NR 101 Final Project Professional Behavior In Nursing


The purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to reflect back on what inspiration you will take with you through the program, what lessons you will take away from the course, and the ability to write a letter to your future self about where you hope you will be when you graduate Chamberlain.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  • CO2: Identify characteristics of professional  behavior including emotional intelligence, communication and conflict resolution.

Due Dates

Please bring a hard copy of your letter and inspiration to class week 8. Please prepare a 5 minute speech discussing your inspiration and reflections on what you have learned and will use from this course. [Please refer to the course calendar for the exact due date].

Requirements and Guidelines

There are three parts to this assignment:

Letter for graduation: Your assignment is to write a letter to yourself on your graduation day. We will make sure it is delivered to you in a few short semesters, when you have completed your work here at Chamberlain, and are ready to receive your bachelors of nursing degree.

Consider the following questions as you compose your letter:

  1. How do you hope you have changed, in terms of knowledge and skills, and also personally?
  2. What would you like to remind yourself about your inspiration for choosing this career?
  3. You will be preparing to take the NCLEX exam, and to start your first job as a bachelor’s prepared nurse. Are there any words of encouragement that you would like to tell your future self?
  4. Are there any words of caution you want to tell yourself – pitfalls to avoid?
  5. What kind of nurse do you hope you have become? What further growth and change do you envision for yourself?

Bring this letter to the last day of class in an envelope with your name on the front.

Inspiration: In addition to the letter, on the last day of class bring in one page that you create that represents your inspiration for becoming a nurse. It may be a picture, a collage, a series of quotes, etc. Choose words and images that are meaningful to you. This should be a picture that you can post somewhere, perhaps where you study, in order to motivate yourself as you move forward on your journey to become a nurse.

Reflections Presentation: On the last day of class you will be asked to come prepared to give a short 5-minute speech that discusses the following topics:

  1. What does your inspiration mean?
  2. Name 1 concept that was challenged you during this course
  3. What has been the greatest lesson you have learned?
  4. After looking over all that you have learned and the lessons you will be taking with you moving forward, what steps will you be taking to be successful in the program?

Points for Entire Project: 12.5% of Course Grade [125 Points]

Grading Criteria for Final Project

Category%Description: See Rubric for Details
Letter for Graduation31.25 pointsPresented to instructor in class in a sealed envelope with name present
Inspiration31.25 pointsAppropriate picture, collage, or series of quotes
ReflectionPresentation62.5 pointsSpeech includes the following:Describes the inspiration and the relationship of the inspiration to being a nurseStudent defines one concept that was challenging about the courseStudent discusses the greatest lesson learnedStudents discuss the distinct plan they will be taking to be successful in the program and how it will meet their own individualized needs.
TOTAL125pointsA quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the aboverequirements.