The scholarly paper allows the student to critically analyze a nurse’s roles, responsibilities, and functions, integrate concepts of profession, professional, and professionalism, and discuss an issue relevant to the profession that will influence future professional practice.


The goal of this paper is to help students articulate professional nursing concepts and integrate relevant and critical issues related to the nursing profession. This analysis will enable the student to comprehend the current issues affecting their profession and work environment.


After finishing this project, the student will be able to:

Describe a professional nurse’s roles, responsibilities, and functions (LO 3, 4)
Examine recent and relevant professional information on the subject (LO 2, 4)
Analyze a current, pertinent nursing issue in light of professional practice (LO 3, 5)