Author

Erin Magnuson

Date of Paper/Work

5-2018

Type of Paper/Work

Systems Change Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Emily Nowak

Department/School

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Abstract

Caring is foundational to professional nursing practice and is defined by Simone Roach (2002) as “the locus of all attributes used to describe nursing”. In an increasingly complex healthcare environment, the delivery of nursing care that is centered on caring is fading. Nurse educators are called to address this issue by developing a curriculum that places equal importance on caring and competence in nursing. While creating a curriculum centered on caring, educators must also develop methods to evaluate caring. Within a newly designed Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program with holistic foundations, rubrics were created to evaluate caring and competence for skills requiring validation. In these rubrics, caring is measured by attributes within Simone Roach’s Six Cs, in addition to three supplementary attributes selected by faculty.

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