Create an artistic representation of your perception on caring in nursing.
Expression: Caring Concept Assignment
This assignment is worth 10% of your overall grade.
Based on selected form of artistic expression, this assignment may require you to submit two different files, one for the artistic expression and a paper. Please submit both files at the same time.
Criteria for Content
Take a moment to reflect on how you demonstrate caring in your current professional practice.
Create an artistic representation of your perception on caring in nursing. The artistic expression can be a drawing, sculpture, collage, poem, short story, or dance.
Videos are to be 1 to 3 minutes in length.
Poems and short stories should not exceed one-page, double-spaced wording.
Drawings, pictures, or collages should be formatted on an 8 x 10 document.
Sculptures submitted as a jpg.
In a one- to two-page written paper, address the following.
The importance of caring to nursing practice and the profession
A personal definition of caring; include principles of holistic care
Definitions of caring found in nursing literature that support your perspective on caring
An explanation of the artistic expression you chose and how it represents caring
Summary of key concept presented in the paper
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.