Describe an incident related to the National Safety Goals or Never Events (near miss, medication error, fall, etc) that you have been involved in or witnessed.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReflectionPerceptions: Compare your original perception of the registered nurse from when you started the program to what you now know to be the RN’s role.
Goals: Describe your personal goals as a registered nurse. What do you hope to accomplish in the next year, in the next 5 years.This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIncidentSituation: Describe an incident related to the National Safety Goals or Never Events (near miss, medication error, fall, etc) that you have been involved in or witnessed.
Analysis: Discuss the root cause.Explain what elements failed in the system.This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePreventionSolution: What changes could you suggest based on the incident you described?
Data: How would you use data from the literature to increase system effectiveness and minimize harm?This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA, Grammar, Etc.Lose up to 2 points for:APAGrammar, SpellingReferencesLateness (1 pt. per day) e.g. Mon. -1, Tues. -2, Wed. -3, etc.
Change: Reflection and PlanningSubject:Part 1- Reflect on a personal journey into professional nursing. Explore the student’s philosophy of nursing in comparison to a nursing theorist. Discuss the student’s future and planned evolution in nursing.Part 2- Reflection on a significant incident that occurred during their nursing journey. Analyze the situation and reflect on the system as a whole. Examine ways to implement change using data that results in increased client safety.
1. PhilosophyPersonal: What is your philosophy of professional nursing?How should it be practiced?What are the core values, that you believe, are the hallmarks of an excellent nurse?Theory – Briefly describe the theory you selected and why you selected it. (Leininger, Orem, Peplau, Roy, Watson) How would this influence you’re your practice?Comparison: How does this compare to your philosophy of nursing?2. ReflectionPerception: Before you came into the nursing program, what did you think nurses did? Where did you get these ideas?Talk about how your perceptions have changed over the last 2 years.Was there a specific event or person who influenced your perception of the role of the nurse? Goals: What goals are you setting for yourself over the next year and in 5 years(for example: education, type of practice setting, etc.)?3. IncidentSituation: Think of an incident that occurred over the past 2 years(a near miss, med error, fall, sentinel event, etc.)Consider any setting, clinical or your work environment.Keep in mind the National Safety Goals and Never Events.Describe the event.Analysis: How did it happen?What was your role in the event?Trace the cause back to the root of the problem (root cause analysis {RCA}). What was the cause of the event?How did the system fail?Is it reparable?4. Prevention –Solution: What can be done so this does not happen again?Devise a plan to prevent this from happening again.How would you implement this plan? Where would you start?Who would need to be involved?Be sure to include what you have learned about communication, leadership style, chain of command, etc. Data: Use the literature to find ways to change the system.How would you use data to increase system effectiveness and minimize harm?
Formant Not to exceed 7 pages of text, exclusive of Cover Page and Reference list, so (Text pp 2-8)◼ RequiredReferences 5 Journals, 3 must be Nursing Journals, (published within 5 years)Proper sources e.g. AJN, JPN ( magazines, newspapers, web blogs or blurbs are not nursing journals) Full article must be available if requestedAdditional references are acceptable◼ Format7 pages of text maximum (therefore pages 2-8 are text), exclusive of the title page and reference page APA: 12 point, Times Roman type, double spaced, 1 inch border, etc.American Psychological Manual 7th edition (see APA handout)◼ Grading Rubric1st section 3 points 2nd section 1 points 3rd section 3 points 4th section 3 pointsLose up to 2 points for:grammar, spelling, punctuation, citation and reference errors, 5 journals (at least 3 nursing), published within 5 years.
Nursing TheoristPlease look at the following 5 Nursing TheoristPick one that you identify with philosophically at this point in your career. This will be the starting point for your CT Paper.Please use only one of the following Theorist1. Madeleine Leininger: Transcultural care Theory 2. Dorothea Orem: Self-care Theory3. Hildegard Peplau: Interpersonal Relations Theory 4. Callista Roy: Adaptation Theory5. Jean Watson: Theory of Human Caring