Nursing Biography and The Four Metaparadigms of NursingHow do I define and employ the four basic metaparadigms of nursing theory in my professional practice?Your paper should follow a format that includes:Nursing Autobiography: A brief (1 page) discussion of your background in nursing.The Four Metaparadigms: Identification, discussion, and documentation from the literature of your perspective on the basic four metaparadigms/concepts of patient, nurse, health, and environment.Grading criteriaThe nursing autobiography included personal experiences in the field of nursing.8Provided an account of the current professional role of the student.8Included factors that guided decision making.8Quality of EssayEnlisted the four metaparadigms.8The essay included a definition of the four metaparadigms of nursing with reference to professional practice.8The essay mentioned how the metapardigms were employed in nursing practice.Your project paper should be in Microsoft Word 2010.
Follow the current APA style. Your paper should be double-spaced, Times New Roman, and in 12 pt. font.
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The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.