Essay or Digital Narrative
This assignment requires you to develop and extend your skills in sourcing scholarly information to answer a question on a specific topic. You may submit your assignment as either a traditional essay or a recorded PowerPoint presentation. Whichever you choose.
There are eight National Safety & Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2017. Choose three (3) of these Standards and discuss how they relate to nursing. Your discussion should explain why it is essential that nurses are aware of the quality and safety frameworks that govern nursing practice.
To write a correctly structured essay, your paper needs three sections: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. For your assignment, these sections might look like this.
1. The introduction
The introductory paragraph to your essay should set out the topic of the paper and how you are planning to address it. This sets the context for the rest of the essay, so the reader knows what to expect, and it should clearly address the assignment requirements. For an assignment of 1500 words, four or five sentences should be sufficient, In academic writing you should use the third person. Introductions do not usually contain references; if you are using a definition (and therefore a reference), this should be included in the first paragraph of the body of your paper rather than in the introduction.
For example: “This essay will explore some of the characteristics that a professional nurse should exhibit and the professional behaviour that is appropriate to the role, in order to fulfil the responsibilities of our social contract with society. I will be concentrating on the characteristics of XXX and YYY, and describing how they can be demonstrated by a professional nurse.”