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
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (88%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Knowledge of the
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offers greater insight about the
topic under consideration
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known about the topic under
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about the topic, but is missing
clarity and detail of content
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known about the topic under
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Subject Matter:
Strengths and
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offers keen insight about
content strengths and
weaknesses of the topic as well
as the conclusions that are
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offering relevant commentary
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draws clear conclusions that are
reflective of the topic
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strengths and weaknesses and
draws conclusions, but with a
lack of logical presentation and
problems with clarity in
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logically and does not present
clear conclusions
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Based Sources
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the journal. APA format is
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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
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the sources are not current or
relevant to the topic. APA
format contains errors
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sources that are relevant
and current to the topic. No
references are cited, and APA
format is not used
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related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, and
organization and is presented in
a professional and easy-to-read
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spelling, syntax, or organization
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that negatively impact
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main ideas
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Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.



Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.