Personal Coat Of Arms Project Essay

coat of arms Essay

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Coat of Arms Coat of arms is a collection of symbols that indicates the trait of a family, profession etc. In nursing, the coat of arms is intended to capture the key qualities of what nursing profession means. The purpose of this paper is to explain the six different nursing qualities and discuss why each quality was chosen to represent ‘Nursing’. It will also provide a rational for the symbols that represent each quality in the coat of arms. The idea of placing each symbol in different locations of the coat of arms will also be the part of discussion. Communication is life long learning skills for nurses. Communication can be in different forms. It can be verbal or non verbal. Communication is important…show more content…

“Nursing as care always includes relationship between two or more persons and needs to be inspected from the point of view of equality” (Kangasniemi, 2010). Nurses always deal with Physicians, clients, and other nurses. By maintaining equality in the working environment, I believe that there will be lower chance of conflict between nurses, physicians and clients. Equality also helps a nurse to maintain a good professional relationship with his/her clients and colleagues. In my opinion, it is important that nurses should have the knowledge of equality so that they can treat all the patients with the same caliber of care. I believe that if nurses have the knowledge of equality, no patient will suffer because of age, sex, ethnicity, and gender. The symbol chosen for equality in the coat of arms is a justice scale. It represents equality because the scales on both sides are equal. The scale is placed at the center of the heart because it is one of the central qualities of nursing. The scale is drawn inside the heart because equality directly touches human’s feelings. If an unbalanced or unequal quality of care is provided for two clients, the one who is receiving less care will feel uncomfortable and discriminated. In order to maintain equality the balance on both side of

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This was a sub lesson, and suprisingly, turned out fantastic!  I left lots of image examples, and written directions for the sub and for each student.  here is the lesson, including student handout and sample images, and some examples of student work finished and in progress.


            1.  Take your sheet of paper and on the back in the upper left corner, write your first and last name, class hour and date.

            2.  Choose a shield shape from the shield packet, and trace it neatly on the paper. 

            3.  The Shield should be divided into 4 equal sections, to add these 4 components; some could come from the coat of arms packet:

                        a. A symbol/ picture to represent an important place to you.

                        b. A symbol/ picture to represent a hobby or activity important to you.

                        c. An animal that represents you.

                        d. Any other symbol or picture that represents you.

            4.  Above the shield, add a personal motto (word or phrase that represents you).  Put this in a banner.

            5.  You need to add your name on a banner below.  

            6. Color the design with bright colors. 


            We have printed a family crest/coat of arms for a future project.  That is not to be used.  Instead, students are creating an original design.  They can use the packet for inspiration.

Give each student a copy of the “Student directions” packet.  It includes a template of a coat of arms. 

Give each a blank paper from off my desk (9x12).

Make sure they put their names and info on the back.

They are to trace a shield, and follow the directions to complete a design.

You should show them the partially completed example clipped to this sheet.

They are to color the designs they create with colored pencils and markers from their desks. Ask them to take  a set, use a set, return them as a set.

Try to keep them seated as much as possible, this helps with classroom discipline.

Let them know they are being graded on quality, and getting all requirements.  Poor quality drawings, poor coloring, will result in poor grade.  Take your time, do a good job, get a better grade.

Grading Rubric:
4 main components:  30 points
Name and Motto:      10 points
Coloring:                   30points
Craftsmanship:          30 points

Total                         100 points


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