Reflection Journal: Final Thoughts

Identify two of the most salient aspects that you have learned in the course and discuss how you will apply them in your professional nursing practice.
1. Managing Conflict and Physiological Stress
2. Ethical Leadership and Its Importance for Nursing Practice
For additional details, please refer to the Reflection Journal Rubric document.

NUR 400 Reflection Journal Rubric
Journal activities in this course are private between the student and the instructor. These journal assignments will serve as a personal reflection on your
knowledge and experience relating to healthcare.
Guidelines for Submission: Submit each assignment as a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. When
writing this journal, please include evidence-based sources as well as your own reflections on the topic. APA format is to be used for the references and in-text
citations.
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (88%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Knowledge of the
Topic
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
offers greater insight about the
topic under consideration
Clearly articulates what is
known about the topic under
consideration
Articulates what is known
about the topic, but is missing
clarity and detail of content
Does not articulate what is
known about the topic under
consideration
40
Organization of the
Subject Matter:
Strengths and
Weaknesses
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
offers keen insight about
content strengths and
weaknesses of the topic as well
as the conclusions that are
drawn
Logically organizes the topic
offering relevant commentary
on strengths and weaknesses;
draws clear conclusions that are
reflective of the topic
Organizes the topic around
strengths and weaknesses and
draws conclusions, but with a
lack of logical presentation and
problems with clarity in
conclusions
Does not organize the topic
logically and does not present
clear conclusions
25
Use of Evidence-
Based Sources
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
offers more detail pertaining to
the references that are used in
the journal. APA format is
correct
Provides references from at
least two evidence-based
sources that are relevant and
current to the topic, within
three years. Uses correct APA
format for reference citations
and for in-text citations
Provides limited references and
the sources are not current or
relevant to the topic. APA
format contains errors
Does not provide evidencebased
sources that are relevant
and current to the topic. No
references are cited, and APA
format is not used
25
Articulation of
Response
Submission is free of errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, and
organization and is presented in
a professional and easy-to-read
format
Submission has no major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that negatively impact
readability and articulation of
main ideas
Submission has critical errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that prevent understanding of
ideas
10
Total 100%

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