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NURS 4380 – Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing for RNs
Module 1 – Image of Nursing Interview
The assignment is meant to be an exploration of the image of nursing from
the perspective of a lay individual. His/her perception will then be
discussed in the context of historical images, professional reality, and
problems related to the lay perceptions.
Part 1: The Interview
For this assignment you will interview one lay individual (family member,
friend, and/or neighbor) regarding his/her perception of the image of the
professional nurse. This individual cannot be a health care provider. The
assignment will address the following areas:
Include a summary of the interview.
Summarize the following questions asked to the interviewee:
a. What is your perception of registered nurses?
b. What are the most important actions registered nurses provide?
c. What contact have you had with registered nurses that have
affected your perception?
d. What other experiences have influenced your perceptions of
Include answers to these additional questions:
2. Which of the “historical” image periods of nursing does the interviewee’s
perception most correctly match? Why? (Periods as described in the
3. How does the lay individual’s perception match the reality of nursing as
you know it?
4. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the lay perception for the
5. After reviewing your assigned readings, what is one way the image of
nursing has changed throughout history?
6. How has art, literature and/or social media influenced the public’s view of
the image of nursing?
Part 2: Guidelines
a. Summarize your interview assignment using correct APA format
(including title page and reference page) and citations, grammar,
and spelling in this assignment.
b. The main body of your work should be 2-3 pages in length,
addressing each area/question listed above using them as
c. Post your work to the dropbox called “Assignments” by the due
d. Support your work with your assigned readings.
e. Ten percent of the final grade will be deducted for each calendar
day the paper is late.
f. The Papers/Assignment Grading Rubric will be utilized to evaluate
this assignment. (Tasks/Rubrics/Preview under
APA Notes: Be sure to include the name of who you interviewed (with their
permission) or you may choose to use a pseudonym (fictitious name). Be
sure to note the personal interview in your references.
Examples: Using either interviewee’s name or the pseudonym.
In-text citation: (J. Smith, personal communication, August 15, 2009)
References: J. Smith (personal communication, August 15,
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Uses citations to support all declarative statements. Most of the references are within the last 5 years, with seminal or
theoretical articles allowed to be older. Able to weave in research appropriate to t he requirements of the paper. References are the highest level, and citations are
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declarative statements. Most of
the references are within the last 5 years, with seminal or theoretical articles allowed to be older. Able to weave in research into the requirements of the paper.References are the high level, and citations are appropriate.
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Polished and presented in current APA format according to course syllabus. No APA, logic, or grammar errors.
References and citations included are cited according to current APA format. No logic or grammar error-
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