First Year Nursing Assessment :
Year 1 Nursing assignment 1 Professional Boundaries (50% of course mark)
Check you understand all of the words in the question, what you have to do and the marking schedule.
If you are unsure – check with your tutor
- Go through the essay and find all the action words and write them in the action column.
Ask yourself ‘what do I have to choose or do?’ Then ask are there any boundaries to the question?
Word count 1,500 words – Must achieve 50% Due Date: …………………….
|Action: What do I do?||What do I do it to?||Boundaries?||References||Done ü|
|Choose||One scenario– a) unacknowledged receipt of gifts Or – b) patient’s rights||One only|
|Identify||Key issue||One from senario|
|Describe||Key issue||One from senario|
|Link||Issue relates to nursing code||From scenario (250-300 words)|
|Discuss||Action conflict from scenario||NCNZ expectations (250-300 words)|
|Choose||One competency||Relevant to issue|
|Discuss||How actions do not meet competency||Above (200-250 words)|
|Use||References to support writing||relevant|
|Conclusion: summary of what you found out – (main findings/points) 100 words|
|Introduction: key points; identify health promotion; your journey 100 words approx|
|PROOF READING INCLUDES:|
|Proof read||Suggest using speech software|
|Check||Against the marking schedule – have you covered everything?|
|Check||Referencing||Minimum 5, academic, less than 10 years|
|Check||Word count 900-1100||5% deduction|
|Check||Spelling, punctuation and grammar|
|Submit work||Turnitin||word format|
|Keep||Electronic copy in case of emergencies|
Place to start:
- Turn the above actions into questions (below). Answer each one and you will have answered the essay question. Once done, link key ideas together at the end of each paragraph so that it flows.
What is the key issue in each scenario?
Describe what has happened?
How does it link to the code? Which nursing code is being asked about?
Is there a conflict between the actions of the nurse and what the code presents?
If so, what are the NCNZ expectations?
What are nursing competencies?
Where will you find them?
Which one best matches the scenario?
How does the nurses action not meet competency ?
Why do you think you are being asked to write this essay?
What is this whole essay actually asking you to do? Mention in introduction and conclusion and make reference to this during the journey of this essay.
A great starting point:
Hatlevi, I. K. R. (2012). The theory-practice relationship: Reflective skills and theoretical knowledge as key factors in bridging the gap between theory and practice in initial nursing education. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(4), 868 – 877. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05789.x
Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994. (1994). https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public /1994/0088/latest/DLM333584.html
Health and Disability Commissioner. (2012). Code of health and disability services: Consumers’ rights. https://www.hdc.org.nz/media/5544/hdc-consumers-rights-online.pdf
Health and Disability Commissioner. (2021). The code and your rights. https://www.hdc.org.nz/your-rights/the-code-and-your-rights/
Council of New Zealand. (2012a). Code of conduct. https://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Public/Nursing/Code_of_Conduct/NCNZ/nursing-section/Code_of_Conduct.aspx
Council of New Zealand. (2012b). Standards and guidelines for nurses. https://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Public/Nursing/Standards_and_guidelines/NCNZ/nursingsection/Standards_and_guidelines_for_nurses.aspx?hkey=9fc06ae7-a853-4d10-b5fe-992cd44ba3de
Papps, E. (2017). Acting in accordance with New Zealand regulatory frameworks. In P. A. Potter, & A. G. Perry, Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing (5th ed., pp. 194-208). Elsevier.