Reflection Paper

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The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to reflect on selected RN-BSN competencies acquired through the NUR3165 course. 


The BSN Essentials (AACN, 2008) outline a number of healthcare policy and advocacy competencies for the BSN-prepared nurse. Reflect on the NUR3165 course readings, discussion threads, and applications you have completed across this course and write a reflective essay regarding the extent to which you feel you are now prepared to:

1.     “Explain the interrelationships among theory, practice, and research.

2.     Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of the research process and models for applying evidence to clinical practice.

3.     Advocate for the protection of human subjects in the conduct of research.

4.     Evaluate the credibility of sources of information, including but not limited to databases and Internet resources.

5.     Participate in the process of retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes.

1.     Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care.

2.     Collaborate in the collection, documentation, and dissemination of evidence.

3.     Acquire an understanding of the process for how nursing and related healthcare quality and safety measures are developed, validated, and endorsed.

4.     Describe mechanisms to resolve identified practice discrepancies between identified standards and practice that may adversely impact patient outcomes.” (p. 16).



American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN]. (2008). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Washington, DC: Author.

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Reflection Paper

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Write a reflection on the topics and instructional materials covered this week. (Pdf chapter 1 uploaded) 


Your reflection paper:

  • -Must be at least three pages long (could be more). You must dedicate at least 2 and a half pages to your summary and at least half a page to your reaction/reflections
  • -Must have an introduction, body, and conclusion
  • -Must be formatted correctly  (12pt font, double space, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins)
  • -Must be written in either MLA, APA, or Chicago Style Format, and use the style consistently
  • -Must include proper citations (for direct quotes and paraphrased sections)
  • -Must include a bibliography/works cited page (after the summary and reflection. The works cited page does not count towards the 3-page minimum)


Summary (2.5-page minimum)

  • What are the sources about? (summarize)
  • What arguments are the authors making?

Reflection (half-page minimum). Address either of the following:

  • 1-Can you relate to the content discussed? If so, how? If you do not relate, do you know someone who can? (family, friend, peer, etc.). 
  • Alternatively,
  • 2-Find an article (academic or news article) that describes the experiences of a different immigrant group. Provide a cross-cultural example to discuss how their experiences relate to the information provided in the assigned articles.


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. About the reflection part, select either 1 or 2, whatever is better for you. 

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