Describe the historical development and background of the issue
Assignment: Work Place Safety
Within the format of a scholarly paper systematically explore a professional issue relevant to the
nursing profession. The issue must be covered in depth with a significant analysis of the implication for
the nursing profession. Research peer reviewed journals and identify an issue that is relevant to
nursing and is of interest to you. Write a 1200 – 1500 word scholarly paper analyzing the issue and the
implication for the nursing profession. This paper must be in APA format.
Introduction: State the purpose of the paper and give an overview of the content.
Review the scholarly literature in the area of the issue. With documentation from nursing journals and
professional nursing literature the essential content of the paper should:
a. Identify the issue
b. Describe the historical development and background of the issue
c. Describe current trends related to the issue; headlines and feature articles within last 5 years
d. Identify and describe the significance of issue to the nursing profession and professional nursing
practice in today’s work environment
e. Describe how this issue influences the nursing profession and professional nursing practice
f. Discuss controversies related to the issue that are unique to nursing
g. Discuss the most successful and/or potential strategies in preventing and dealing with the issue
Describe your position regarding the particular issue
Conclusion: Summarize the major points that of paperPlagiarism is the use of someone else’s ideas without giving proper acknowledgment. The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the furnishing or selling of term papers or other academic materials.
The Modern Language Association’s MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers defines plagiarism as follows:
repeating another’s sentences as your own,
adopting a particularly apt phrase as your own,
paraphrasing someone else’s argument as your own,
presenting someone else’s line of thinking in the development of a thesis as though it were your own.
In short, to plagiarize is to give the impression that you have written or thought something that you have in fact borrowed from another.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
Please number the pages of your essay (except for the title page).
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
Final check list
Before handing in your paper, please check the following items:
The pages are numbered.
The paper includes citations and a bibliography.
You have spell-checked, grammar-checked, and proofread the paper.