NUR3020 Topics for Professional Practice
The purpose of the essay is to accomplish the learning objectives -
The student is to write an essay about a topic of relevance to Registered Nurses, particularly those beginning their practice. Students will select one of the themes from the list below. The essay will develop that theme (i.e. a ‘point’, a statement or an argument) and then be supported from appropriate and current literature. [NOTE: academic literature – not websites and beyond ANMAC/NMBA/AHPRA standards]
For a review of essay writing and theme development please access the resources on the USQ web: https://www.usq.edu.au/learningcentre/assignment-skills/writing-assignments/essay-writing
Topics/Themes (must have an Australian and ‘new graduate’ focus):
- New graduate registered nurses, who have previously worked as enrolled nurses in Australia, must navigate challenges in transitioning to their new role as a registered nurse.
- Essay conventions are expected (see introduction/conclusion). See: https://www.usq.edu.au/learningcentre/assignment-skills/writing-assignments/essay-writing
- The aim is to write current and pertinent information targeted for novice Registered Nurses in the Australian Environment.
- A high level of scholarship (researching the literature, using the literature and writing the paper) is expected. To these ends, 12 pertinent and current resources is the minimum. Current means in this course 8 years ‘young’ unless a seminal (classic) work. Sometimes secondary citations in a current article will be older (please check in a timely manner with the examiner if in doubt).
- The theme development will clearly demonstrate an argument through the paper.