit your journal entry by the due date mentioned above.

Rubric

NR395: Journal Entry #1 Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentify a professional nursing-related issue and how you initially experienced this personally in the work environment.

35.0 pts

Identifies a professional nursing-related issue and provides excellent details on how you initially experienced this personally while working as a nurse or as a nursing student.

31.0 pts

Identifies a professional nursing-related issue and provides good details on how you initially experienced this personally while working as a nurse or as a nursing student.

28.0 pts

Identifies a professional nursing-related issue with poor details on how you initially experienced this personally while working as a nurse or as a nursing student.

13.0 pts

Identifies an issue that is not clearly related to professional nursing.

0.0 pts

Fails to identify an issue.

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescribe how the situation unfolded including the key players and their roles (no names used to protect confidentiality). Identify the type of issue reflected in the situation.

35.0 pts

Describes how the situation unfolded using excellent details including the key players and excellent role description (no names). Identifies the type of issue reflected in the situation.

28.0 pts

Describes how the situation unfolded using fair details. Identifies only some of the key players with brief role description (no names). Identifies the type of issue reflected in the situation.

28.0 pts

Describes how the situation unfolded using good details including the key players with fair role description (no names). Identifies the type of issue reflected in the situation.

13.0 pts

Describes situation with poor details. Identifies some key players but fails to maintain confidentiality. Inadequately describes their role in the situation.

0.0 pts

Fails to describe situation and fails to identify key players.

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescribe the conclusion of the situation and whether it was a satisfactory ending.

35.0 pts

Fully describes the conclusion of the situation and whether it was a satisfactory ending.

31.0 pts

Generally describes the conclusion of the situation and whether it was a satisfactory ending.

28.0 pts

Briefly describes the conclusion of the situation and whether it was a satisfactory ending.

13.0 pts

Inadequately describes the conclusion of the situation and whether it was a satisfactory ending.

0.0 pts

Fails to describe a conclusion.

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeShare what impact the situation continues to have on you.

35.0 pts

Shares in excellent detail the impact that the situation continues to have on you in terms of your personal life and nursing career.

31.0 pts

Shares generally the impact that the situation continues to have on you in terms of your personal life and nursing career.

28.0 pts

Shares briefly the impact that the situation continues to have on you in terms of your personal life and nursing career.

13.0 pts

Inadequately shares the impact that the situation continues to have on you in terms of your personal life and nursing career.

0.0 pts

Fails to explain ongoing impact.

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWrite the journal entry using the mechanics and organization of good writing.

10.0 pts

Excellent mechanics and organization with minimal errors of the following: well organized and logical, correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling, professional wording is used, uses complete sentences, paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas expressed clearly.

9.0 pts

Good mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column. A few errors noted.

8.0 pts

Fair mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column. Some errors noted.

4.0 pts

Poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column. Many errors noted.

0.0 pts

Very poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column such that it is difficult to follow or understand.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssigned Template Use

0.0 pts

0 points deducted

Assigned template used

0.0 pts

10% deducted (-15 points)

Assigned template NOT used

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deduction

0.0 pts

0 points deducted

Submitted on time

0.0 pts

Not submitted on time – Points deducted

1 day late = 7.5 deduction; 2 days late = 15 deduction; 3 days late = 22.5 deduction; 4 days late = 30 deduction; 5 days late = 37.5 deduction; 6 days late = 45 deduction; 7 days late = 52.5 deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late

0.0 pts

Total Points: 150.0

NR395 Journal Entry #1 Form

Directions

  • Review the guidelines and the grading rubrics for this assignment.
  • Please post questions to the Q & A Forum, or contact your instructor.
  • Complete each section. This is not a scholarly paper. You may write in the first person, and you do not need to follow APA format, but you are expected to write in complete sentences and use proper grammar and correct spelling.
  • Use Microsoft Word 2013 (or higher) to complete this assigned form. Save as a .docx document.
  • Submit this journal entry by Sunday, end of Week 2.

Question

Your Response

  • Identify a professional nursing-related issue and how you initially experienced this personally in the work environment.
  • Describe how the situation unfolded including the key players and their roles (no names used to protect confidentiality). Identify the type of issue reflected in the situation.
  • Describe the conclusion of the situation and whether it was a satisfactory ending.
  • Share what impact the situation continues to have on you.

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