Describe efforts to build a more professional image for the nurse and the profession.

Discussion Question

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week on the basis of the course competencies covered. 

To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use resources from the Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.You may use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources or connect to the APA Style website through the APA icon below.   .


Post your initial response to one of the two topics below.

Topic 1

The textbook and lectures discussed (attached) the professional characteristics important to nursing.

  • Describe three characteristics of professional nurses.
  • Which one characteristic would you say is the most important and why? 

Topic 2

Examine the impact that negative stereotypes have had on the nurse and the profession.

  • Describe efforts to build a more professional image for the nurse and the profession.
  • Identify actions that can be taken to address negative stereotypes in the medication.


Week #4 is a topic that you are more familiar with – evidence-based practice.  One definition of Evidence based practice (EBP) is that it is “the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care” (Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 2000). The EBP process is a method that allows the practitioner to assess research, clinical guidelines, and other information resources based on high quality findings and apply the results to practice.

In the lecture you will learn about 4 models of EBP:

·          ACE Star Model

·          ARCC Model

·          Iowa Model

·          Johns Hopkins Nursing Model

Discussion prompt

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an important topic in healthcare organizations. How do you think you could apply EBP in your current nursing practice? Please provide examples.

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