Personal Philosophy of Nursing Essay
The essay is to be typewritten and double-spaced (1,000 words) and should include the following:
- Introduction that includes who you are and where you practice nursing
- Definition of nursing
- Assumptions or underlying beliefs
- Definitions and examples of the major domains of nursing
- A summary that includes answers to the following questions:
a. How are the domains connected?
b. What is your vision of nursing for the future?
c. What are the challenges that you will face as a nurse?
d. What are your goals for professional development?
Grading Criteria for the Philosophy of Nursing
Definition of nursing 20%
Assumptions or underlying beliefs 20%
Definitions of major domains of nursing 25%
Organization, focus, grammar, spelling,
punctuation, and usage (writing rubric) 10% APA 5%