Nursing Trends and Issues 

Nursing Trends and Issues 

Areas of Nursing, Personal Reflection, and Coping Strategies Assignment 

Identify: areas of nursing, personal reflection, and coping strategies.

Assignment Objectives 

• _Consider different areas of nursing – research any further education or professional skills necessary to prepare a graduate to work in those areas.

• _Reflect upon educational programs and experiences and consider the tools you have gained to prepare you for practice.

• _Consider your own personal coping strategies that can assist you in dealing with the stress of transitioning to a graduate practical nurse.

Instructions 

• _This is an individual assignment.

• _All research is to be cited appropriately as per APA guidelines, including a reference page.

• _Your submission must have the following headings as per below:

• _Areas of Nursing 

o Identify 3 areas of nursing that interest you and explain what draws you to gain employment in those areas.

o Complete research on each area including whether any additional education or skills are necessary to work in these areas.

o Explain how a graduate could obtain employment in these areas.

o Word limit: 500 words total.

• _Personal Reflection 

o Reflect on your educational program and clinical experiences.

o Describe how your education and clinical experiences have prepared you to begin your nursing career.

o What tools have you gained through your program to help you transition to graduate nurse?

o Support your thoughts with appropriate research. Cite appropriately as per APA.

o Word limit: 500 words total.

• _Coping Strategies 

o Discuss coping strategies you have learned about or developed that will help you deal with the stress of transitioning to a graduate practical nurse while maintaining your own physical and mental health.

o Support your thoughts with appropriate research. Cite appropriately as per APA.

o Word limit: 300 words total.

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