CNUR 805 – Nursing: The Evolution Of Theoretical Knowledge

CNUR 805 – Nursing: The Evolution Of Theoretical Knowledge

Objective: To apply a theory to develop the student’s own plan for transition from practical nurse/internationally educated nurse/diploma-prepared registered nurse to the bachelor of science in nursing registered nurse role in Ontario, focused on their transition during the Post-Diploma Degree Program (PDDP)
This assignment requires students to reflect on their professional nursing practice and education from prior to entering the PDDP. They will then to explore what it means to be a baccalaureate prepared RN in Ontario. Evaluating similarities and differences in their past role versus their future role is critical to prepare for this assignment. Students will then select and use a theory that helps to guide their transition to this new nursing role.
This assignment focuses on your career goal and your education journey to meet that goal, such as your remaining courses, study skills, time management, and other anticipated experiences at Ryerson to meet your career goal. The time-period to focus on for this paper is during the PDDP courses for completion of the education program.

Assignment Planning:
Before starting this assignment, review the
oreadings, discussions, lectures, and your notes from the course
oCollege of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and consider your current practice
ocourses and course descriptions that you will take in the PDDP, including the practice guidelines courses
othe two theories (Benner Novice to Expert or Schumacher & Meleis Transition Theory) that can be used for this assignment. (See Week 3 Readings on Course Schedule.)
Select one of these two theories that best guides your planning for your anticipated role transition to the BScN prepared RN role in Ontario.
Start planning this assignment early (e.g., Week 5 or earlier). It takes time to edit a paper down to 5 pages.
Search the literature for two to three quality, peer-reviewed theoretical (at least one theoretical article) and empirical (at least one research/empirical article) articles that are relevant to the selected theory and your role transition. Seminal publications may be older than 10 years, if pertinent to your paper, unless more current articles are available that address similar content (e.g., a more recent theory paper). The literature should expand beyond the references provided for this course. Articles that discuss the transition to a new nursing role may assist in thinking about this assignment.

This assignment is to be completed in essay format, using APA format.
Include the headings provided below for each section of the paper.
Develop an overall approach and ensure each paragraph contains a specific point that is demonstrated and supported in the paragraph.
Write in the first person, i.e., “I”, “me”.
Use professional and formal language – avoid contractions (e.g., ‘cannot’ instead of ‘can’t’, ‘I will’ instead of ‘I’ll’, etc.), abbreviations (e.g., ‘transition’ instead of ‘trans.’, etc.), or slang (e.g., ‘many’ instead of ‘a lot’, ‘similar to’ instead of ‘kind of like’, etc.).
Respectful and appropriate terminology must be used when referring to and writing
Proofread several times and have someone read the paper aloud to you to help avoid spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.

Assignment Guidelines: Use these headings for each section of your paper and clearly and concisely address all requirements in each section. Guidelines to estimate the length of each section are provided.
Introduction (¾ of page 1)
oIdentify your role transition (i.e., RPN to BScN, RN to BScN, or IEN to BScN) and a very brief background of your nursing education and experience (3 to 4 lines).
oDescribe briefly the main reason(s) that you chose to pursue the BScN and your career goal (3 to 4 lines).
oExplain why you selected the theory to explore your role transition to BScN (4 to 5 lines).
oProvide a sentence outlining what the paper will present.
Transitioning to BScN RN (last quarter of page 1 to first half of page 4)
oApply and integrate the selected theory as a guide to express how you envision your plan for your transition to BScN, during your time as a BScN student. Include relevant research and literature from peer-reviewed resources to support your anticipated transition process during your time in the Post-Diploma Program as a BScN student. (Types of questions that you might consider to guide the paper – keep it focused around a particular area, as it is a brief paper: How might your thought processes change? Are there courses that will be particularly helpful in meeting your career goal, courses that you anticipate will be challenging, time management needs, study skill needs, need to connect with others in the program, or other strengths or areas for improvement to enhance your educational journey? What are your plans to meet these anticipated challenges or needs? Strategies that you have developed to meet some challenges?)

CNUR 805 – Nursing: The Evolution Of Theoretical Knowledge