Critical Analysis Essay of a Case Study

Word Count
There is a word limit of 1500 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment.
However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will
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marking at 1500 words plus 10{b347ee882963fc078925bef44838eb079b614d3dde11dc0714b595823c2ade58}.
As you approach a life-long journey of continuing professional development and professional currency, it is important
for you as transitioning registered nurses and registered midwives to reflect on how far you have come and what
your new graduate year may look like. Understanding what factors may influence your transition, what strategies you
may use to enhance your transition and the types of resources available for you to access to facilitate your individual
transition to practice, will help you evaluate, reflect and set personal goals as you enter your new career.
Aim of assessment
The aim of this assessment provides students with an opportunity to critically analyse and discuss the relationship
between the theoretical construct of ’being a professional nurse or midwife’ and the transition to graduate
Write an essay based on the case study provided exploring the different elements that inform your preparation
for transition to professional practice. Based on current theoretical perspectives, analyse the case study and explain
the importance of managing clinical and non-clinical skills essential for new graduate nurses or new graduate midwives
to address in readiness for meeting professional responsibilities as capable practitioners in nursing and midwifery. You
must also reflect on your own preparedness for practice as a new graduate nurse or new graduate midwife, taking
into consideration your own values and personal goals as you enter the health workforce.
Student instructions
– Write in essay format using the broad headings Introduction, Critical Analysis, Discussion, Reflection and
Conclusion to structure your paper.
– The marking criteria and standards have been developed to guide you through the assessment process. Please
read the criteria and standards carefully.
– The paper must include in-text references and a reference list at the end of the paper in the APA style 6th
edition (available on vUWS) for all resources used.
Students will be able to access the case study for this critical analysis essay from the 401021 vUWS site, avail-
able in the assessment tab on vUWS from week 1. There is one case study for nursing students and one case study
for midwifery students.

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