The goal of this assignment is to give the student the opportunity to reflect on specific RN-BSN competencies learned in the NUR3165 course.

Course Results

This assignment demonstrates the student’s ability to meet the following course outcomes:

– The student will be able to complete a full research paper. The student will be able to identify research methods, sources, and their application in nursing practice. POINTS There are a total of 100 points available for this assignment (10 percent ).


The Course Reflection is worth 100 points (10 percent) and will be graded based on the quality of self-assessment, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
Pay close attention to the instructions and grading criteria. If you have any questions about your essay, please post them in the Q & A forum under the Discussions tab.
The length of the reflection should be between three and six pages, excluding the title and reference pages.
A title page and a reference page are required in APA format. Use the following review components as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, centered): Note: Introduction — Write an introduction but do not use the word “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules outlined in the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual (2010, p. 63). a. Reflection on the Course b. Conclusion
Getting Ready for Your Reflection

The BSN Essentials (AACN, 2008) define a variety of healthcare policy and advocacy competencies for BSN-prepared nurses. Reflect on the NUR3165 course readings, discussion threads, and applications you have completed throughout this course and write a reflective essay about how prepared you feel you are now to:

1. â€Explain the connections between theory, practice, and research.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental components of the research process and models for analysis.

Using evidence in clinical practice
3. Activist for the protection of human subjects in research.

Assess the credibility of information sources, including but not limited to databases and Internet resources.
Participate in the retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence with other members of the healthcare team in order to improve patient outcomes.
In planning, implementing, and evaluating care outcomes, consider evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences.
Participate in the gathering, documentation, and dissemination of evidence.
Learn about the process of developing, validating, and endorsing nursing and related healthcare quality and safety measures.
Describe mechanisms for resolving identified practice discrepancies between identified standards and practice, which may have a negative impact on patient outcomes.
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN] is a source of information (2008). Baccalaureate requirements

education in preparation for professional nursing practice Author, Washington, DC.

The Directions and Grading Criteria are located at the bottom of the syllabus.