Suggested Guidelines for Aesthetic Interpretation of South University’s Conceptual Framework Pillars assignment and grading criteria for the paper and presentation include:
• Review South University’s 5 Conceptual Pillars
• Choose ONE conceptual component to depict aesthetically
• Identify & discuss in written paper (750-1000 word maximum) the theoretical basis for the conceptual requirements component that you have chosen to aesthetically interpret.
Document resources using correct APA format (6th Edition).
• Interpret the chosen component aesthetically by an original creation of your choice. Suggestions for the aesthetic project are poetry, artistic representation such as paintings or collage, musical composition or video production.
• Present creative work to the class and submit the theoretical paper. Late papers/presentations will incur letter grade deduction.
• Each presentation is to be 15 minutes in length (20 minutes maximum). Groups will be selected at random at the beginning of each class when presentations are due so each group is expected to be prepared at the same time.
• All documents are to be submitted to eCompanion drop box by due date. A 10% deduction will be given each day it is submitted late.
Aesthetic Interpretation Grading Rubric
Topic 1 2 3 4 Total Points
Evidence of Conceptual Pillars No mention of pillars Mention pillars Mention pillars with some understanding. Mention pillars with understanding and theoretical framework identified.
Chosen Conceptual Pillar No conceptual pillar identified Pillar identified Pillar identified and expressed with understanding of concept Pillar identified with conceptual framework within the nursing profession
Written Paper Typed written paper Typed paper of 750-1000 words Typewritten paper of 750-1000 word using APA style identifying the theoretical basis of the conceptual component. Typewritten paper of 750-1000 words using APA style identifying the theoretical basis of the conceptual component and discussion regarding the impact of nursing practice.
Aesthetic Paper Selects a means of artistic presentation. Utilizes the artistic interpretation to enhance the theoretical interpretation. Utilizes the artistic interpretation to enhance the theoretical interpretation and evoke feelings regarding the pillar’s concept into the profession of nursing. Utilizes the artistic interpretation to enhance the theoretical interpretation and evoke feelings regarding the pillar’s concept into artistry of professional nursing.
Classroom Presentation Presents a pillar Presents a pillar using artistic presentation. Presents a pillar creating an original artistic creation. Presents a pillar creating an original, creative artistic personal expression of the art of nursing.
PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES AND TEACHING STRATEGIES.
The following is a list of program objectives to be used in the table below:
1. Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice: Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the physical and social sciences, arts, and humanities in the practice of professional nursing practice.
2. Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety: Apply critical thinking skills in establishing priorities, delegating responsibility, formulating decisions, and maintaining accountability in the practice of professional nursing through the application of nursing standards.
3. Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice: Integrate care and concern for humanity, with scholarly research and systematic inquiry to deliver evidenced based, comprehensive, and holistic nursing care which promotes health and quality of life.
4. Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology: Utilize informatics and technology to adapt to the challenges of nursing practice of today and the future.
5. Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments: Demonstrate professionalism by advocating for legal, ethical, financial and political issues involving health care.
6. Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes: Communicate effectively and collaboratively within nursing and other healthcare disciplines to empower patients experiencing health challenges through education and promotion of health and well-being.
7. Clinical Prevention and Population Health: Utilize the nursing process to collaborate with consumers and other health professionals to initiate improvements in healthcare and promote health and well-being in persons, families and communities.
8. Professionalism and Professional Values: Demonstrate a self-awareness of and commitment to excellence in nursing practice through the pursuit of community, educational, and organizational opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth.
9. Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice: Provide holistic caring to diverse patient populations, across the lifespan in a variety of settings with technical proficiency that integrates foundational, discipline-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge essential for professional practice.
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK PILLARS
In addition to the purpose and philosophy, the nursing faculty believes in five integral components to nursing practice. These components are viewed as the Conceptual Framework Pillars. The philosophy is built upon these pillars and they support the structure of the nursing profession. Without the strength of the pillars the foundation will weaken and fail. These pillars are used within the constructs of each nursing course at South University and shape the way the student will learn, develop and practice.
The Conceptual Framework Pillars of South University are: 1. Caring, 2. Communication, 3. Critical Thinking, 4. Professionalism, and 5. Holism. Each pillar is defined separately and then interdependently to demonstrate their interconnectedness.
Caring encompasses the nurses’ empathy for and connection with the patient as well as the ability to translate the values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice into compassionate, sensitive, safe and appropriate high quality care.
Communication is a dynamic, complex, interactive circular process by which information is shared between two or more individuals. Conveyed formally or informally, communication may be verbal, nonverbal, or written in a social, personal, professional or therapeutic manner. Three elements included in the communication process are the sender, the message and the receiver. Communication is a learned process influenced by an individual’s past experiences, sociocultural background and competency. Advances in technology further stretch and stress the boundaries of communication, demanding a familiarity and comfort with increasingly complex information systems and electronic medical records.
Critical Thinking is highly developed thought, the outcome of which reflects assimilation of inquiry, reasoning, analysis, evidence-based research and decision making. Knowledge is generated and learning occurs with the application of critical thinking relevant to the discipline of nursing.
Professionalism is a multifaceted process involving competency, legal, ethical, political and economic issues inherent in the leadership roles assumed by nurses across practice venues. Nurses utilize the fields of law and ethics in reference to standards of practices, legal interpretations, and shared beliefs concerning health-related behaviors. Professional issues play an ever-increasing role in the standards and safe delivery of high quality health care by the contemporary nurse.
Holism is the unity and completeness of person. Holism recognizes that persons are entire entities composed of complex, integrated systems. Conditions of the body, mind and spirit are influenced by culture, religion, education, environment, standard of living, interpersonal relationships, gender and developmental stage. Holistic nursing practice focuses on the whole being in the attempt to achieve optimal wellness across the lifespan through comprehensive health promotion, disease/illness prevention and restorative care of person, family, and community.
Integration of Conceptual Framework Pillars
Nursing practice is based upon caring. The nurse applies the components of professionalism together with critical thinking and effective communication skills to engage in holistic caring for person, the family or the community. The conceptual framework pillars are singularly important and collectively essential as the underpinnings of the nursing profession.