# This assignment helps to ensure that you will be mindful of the PROFILE OF GRADUATE characteristics throughout your degree program and to build unique, personal, and meaningful connections between your chosen characteristics.   

#  You will use the two characteristics that I chose and form a comparison between them, using the research you completed during your previous Research Diary Log. 

 # REQUIRED ELEMENTS:

1) Title page

2) Introduction:

 Introducing the two Profile characteristics (1 paragraph)

3) Body:  

  • Profile Characteristic Number 1: Explanation and discussion (2–3 paragraphs)
  • Profile Characteristic Number 2: Explanation and discussion (2–3 paragraphs)

 4) Conclusion: Connecting the two Profile characteristics (1 paragraph)

 5) Reference list 

# The two profile of graduate characteristics that I choose are:

I. Professionalism in Nursing AND

II. Interpersonal Communication Skills in Nursing

DATE OF

SEARCH

LIBRARY DATABASE(S)

USED

SEARCH TERMS AND STRATEGIES

USED

NUMBER OF

RESULTS

FILTERS OR LIMITERS

USED

SOURCES FOUND APA REFERENCE AND CITATION

NOTES AND

REFLECTIONS

List the date you

completed each search.

Name of library research

database, search tool, etc.

Keywords, synonyms, related

terms, Boolean search construction, etc.

Number of results.

Should be at least 30.

How did you limit

your search?

List and create the in-text citation and reference entry

for each relevant source found.

Reflect on your search and the resources

found.

EXAMPLE ROW

Academic Search Complete

Professionalism AND students

Advanced search

374  Full Text  Peer-reviewed  Date Range  Publication Type  Language  Other

(Ghadirian et al., 2014).

Ghadirian, F., Salsali, M., & Cheaghi, M. A. (2014). Nursing professionalism: An evolutionary concept analysis. Iranian Journal of Nursing & Midwifery Research, 19(1), 1-10.

Needed to simplify and use broader search terms.

Decided on this article which fits my topic.

SOURCE 1

SOURCE 2

SOURCE 3

SOURCE 4

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RESEARCH DIARY LOG – Week 6

Full Text

Peer-reviewed Date Range

Publication Type

Language

For more information on each topic, CTRL+click on the LIB GUIDE links.

DATE OF

SEARCH

LIBRARY DATABASE(S)

USED

SEARCH TERMS AND STRATEGIES

USED

NUMBER OF

RESULTS

FILTERS OR LIMITERS

USED

SOURCES FOUND APA REFERENCE AND CITATION

NOTES AND

REFLECTIONS

List the date you

completed each search.

Name of library research

database, search tool, etc.

Keywords, synonyms, related

terms, Boolean search construction, etc.

Number of results.

Should be at least 30.

How did you limit

your search?

Create the in-text citation and reference entry

for each relevant source found.

Reflect on your search and the resources

found.

SOURCE 1

SOURCE 2

SOURCE 3

SOURCE 4

ADDITIONAL NOTES

RESEARCH DIARY LOG – Week 8

Full Text

Peer-reviewed Date Range

Publication Type

Language

  1. Date of Search 2: 11/05/2022
  2. Databases 2: Academic Search Complete
  3. Terms and Strategies 2: Interpersonal communication skills in nursing. Advanced search
  4. Number of Results 2: 2157
  5. Full text 2: Yes
  6. Peer Reviewed 2: Yes
  7. Date Range 2: Yes
  8. Publication type 2: Off
  9. Language 2: Off
  10. Other 2: Other (list)
  11. Source 5: Leung, K.-K., Wang, W.-D., & Chen, Y.-Y. (2012). Multi-source evaluation of interpersonal and communication skills of family medicine residents. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 17(5), 717–726. Leung et al., 2012)
  12. Notes 5: It is unclear how multi-source evaluation may be used to evaluate trainees’ interpersonal and communication abilities in oriental settings (Leung et al., 2012). It is the goal of this research to determine the validity and application of patient, fellow resident, nurse, and faculty assessments of the interpersonal and communication abilities of family medicine residents.
  13. Source 6: Zuzana, Š. (2016). Communication and interpersonal skills enhancement in midwifery: review. Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 7(3), 504–510. https://doi.org/10.15452/CEJNM.2016.07.0021 (Zuzana, 2016)
  14. Notes 6: Methods for improving interpersonal communication skills in midwifery studies and practice was examined as part of this research project (Zuzana, 2016). Training programs for effective communication were shown to be effective in the studies examined, but they varied widely in terms of intervention methods, duration, and clinical outcomes.
  15. Notes 7: Elderly people will contact with a variety of health care providers as their life expectancy rises. Student nurses who are completing their clinical practicums in a variety of health care facilities are included in these encounters (William & James, 2016). It is possible to teach nursing students about holistic communication with older individuals by using Peplau’s three stages of interpersonal relations theory.
  16. Source 7: William, H. D., & James, A. F. (2016). Incorporating peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations to promote holistic communication between older adults and nursing students. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 34(1), 35–41. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898010115577975 (William & James, 2016)
  17. Source 8:
  18. Notes 8:
  19. Date of Search: 11/05/2022
  20. Databases: Academic Search Complete
  21. Terms and Strategies: Professionalism in nursing journals/articles Advanced search
  22. Number of Results: 3114
  23. Check Box1: Yes
  24. Peer Reviewed: Yes
  25. Date Range: Yes
  26. Publication type: Off
  27. Language: Off
  28. Other: Other (list)
  29. Source 1: Shawn K.M (2020). Excellence in nursing. Ajn, American Journal of Nursing, 120(4), 64–68. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000660064.75297.4a (Shawn, 2020)
  30. Notes 1: The article states about the nursing profession that has improved over the years and there is more responsibilities that are added in the profession that makes it stronger and relied upon (Shawn, 2020). There is a change on the perception that people have towards nursing and this include the fact that it was known to be a lady related profession. Ideas and excellence in nursing is continuing to increase.
  31. Source 2: Oermann, M. H., Nicoll, L. H., Chinn, P. L., Conklin, J. L., McCarty, M., & Amarasekara, S. (2018). Quality of author guidelines in nursing journals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 50(3), 333–340. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12383 (Oermannet al., 2018).
  32. Notes 2: The article is about the guidelines followed in reporting of nursing journals. It is important to follow a well stipulated guidelines because nursing research is considered an important information that should not be misleading (Oermannet al., 2018). Researchers are expected to follow guidelines that include in publishing the scholarly journals because the clinicians and scholars rely on them.
  33. Source 3: Anvik, C., Vedeler, J. S., Wegener, C., Slettebø, Å. & Ødegård, A. (2020). Practice-based learning and innovation in nursing homes. Journal of Workplace Learning, 32(2), 122–134. (Anvik et al., 2020).
  34. Notes 3: It is the goal of this study to examine the circumstances within which learning and innovation take place in nursing homes by concentrating on how ideas and information are disseminated and transformed in both formal and informal learning scenarios (Anvik et al., 2020).
  35. Source 4:
  36. Notes 4:
  37. Notes LG: ADDITIONAL NOTES Professionalism in nursing is becoming an issue that is considered and doing well in serving the interests of the professionals. The approach improve patient care.
  38. Notes LG 2: ADDITIONAL NOTES It is important to have interpersonal communication skills as a nurse because it facilitate good interactions with patients resulting to quality patient care.

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The Profile of a Graduate from West Coast University

The following characteristics represent the qualities, attitudes and values that students should

possess by the time they have completed their studies at West Coast University.

 Professionalism: Graduates should treat all patients and clients with respect and

dignity. Graduates should always maintain and safeguard the confidentiality of every

patient and client. Graduates should maintain a professional appearance and conduct

themselves with professionalism at all times. Graduates should understand the value of

professional association affiliation.

 Currency, Adaptability, and Lifelong Learning: Graduates should seek to adapt and

remain current with the guidelines and scope of their practice. Graduates should

espouse lifelong learning, and should exhibit this commitment via scholarly inquiry,

including educational achievements in public and/or global health services, evidence

based clinical care, and the sciences.

 Interprofessionalism: Graduates should be prepared as health professionals for

working deliberatively in interprofessional teams and through interprofessional

collaborative practice. Graduates should strive to develop a safe, patient-centered, and

population-based health care system to achieve optimal health and wellness.

 Global Awareness: In addition to the commitment to local, state, regional, national, and

public service, graduates should demonstrate an awareness and appreciation for

international healthcare models and practices.

 Clinical Application: Graduates should be prepared to apply their clinical skills and

knowledge in a variety of diverse settings, both global and local, to promote public

health. Graduates should be able to adapt to a variety of clinical situations.

 Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity as ‘Health Care Citizens’: Graduates should

embrace a commitment to diversity and cultural sensitivity. Graduates should be

prepared to meet the broad and disparate needs of their patients, clients, and the

communities within which they serve. Graduates should be advocates for health care

change and health promotion.

 Service-Oriented and Community Advocacy: Graduates should demonstrate a

sustained and meaningful sense of service to their patients, clients, and communities.

Graduates should have participated in community service opportunities that have

increased their sensitivity to and awareness of the communities within which they serve.

 Acquisition of Personal Attributes: Graduates should demonstrate altruism, integrity,

dependability, compassion, respect, temperance, acceptance of criticism, emotional

stability, self- awareness, and resilience. Graduates should exhibit confidence in taking

appropriate actions and have the aptitude to respond quickly in emergency situations.

Graduates should exhibit personal accountability.

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 Team Player: Graduates should be willing to execute their professional skills as a

member of a team. They should exhibit a keen awareness of team dynamics, and be

willing to be open-minded, seek common ground, and support and encourage all

members of an inter-disciplinary health care team.

 Legal and Ethical Responsibilities: Graduates should be aware of the legal

parameters of their scope of practice. They should abide by their respective

professional code of ethics and/or oaths, as prescribed by each profession, and/or

licensure body.

 Leadership Skills: Graduates should contribute as leaders in their profession and

understand their own strengths and weaknesses, and the importance of being flexible,

and possessing good organizational and time-management skills to achieve a common

goal.

 Interpersonal Communication Skills: Graduates should be active listeners and

communicate well with patients, clients, and families to understand their needs and

explain treatments. Graduates should communicate competently in written, oral, and

electronic forms with patients, clients, and the healthcare team and should be sensitive

to verbal and non-verbal cues.

 Critical Thinking Skills: Graduates should think critically and address problems

proactively. They should exhibit sound judgment and reasoning such as the ability to

measure, calculate, analyze, and synthesize information pertinent to problem solving

when making decisions.

 Knowledge Attainment: Graduates should be qualified and knowledgeable

practitioners, as demonstrated by passing board and/or licensure examinations, course

grades, and by clinical evaluations, such as preceptorships and field experiences.

 Acquisition of Evidence-Based Resources: Graduates should demonstrate

knowledge of information resources and data-bases, to identify strategies for locating

additional evidence-based resources to expand knowledge and skill bases, for referrals

and reference. Graduates should possess the ability to utilize computer technology and

apply this expertise in professional and clinical settings.



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