Nursing Education Systems Discussion
Nursing Education Systems Discussion
Comparing and Contrasting the Nursing Education Systems of China and Thailand
1. WRITE a paper (at least 750 words) comparing and contrasting the nurse education systems of the following countries: China and Thailand. CLICK on the ATTACHED PDF files.
Using the articles compare and contrast the nursing education systems of two (2) of the countries answering the following:
Title of Paper (top of page 2 centered)
Comparing Nursing Education in [Selected Country] and [Selected Country] PAPER HEADING: [Level 1] Introduction Which countries are you comparing and why your interest? What were your expectations of the nursing education system in these countries before you read about the history and current educational system? Include the names of the countries in your paper title.
Nursing Education Systems Discussion
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Political History and Development of Nursing Education Describe how the political history of the country influenced nursing education in your selected (2) countries. How did nursing education develop? Be specific.
[Selected country]. [Level 3] [Selected country]. [Level 3] Comparison of countries. [Level 3] 1. a) PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Government and Nursing Organizations Influencing Nursing Education Which government agency(ies) or organizations influenced the training of nurses and how did the agency(ies) do that? Did nursing organizations play a role? Be specific.
[Selected country]. [Level 3] [Selected country]. [Level 3] Comparison of countries. [Level 3] 2. b) PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Current System of Nursing Education According to the articles what are the current systems for educating students to become nurses in the selected countries? Are there diploma (hospital-based) schools? What types of degrees and/or certifications are available? Has nursing education moved into university settings (baccalaureate-equivalent degrees)? Is there a combination of nursing education programs (similar to U.S. system) to train nurses? Be specific.
[Selected country]. [Level 3] [Selected country]. [Level 3] Comparison of countries. [Level 3] c) PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Post-Graduate (Masters) Education Is post-graduate (masters and doctoral) education for nurses available? NOTE: Use an internet search to determine if advanced nursing degrees have been made available in your selected country(ies) since the articles publication date.
[Selected country]. [Level 3] [Selected country]. [Level 3] Comparison of countries. [Level 3] d) PAPER HEADING: [Level 1] Conclusion: Reflections on Nursing Education In conclusion what surprised you about nursing education in the countries that you selected? How do you compare the current educational systems to the United States nursing education system?
5) In-text citations and a reference list MUST be found in your paper. See the Nursing Student Writing Guidelines Checklist for APA formatting.
6. 6) UPLOAD completed paper (file) into the Assignment TURNITIN folder by the due date.
7. 7) WRITING EVALUATION: See rubric on Course Content page
Paper: Paper: Comparing Nursing Education in Two (2) Countries (100 pts)
Introduction; Comparison of: Political History and Development of Nursing Education; Government and Nursing Organizations Influencing Nursing Education; Current System of Nursing Education; Post-Graduate Education; Conclusion: Reflections
Critical Thinking Skills (15 pts); Content Development (15 pts); Organization (15 pts)
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.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
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