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 1. Review the Profile of a Graduate Download Profile of a Graduatedocument.

2. Choose two characteristics to focus your research on. Two characteristics I chose are: # Professionalism and # Interpersonal Communication Skills.

3. Download the Research Log form to use as you begin your research.

4. Using library resources and research techniques and complete rows on pages 1 and 2 of the form for at least four sources or up to 8 sources. Visit the LibGuide for this assignment if you need help!

5. Research should be peer-reviewed.

DATE
OF

SEARCH

LIBRARY
DATABASE(S)

USED

SEARCH TERMS
AND STRATEGIES

USED

NUMBER
OF

RESULTS

FILTERS OR
LIMITERS

USED

SOURCES FOUND
APA REFERENCE
AND CITATION

NOTES
AND

REFLECTIONS

List the date
you

completed
each search.

Name of
library research

database,
search tool, etc.

Keywords,
synonyms, related

terms, Boolean search
construction, etc.

Number of
results.

Should be
at least 30.

How did you
limit

your search?

List and create the in-text citation
and reference entry

for each relevant source found.

Reflect on your search
and the resources

found.

EXAMPLE
ROW

Academic
Search
Complete

Professionalism AND
students

Advanced search

374  Full Text
 Peer-reviewed
 Date Range
 Publication Type
 Language
 Other

(Ghadirian et al., 2014).

Ghadirian, F., Salsali, M., & Cheaghi, M. A. (2014). Nursing
professionalism: An evolutionary concept analysis. Iranian
Journal of Nursing & Midwifery Research, 19(1), 1-10.

Needed to simplify and use
broader search terms.

Decided on this article which fits
my topic.

SOURCE 1

SOURCE 2

SOURCE 3

SOURCE 4



RESEARCH DIARY LOG – Week 6

Full Text

Peer-reviewed
Date Range

Publication Type

Language

For more information on each topic, CTRL+click on the LIB GUIDE links.

DATE
OF

SEARCH

LIBRARY
DATABASE(S)

USED

SEARCH TERMS
AND STRATEGIES

USED

NUMBER
OF

RESULTS

FILTERS OR
LIMITERS

USED

SOURCES FOUND
APA REFERENCE
AND CITATION

NOTES
AND

REFLECTIONS

List the date
you

completed
each search.

Name of
library research

database,
search tool, etc.

Keywords,
synonyms, related

terms, Boolean search
construction, etc.

Number of
results.

Should be
at least 30.

How did you
limit

your search?

Create the in-text citation
and reference entry

for each relevant source found.

Reflect on your search
and the resources

found.

SOURCE 1

SOURCE 2

SOURCE 3

SOURCE 4

ADDITIONAL NOTES

RESEARCH DIARY LOG – Week 8

Full Text

Peer-reviewed
Date Range

Publication Type

Language

  1. Date of Search 2:
  2. Databases 2:
  3. Terms and Strategies 2:
  4. Number of Results 2:
  5. Full text 2: Off
  6. Peer Reviewed 2: Off
  7. Date Range 2: Off
  8. Publication type 2: Off
  9. Language 2: Off
  10. Other 2: Other (list)
  11. Source 5:
  12. Notes 5:
  13. Source 6:
  14. Notes 6:
  15. Notes 7:
  16. Source 7:
  17. Source 8:
  18. Notes 8:
  19. Date of Search:
  20. Databases:
  21. Terms and Strategies:
  22. Number of Results:
  23. Check Box1: Off
  24. Peer Reviewed: Off
  25. Date Range: Off
  26. Publication type: Off
  27. Language: Off
  28. Other: Other (list)
  29. Source 1:
  30. Notes 1: In brief what is this article about.
  31. Source 2:
  32. Notes 2: In brieft what is this article about.
  33. Source 3:
  34. Notes 3:
  35. Source 4:
  36. Notes 4:
  37. Notes LG: ADDITIONAL NOTES

    Notes are about arching reflections not about specific sources. It is about the thoughts, ideas, and impression on the process. Why do you like this characteristics of profile of graduate. Write in general.

  38. Notes LG 2: ADDITIONAL NOTES

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The Profile of a Graduate from West Coast University

The following characteristics represent the qualities, attitudes and values that students should

possess by the time they have completed their studies at West Coast University.

 Professionalism: Graduates should treat all patients and clients with respect and

dignity. Graduates should always maintain and safeguard the confidentiality of every

patient and client. Graduates should maintain a professional appearance and conduct

themselves with professionalism at all times. Graduates should understand the value of

professional association affiliation.

 Currency, Adaptability, and Lifelong Learning: Graduates should seek to adapt and

remain current with the guidelines and scope of their practice. Graduates should

espouse lifelong learning, and should exhibit this commitment via scholarly inquiry,

including educational achievements in public and/or global health services, evidence

based clinical care, and the sciences.

 Interprofessionalism: Graduates should be prepared as health professionals for

working deliberatively in interprofessional teams and through interprofessional

collaborative practice. Graduates should strive to develop a safe, patient-centered, and

population-based health care system to achieve optimal health and wellness.

 Global Awareness: In addition to the commitment to local, state, regional, national, and

public service, graduates should demonstrate an awareness and appreciation for

international healthcare models and practices.

 Clinical Application: Graduates should be prepared to apply their clinical skills and

knowledge in a variety of diverse settings, both global and local, to promote public

health. Graduates should be able to adapt to a variety of clinical situations.

 Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity as ‘Health Care Citizens’: Graduates should

embrace a commitment to diversity and cultural sensitivity. Graduates should be

prepared to meet the broad and disparate needs of their patients, clients, and the

communities within which they serve. Graduates should be advocates for health care

change and health promotion.

 Service-Oriented and Community Advocacy: Graduates should demonstrate a

sustained and meaningful sense of service to their patients, clients, and communities.

Graduates should have participated in community service opportunities that have

increased their sensitivity to and awareness of the communities within which they serve.

 Acquisition of Personal Attributes: Graduates should demonstrate altruism, integrity,

dependability, compassion, respect, temperance, acceptance of criticism, emotional

stability, self- awareness, and resilience. Graduates should exhibit confidence in taking

appropriate actions and have the aptitude to respond quickly in emergency situations.

Graduates should exhibit personal accountability.

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 Team Player: Graduates should be willing to execute their professional skills as a

member of a team. They should exhibit a keen awareness of team dynamics, and be

willing to be open-minded, seek common ground, and support and encourage all

members of an inter-disciplinary health care team.

 Legal and Ethical Responsibilities: Graduates should be aware of the legal

parameters of their scope of practice. They should abide by their respective

professional code of ethics and/or oaths, as prescribed by each profession, and/or

licensure body.

 Leadership Skills: Graduates should contribute as leaders in their profession and

understand their own strengths and weaknesses, and the importance of being flexible,

and possessing good organizational and time-management skills to achieve a common

goal.

 Interpersonal Communication Skills: Graduates should be active listeners and

communicate well with patients, clients, and families to understand their needs and

explain treatments. Graduates should communicate competently in written, oral, and

electronic forms with patients, clients, and the healthcare team and should be sensitive

to verbal and non-verbal cues.

 Critical Thinking Skills: Graduates should think critically and address problems

proactively. They should exhibit sound judgment and reasoning such as the ability to

measure, calculate, analyze, and synthesize information pertinent to problem solving

when making decisions.

 Knowledge Attainment: Graduates should be qualified and knowledgeable

practitioners, as demonstrated by passing board and/or licensure examinations, course

grades, and by clinical evaluations, such as preceptorships and field experiences.

 Acquisition of Evidence-Based Resources: Graduates should demonstrate

knowledge of information resources and data-bases, to identify strategies for locating

additional evidence-based resources to expand knowledge and skill bases, for referrals

and reference. Graduates should possess the ability to utilize computer technology and

apply this expertise in professional and clinical settings.

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