Nursing in Year 2045
The Nursing Profession in 2045 Paper (250 points/25%)
As asked to do in the beginning of the course, take a deep breath, pause, and step back from the immediate nurse practice and/or school setting. Dream. Imagine. What will our country look like in the year 2045 – 26 years from now? How will health care have changed? How will nursing have changed? Will ambulatory care or home health mean that nurses are Skyping with their patients? Will nurse navigators be working from home? The purpose of this assignment is to enable the student to demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions from past and present trends and issues in healthcare and nursing practice to predict the future evolution of nursing roles, education, demographics, and the needs of populations. Use textbooks, The Future of Nursing report, American Nurses Association (ANA), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) website, specialty nursing websites and other sources as a foundation to stimulate your thoughts.
The three phases of the paper are to:
1. Identify at least three past and current trends in health care and nursing that will have an impact on future healthcare issues. Demographic data (statistics on national (and state trends if related) should be included to support trends and projections.
Phase 2: Provide an in-depth analysis and discussion of those past and current trends or issues in health care and nursing which help to predict the evolution of the future trend(s) or issue(s) selected. Include demographics, gender, race/ethnicity, and lifespan factors as appropriate for that issue or trend. What conclusions can you draw from those statistics?
Phase 3: Predict the future evolution of the selected trend(s) or issue(s), discussing the impact of demographics, gender, race/ethnicity, and lifespan factors as appropriate for that issue or trend. Include evidence-based rationale for future predictions. The paper should reflect critical thinking and an in-depth analysis of the selected topic(s).
Six to eight pages are a guide for the paper’s length. Prepare the paper using word processing and APA 7 edition style. The paper should demonstrate logical organization, including an introduction and conclusion. References must be from primary scholarly sources, including nursing journals. Develop reference page according to APA 7th edition format.
Rubric:
HINT EACH ** AREA OF THE GRADING RUBRIC SHOULD BE A HEADER
Title page (professional) and introduction (Introduce the topic and state the purpose of the paper) (10 points)
**1. Identify at least three past and current trends in health care and nursing that will have an impact on future healthcare issues. Demographic data (statistics on national (and state trends if related) should be included to support trends and projections. (60 points)
2. In depth analysis and discussion of past and current trends in health care and nursing which help to predict the future evolution of the trend(s) or issues(s) selected. Includes demographics, gender, race/ethnic, and lifespan factors as appropriate for that issue or trend and demonstrates a high level of critical thinking. (60 points)
3. Predicts the future evolution of the selected trend(s) or issue(s), discussing the impact of demographics, gender, racial/ethnic, and lifespan factors as appropriate for that issue or trend. Includes evidence-based rationale for future predictions. (60 points)
**Conclusion (15 points)
Reference List APA format (7th edition) (the listed reference should be part of a citation and every citation should be on the reference page) (15 points)
Grammar, Writing Mechanics, APA Format (7th Edition) for a Professional Paper, Proper Level of Headings (30 points