Nursing history is not just about the past and famous people, but is being made by nurses every day. Who do you know that is making nursing history today? Describe the contributions that one specific nurse is making to nursing history today. week 2 Practices from the Past (graded) Catherine McAuley’s philosophy of careful nursing was applicable in pre-Nightingale times and is applicable today. Select one of the 10 key concepts of the philosophy of careful nursing and describe how it might have been applied in McAuley’s time and how it might be applied in your professional nursing practice today. week 3 Nightingale Information New to You (graded) The basic story of Florence Nightingale is familiar to most nurses. This week we learned more about Nightingale’s life and work. Select at least one piece of the Nightingale legacy that was new to you and tell us how this changed your understanding of this great woman and her contributions to nursing. week 4 Impact of 19th-Century Nurses (graded) Important nurses of the 19th century are often overshadowed by Nightingale’s prominence. Select one 19th-century nurse other than Nightingale and describe this person’s contributions to the profession. Although some duplication is expected, please try to select a nurse who has not already been presented by a classmate. week 5 Progress in Nursing in the Early-to-Mid 20th Century (graded) There was much progress in nursing during the early-to-middle part of the 20th century (1900 through the late 1930s). After reading the textbook and the lesson for this week, describe one area of change in nursing that intrigues you during that time period. Discuss how that area could be applied today. week 6 Amazing Changes and Events (graded) The mid-to-late 20th century was filled with amazing changes and events in professional nursing. Select one of these changes or events, describe it, and explain how that change or event has impacted the quality of nursing practice today. week 7 Interview Impact (graded) You have completed your interview of a nurse who is making nursing history today. How will that nurse’s contributions and accomplishments impact your future professional nursing practice? As you reflect on your own nursing practice, how are you contributing to nursing history? week 8 AACN BSN Essential VIII and Your Future Practice (graded) AACN BSN Essential VIII clearly calls for BSN graduates to appreciate nursing history and its impact on today’s professional nursing practice. As you consider your futureprofessional nursing practice, tell us Howyou will share stories and lessons from nursing history with your nursing colleagues, and Howlessons from nursing history will impact your future nursing practice. NOTE: Week 8 Discussion closes on Wednesday of Week 8, therefore all posts must be made by 11:59 p.m. MT. Any posts submitted after this time will not count towards your grade.
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