The purpose of this assignment is to provide a summary of a scholarly activity that you attended or participated in, including the target market, the benefit to you, and the problems it aimed to solve. In this five paragraph summary, you will also need to discuss the current state of the activity topic, explain why it is a problem, and for whom it is a problem. Additionally, you should outline the potential achievements that a nurse could gain from participating in the scholarly activity.
The first paragraph of your summary should concisely describe the scholarly activity you attended or participated in, the target market, and the benefit to you. This could be written as a short narrative or a list of bullet points. For example, if you attended a nursing conference on patient-centered care, you could describe the conference, the target market being nurses and healthcare professionals, and the benefit to you in terms of gaining knowledge and skills on how to provide better patient-centered care.
The second paragraph of your summary should address the current state of the activity topic. What is the problem that this scholarly activity is designed to solve? Why is it a problem, and for whom is it a problem? This paragraph should explain the background and context of the problem, providing a clear understanding of why it needs to be addressed. For example, if the scholarly activity is focused on reducing medication errors in the elderly population, you could explain the current state of medication errors in this population and the negative impact it has on patient outcomes and healthcare costs.
The third paragraph should discuss the potential achievements that a nurse could gain from participating in the scholarly activity. This should be written in a way that inspires the reader and highlights the benefits of attending or participating. Use declarative sentences with simple words to communicate each point. For example, if the scholarly activity is a workshop on evidence-based practice, you could explain that a nurse could gain knowledge and skills on how to critically evaluate research evidence and apply it to their clinical practice, leading to improved patient outcomes and increased professional competence.
The fourth paragraph should outline the solution to the proposed practice problem that the scholarly activity addressed and how it addresses the problem outlined in the previous paragraph. This section should provide a concise description of the solution and how it can be implemented in practice. For example, if the scholarly activity is a quality improvement project aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections, you could explain the steps taken to implement best practices in infection control and how these interventions can lead to a decrease in infection rates.
The final paragraph of your summary should focus on the objectives and goals that were met through attending or participating in the scholarly activity. How does this activity help you grow as a nurse? This section should be reflective and discuss personal growth and development. For example, if the scholarly activity focused on leadership development in nursing, you could discuss how attending the activity helped you develop skills in communication, collaboration, and decision-making, which are essential for effective nursing leadership.
In addition to the five paragraph summary, it is important to identify the program competencies that were addressed in the scholarly activity. This can be done by referring to the list of program competencies provided in the ISP (Individual Success Plan) or any other relevant program competency framework. Identify the specific competencies that were addressed and briefly explain how the scholarly activity contributed to the development and mastery of these competencies.
In conclusion, this assignment requires you to provide a concise and well-structured summary of a scholarly activity, covering the target market, the benefit to you, the problem it aimed to solve, the potential achievements, the solution addressed, the objectives and goals met, and the program competencies that were addressed. By following this structure, you will be able to effectively communicate your understanding of the scholarly activity and its significance in your nursing practice.