devry nr501 week 1 discssion dq1 & dq 2 latest 2016 may dq 1 Importance of Theory in Nursing…

devry nr501 week 1 discssion dq1
& dq 2 latest 2016 may
dq 1
Importance of Theory in Nursing (graded)
Develop a brief argument for the importance or significance of
nursing theory in the profession of nursing. Use a specific nursing theory to
illustrate your points.
Welcome to your first threaded discussion! I’m excited to share
ideas and experiences with you all in the coming weeks. Be sure to review the
information regarding the evaluation of threaded discussion postings located in
the syllabus.
All the threaded discussions are tied into the AACN Master’s
Essentials on which the program and course outcomes (PO or CO) are based. Every
week I will post the program outcome that is listed for each week under
“Outcomes”. Here is the PO on which this thread will focus:
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to
their components, relationships among the components, logic of the
propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO#1)
Please reflect on how these outcomes are met through our
discussion questions for the week. The questions are not random but developed
with this purpose in mind.
The focus of this discussion is on why nursing theory is or is not
useful to the nursing profession. Consider your nursing career/experiences to
this point–then read the assigned chapter in the textbook. Now apply the
information along with your thoughts/opinions. Be sure to cite references that
go beyond the textbook! In this manner we will certainly meet the
programoutcomes listed above as we look at theories and their components and
how they serve advanced nursing.
Looking forward to your thoughts,
dq 2
Historical Phases (graded)
Describe your thoughts about one of the historical phases of
theory development.
As you begin this discussion take just one more moment to reflect
on the following PO:
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their
components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions,
comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO #1)
As you consider your comments concerning the historical phases of
theory development, I would encourage you to consider some of the following
items:
1. Why was the particular phase significant to the time period and to why is it
significant to current theory development?
2. Who were some of the key figures that were present during this
historical phase? What specialized expertise and knowledge did they bring both
to nursing and to the process of the theory development?
3. What lessons can we continue to learn from this phase?
4. How will the future of theory be different because of this
development?
These are just a few questions to help to frame your thoughts. Please feel free
to go beyond these within your response.
I look forward to your thoughts,
devry nr501 week 2 discssion dq1
& dq 2 latest 2016 may
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Significance of a Metaparadigm (graded)
Hi Class, this week’s discussion will focus on
the following POs:
Analyze
theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components,
relationships among the components, logic of the propositions,
comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO#1)
Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and
application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO#4)
This week, this TD question relates to the
course outcome addressing the components of theory and the other professions
that utilize theories. We need to consider that nursing is not the only
profession which utilizes theories. Many professions developed theories before
nursing understood how important they were/are.
Last week, the focus was to consider, in
general, the impact of nursing theory on the profession. This week we are going
to pull apart nursing theory and take a look at how a theory is constructed.
For any profession, it is important to know/identify the metaparadigms that
reflect that profession. For example when you think of physical therapy–what
do you think of?? When you think of nursing, what critically important elements
need to be defined so that if they were left out, the entire profession would
be adversely impacted?
For most nursing theorists, the four key elements are: Person, Health,
Environment, and Nursing (interesting that nursing is used to define/explain
itself!)
So consider all of the metaparadigms (or a
different one–there are others) and describe how it is significant to nursing
practice. Be sure that you review what is and is not a metaparadigm. Through
our discussion we will meet our program outcomes this week to analyze the
components of nursing theory. Your posts will reflect your ability to
critically think and discuss the application of theory to nursing practice.
Looking forward to your thoughts,
.
Please answer this question:
How are the four concepts in nursing’s metaparadigm (person, environment,
health, and nursing practice) significant to your practice and philosophy of
nursing?
dq 2
Research, Theory, and Practice Cycle (graded)
Hi Class, this discussion will focus on the
following POs:
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to
their components, relationships among the components, logic of the
propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO#1)
Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and
application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO#4)
This week, I also want you to consider how the
knowledge base that supports the profession grows/develops. Why? Because I want
to consider how nursing theory impacts our knowledge base. To do this, you will
have to see that nursing theory is different from knowledge. When I use the
term “theory” or “nursing theory”, I’m only referring to
published works by individuals who try to define/explain the nursing
profession. People like Roy, Orem, etc. By reflecting, reading and analyzing
theories, we will be meeting the objectives as listed.
So take a minute–draw a circle, and put the
three elements along the path of the circle. What happens to knowledge if you
start with research? What happens to knowledge if you start with practice?
Should research always occur before practice?
Remember, there is no right or wrong answers
but use the literature to support your opinion as you analyzed the information.
Looking forward to your thoughts,
For this discussion, answer this question:
Experts describe nursing as a cycle of nursing research, practice, and theory.
Experts also propose that entry into this cycle can be made from any point.
Explain your agreement or disagreement with each statement.
devry nr501 week 3 discssion dq1
& dq 2 latest 2016 may
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Concept Analysis (graded)
Concept Analysis
Hello class, concept and theory analysis are powerful tools that
assist in providing clarity for our nursing practice. Concept and theory
analysis are the vehicles used to demonstrate to others key components of our
profession. Concepts are foundational to any nursing theory (Parker &
Smith, 2010). They also are key ingredients within the research process. When
the primary investigator (PI) decides on the specific concepts to be studied,
these concepts require both a theoretical and operational definition. Providing
both definitions enables the PI to describe the concept usage within the study
and exactly how it will be measured or operationalized. The question is: Are
all concepts universal? This week’s discussion will focus on the following POs:
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to
their components, relationships among the components, logic of the
propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO #1)
Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and
application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO #4)
Key Concepts:
· Difference between the received and perceived schools of
scientific thought
· Significance of theory in nursing
· Process associated with theory development
· Methods used for analysis of nursing theory and the use of these
methods in professional practice Key Concepts:
· Process associated with theory development
· Methods used for analysis of nursing theory and the use of these
methods in professional practice
I look forward to our discussion!
For this discussion, please answer this question:
Concept and theory analysis are powerful tools that assist in providing clarity
for our nursing practice. Concept and theory analysis are the vehicles used to
demonstrate to others key components of our profession. Which step of concept
analysis do you feel is most critical in theory development?
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Steps of Concept Analysis (graded)
Hello class, concept and theory analysis are powerful tools that
assist in providing clarity for our nursing practice. Concept and theory
analysis are the vehicles used to demonstrate to others key components of our
profession. The steps for conducting a concept analysis are as follows: 1)
Select a concept; 2) determine the purposes of the analysis; 3) identify all
uses of the concept; 4) define attributes; 5) identify a model case of the
concept; 6) identify consequences of the concept; and 7) define empirical
references of the concept (Walker & Avant, 2010).
This particular thread addresses the following PO:
Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and
application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO #4)
Key Concepts:
· Process associated with theory development
· Methods used for analysis of nursing theory and the use of these
methods in professional practice.
I look forward to reading your responses!
For this discussion, please answer this question:
Provide a brief example of a concept to analyze in our nursing profession
(e.g., caring, healing, comfort, diversity). Briefly outline the steps in the
analysis of this concept.
devry nr501 week 4 discssion dq1
& dq 2 latest 2016 may
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Connection Between Theory and Practice (graded)
Hello Class,
Our Course Objectives (CO) for this week and corresponding MSN Program
Objective (PO) are:
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to
their components, relationships among the components, logic of the
propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO #1)
Examine instances where theory is used to guide the development of
new knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practice. (PO #6).
Grand theories are more abstract or general in nature and middle-range
theories that are more specific in nature. What relationship(s) do you
find between grand nursing theories and clinical practice? Provide one example
that uses a specific grand theory to support your views.
I look forward to reading your examples!
For this
week’s discussion, please answer this question:
What relationship(s) do you find between grand nursing theories and application
to clinical practice? Provide one example that uses a specific grand range
theory to support your views.
dq 2
Viewpoints on Theory (graded)
Hello Class,
Our Course Objectives (CO) for this week and corresponding MSN
Program Objective (PO) are:
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to
their components, relationships among the components, logic of the
propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO #1)
Examine instances where theory is used to guide the development of
new knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practice. (PO #6).
In our readings we have found middle range nursing theories to be less abstract
than grand theories. The decrease in abstraction of the middle-range nursing
theory lends itself to the development of a hypothesis or scientific testing.
With this in mind, we can imagine that middle-range nursing theories could more
easily demonstrate a relationship to evidence-based practice. An example of a
middle-range theory is Swanson’s theory of caring. This theory assists nurses
in the process for research studies (McEwen & Wllis, 2011). Evidenced-based
practice (EBP) links evidence to clinical practice. EBP incorporates research
into clinical practice.
What relationships do you find between middle-range nursing
theories and evidence-based practice? Provide one example of a middle range
theory to support your views.
Looking
forward to your examples!
Please answer this question for this discussion:
What relationship(s) do you find between middle-range nursing theories and
evidence-based practice? Provide one example that uses a specific middle-range
theory to support your views.
devry nr501 week 5 discssion dq1
& dq 2 latest 2016 may
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Borrowed Theories (graded)
Greetings Class,
Moving right along into week 5: This week our discussion addresses
the following PO:
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to
their components, relationships among the components, logic of the
propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO #1)
Key Concepts:
· Scope of borrowed theories and their application to the nursing
profession
· Categories commonly used to organize nursing theories and how a
theory fits into the category
This is our question: Nursing makes use of theories from other
disciplines (aka., borrowed theories). How does using borrowed theory support
the development of nursing theory?
Looking forward to our discussion!
For this discussion, please answer this question:
Nursing makes use of theories from other disciplines (a.k.a., borrowed
theories). How does using borrowed theory support the development of nursing
theory?
dq 2
Borrowed Theories Guiding Practice (graded)
Greetings Class, This is your topic for TD2 and we will be meeting
the following PO:
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their
components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions,
comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO #1)
Key Concepts:
· Scope of borrowed theories and their application to the nursing
profession.
· Categories commonly used to organize nursing theories and how a
theory fits into the category.
Choose a borrowed theory and apply its framework to an advanced
nursing issue (i.e., hositlity in the workplace, instituting bedside reporting,
and shared leadership).
See you in the threads!
Please answer this question:
Choose a borrowed theory and apply its framework to an advanced nursing issue
(i.e., hostility in the workplace, instituting bedside reporting, and shared
leadership).
devry nr501 week 6 discssion dq1
& dq 2 latest 2016 may
dq 1
Application of Nursing Theory to Administrative Practice Arena
(graded)
Hello Class,
This week we will continue to examine grand and middle range theories however,
we will shift our thinking to administrative nursing roles. Please select a
nursing grand or middle range theory and explain how application of this theory
by nurse leaders/nurse managers can influence outcomes from two of the
following areas:
vOrganizational operations
vPatient care delivery
vPatient satisfaction scores
vWorkflow redesign
The course outcomes that relate to our topics this week are:
ØPropose strategies for use of relevant theories that nurse
leaders can employ in selected healthcare or educational organizations
considering legal and ethical principles. (PO #2, 6)
ØCommunicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for the
use of a theory in nursing practice. (PO #3)
ØRecommend strategies for the use of theory as the basis for
actions of advanced nursing practice in leadership and education. (PO #5)
I look forward to your responses,
For this question, please do the following:
Select a grand nursing theory. Explain how application of this theory by nurse
leaders and nurse managers can influence outcomes from two of the following
areas.
Organizational
operations
Patient
satisfaction scores
Patient-care
delivery
Workflow
redesign
dq 2
Impact of Nursing Theory Upon Healthcare Organization (graded)
Hi Everyone,
Our discussion this week is aimed at addressing these POs:
Communicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for the use of a theory
in nursing practice. (PO # 2)
Propose strategies for use of relevant theories that nurse leaders
can employ in selected healthcare or educational organizations, considering
legal and ethical principles. (POs #2, 6)
Key Concept
· Role of grand and middle-range nursing theories applied to
health care organizations
Communicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for the use of
a theory in nursing practice. (PO #3)
Key Concept
· Grand or middle-range theory applied to a specific area of nursing
leadership practice
Recommend strategies for the use of theory as the basis for
actions of advanced nursing practice in leadership and education. (PO #5)
Key Concepts
· Relationship between leadership and management and theory
· Role of theory in developing and applying leadership and
management concepts
Discuss how a specific middle-range nursing theory has been or
could be applied by nurse leaders or nurse managers to effectively deal with an
administrative issue (i.e., staffing, use of supplies, staff performance
issues). Include an example from the literature or your own experience to
illustrate your points.
I look forward to your responses.
For this discussion, please answer this question:
Discuss how a specific middle-range nursing theory has been or could be applied
by nurse leaders or nurse managers to effectively deal with an administrative
issue (i.e., staffing, use of supplies, staff performance issues). Include an
example from the literature or your own experience to illustrate your points.
devry nr501 week 7 discssion dq1
& dq 2 latest 2016 may
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Nursing
Theory as Framework for Education (graded)
Hello Class,
This week will shift our focus to the application of nursing theory to
education. If you were planning a new undergraduate nursing program, what is
one nursing theory (grand or middle-range) that you would incorporate into the
curriculum? Please explain why you chose a particular theory.
The Course Outcomes to explore this week are:
Propose strategies for use of relevant theories
that nurse leaders can employ in selected healthcare or educational
organizations considering legal and ethical principles. (PO#2, 6).
Recommend strategies for the use of theory as
the basis for actions of advanced nursing practice in leadership and education.
(PO#5).
Key Concepts
· The use
of grand and middle-range nursing theories to guide faculty during the
curriculum-development process within the educational arena
· Use of
grand and middle-range nursing theories in various educational settings
· Nursing
theory guides the development of curriculum and courses within the education
practice arena
· The use
of theory to identify potential research questions
· The use
of research to develop and/or refine theoretical concepts
Have a great and thoughtful week!
For this discussion, answer the following question:
If you were planning a new undergraduate nursing program, what is one nursing
theory (grand or middle-range) that you would incorporate into the curriculum?
Explain your reasoning.
Dq 2
Nursing
Theory as Framework for Research (graded)
Class,
This is our question/assignment for discussion for TD2: Summarize
a specific research study that does not describe or name a theory or conceptual
framework that guided the study. What consequences, if any, do you see from the
absence of a guiding framework or theory?
This will assist you to meet the following outcomes and concepts:
Propose strategies for use of relevant theories
that nurse leaders can employ in selected healthcare or educational
organizations, considering legal and ethical principles. (POs #2, 6)
Recommend strategies for
the use of theory as the basis for actions of advanced nursing practice in
leadership and education. (PO #5)
Key Concepts:
· The use
of grand and middle-range nursing theories to guide faculty during the
curriculum-development process within the educational arena
· Use of
grand and middle-range nursing theories in various educational settings
· Nursing
theory guides the development of curriculum and courses within the education
practice arena
· The use
of theory to identify potential research questions
· The use
of research to develop and/or refine theoretical concepts
Looking forward to your responses!
For this discussion, please answer this question:
Summarize a specific research study that does not describe or name a theory or
conceptual framework that guided the study. What consequences, if any, do you
see from the absence of a guiding framework or theory?
devry nr501 week 8 discssion latest
2016 may
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Course Reflection (graded)
Class, can you believe we are on our final week? I’m amazed at how
fast time goes by!
Here is our outcome for the week:
Propose strategies for use of relevant theories
that nurse leaders can employ in selected healthcare or educational
organizations, considering legal and ethical principles. (POs #2, 6)
Key Concept:
· Issues of future nursing science and theory and consideration of
the possible impact upon the nursing profession
Please answer this question: In this last week of class, we ask
you to reflect on all you have learned these past weeks. Describe how you as an
advanced nurse will interpret and apply theory in your practical environment
(i.e., leadership or education) compared to when you first started this course.
When did the paradigm shift in your thinking occur? Describe your shift in
thinking with details and examples.
To help you in selecting a situation and writing your post,
consider these questions:
· Is there a situation involving nursing theory that seemed
significant to you in some way?
· Is there a situation involving nursing theory in which you asked
yourself, “Did I miss something?” or “What could I have done differently?”
· Is there a situation involving nursing theory that triggered you
to ask questions of yourself?
· Is there a situation involving nursing theory that made you feel
uncomfortable or awkward?
· Did you experience an inconsistency in a particular situation
involving nursing theory?
· Did you experience a critical incident?
· Was there a situation involving nursing theory that you found
interesting?
Your postings must be complete by Wednesdayat
11:59pm MT.
I look forward to your posts!
For this discussion, please reflect on the following:
In this last week of class, we ask you to reflect on all you have learned these
past weeks. Describe how you as an advanced nurse will interpret and apply
theory in your practical environment (i.e., leadership or education) compared
to when you first started this course. When did the paradigm shift in your
thinking occur? Describe your shift in thinking with details and examples.
devry nr501 week 2 Importance of Theory Paper assignment latest 2016 may
Importance of Theory: Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to a) identify a nursing theory,
b) analyze the importance of the selected theory to the nursing profession, c)
summarize key concepts and relationships among the concepts of the selected
nursing theory, d) present views of the selected theory on areas of
specialization, and e) communicate ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly
manner.
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability
to:
(CO#1)
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their
components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions,
comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO1)
(CO#3)
Communicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for the use of a
theory in nursing practice. (PO3, 7, 10)
(CO#4)
Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application
of a theory to nursing practice. (PO4, 7)
Due Date
Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 2
Total Points Possible: 100
Requirements
Description of the Assignment
This assignment focuses on the importance of nursing theory within
the profession. Selecting one nursing theory (non-nursing theories are not
allowed), the nursing theory will be presented by identifying the key concepts
present within the theory. The selected nursing theory will then be applied to
ONE of the following professional nursing practice areas:
Education
(e.g. undergraduate, staff development, etc.)
Leadership
(e.g. nurse executive, manager, leader, etc.)
Informatics
(e.g. data management, etc.)
Healthcare
policy (e.g. application to local, state, national, or global healthcare
concerns, etc.)
Nurse
practitioner
Criteria for Content
1. Introduction:
The introduction requires the following information.
Statements
about nursing theory in general
Identification
of the ONE nursing theory (non-nursing theories are not
allowed) selected by the student to be used within this assignment. The
specific selected nursing theory may be from any of the three categories
of nursing theory (i.e. grand, middle-range, or practice), but must be a
specific nursing theory (i.e. Orem, Roy, Benner, etc.); a category
may not be used.
Identification
of the sections of the paper.
References
from nursing literature are required.
2. Importance of Nursing Theory:
This section requires the following information.
· Present an analysis of the importance of nursing theory, in
general, to the nursing profession. Each of the following questions are to be
answered.
Why
should the study of nursing theory be included in a master’s program?
How
is nursing theory useful to the nursing profession?
How
can nursing theory be used to separate the nursing profession from other
healthcare professions?
What
would be ONE concern regarding the use of nursing theory within the
profession?
· References from nursing literature are required.
3. Summary of Selected Nursing Theory:
This section requires the following information.
Present
the name and author of the selected nursing theory (bibliographic and
historical information about the theory or theorist is NOT included).
Identify when the nursing theory was initially published and the latest
edition of the selected nursing theory.
Provide
a summary of the key concepts contained within the selected nursing
theory.
Provide
a detailed description of how this nursing theory addresses each of the
metaparadigms/ concepts (person, health, environment, and nursing
profession) associated with nursing.
Identify
why this nursing theory selected and its potential use within the
student’s selected Master’s track (i.e. education, leadership, informatics,
healthcare policy, or nurse practitioner)
References
from nursing literature are required.
4. Application of Specific Nursing Theory to Selected
Professional Nursing Practice area:
This section includes the following elements:
Present
a discussion of how the selected nursing theory definesand explains one
of the following professional nursing practice areas:
Education
(e.g. undergraduate, staff development, etc.)
Leadership
(e.g. nurse executive, manager, leader, etc.)
Informatics
(e.g. data management, etc.)
Healthcare
policy (e.g. application to local, state, national, or global healthcare
concerns, etc.)
Nurse
practitioner
Present
2 (two) examples illustrating the above information. Professional examples
come from a student’s own practice experiences or from the scholarly
literature. If the example is from the student’s experience, identify this
as the source by using the first person in describing the example.
Keep
each example succinct (about 1 – 3 paragraphs).
References
from nursing literature are required.
5. Conclusion:
This section includes the following elements:
Summarizes
presented information regarding theory in general and its use within the
nursing profession
Summarizes
the selected nursing theory.
Presents
self-reflection regarding what was learned from writing this assignment.
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. A nursing theory was used.
2. This assignment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by
the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of “blue” or “green” must be obtained.
A score in the blue or green range indicates a similarity of less than 24%
which is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students. Any other level of
similarity index level requires the student to revise the assignment before the
due date and time. To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of
the assignment to TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged. The final submission will be
graded by faculty. If a Turnitin™ report indicates that plagiarism has
occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed.
3. A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references
must be used. A dictionary, required textbooks for this course, and Chamberlain
College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as
scholarly references for this assignment. References are current – within a
5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has
approved them. For additional information regarding scholarly resources, please
see “What is a scholarly source?” located in the Course Resource tab.
Information from .com websites may be incorrect.
4. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page
must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the
manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except
for the introduction where no heading is used.
5. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should
be at least 5, but no more than 7 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting
these length requirements.
6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be
cited and referenced correctly.
7. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are
followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
8. PLEASE note: Do not rely on .com sites to identify the nursing
theory as they do not provide accurate information in all cases.
Preparing the Assignment
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
9. This assignment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by
the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of “blue” or “green” must be obtained.
A score in the blue or green range indicates a similarity of less than 24%
which is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students. Any other level of
similarity index level requires the student to revise the assignment before the
due date and time. To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of
the assignment to TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged. The final submission will be
graded by faculty. If a Turnitin™ report indicates that plagiarism has
occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed.
10. A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references
must be used. A dictionary, required textbooks for this course, and Chamberlain
College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as
scholarly references for this assignment. References are current – within a
5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has
approved them.
11. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page
must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the
manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except
for the introduction where no heading is used.
12. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should
be at least 5, but no more than 7 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting
these length requirements.
13. Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be
cited and referenced correctly.
14. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are
followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
15. PLEASE note: Do not rely on .com sites to identify the nursing
theory as they do not provide accurate information in all cases.
devry nr501 week 4 Concept Analysis Paper assignment latest 2016
may
NR501 Concept Analysis Guidelines and Rubric
Purpose
This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to
complete a concept analysis of a concept found in a nursing theory
using an identified process. The assignment fosters analytical thinking related
to the selected concept as well as application within the profession.
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability
to:
· (CO#1) Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with
respect to their components, relationships among the components, logic of the
propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO1)
· (CO#3) Communicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for
the use of a theory in nursing practice. (PO3, 7, 10)
· (CO#4)
· Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and
application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO4. 7)
Due DateSunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 4
Total Points Possible: 250 Points
Requirements
Description of the Assignment
This assignment presents a modified method for conducting a
concept analysis of ONE concept found in a nursing theory.
The source of the concept for this assignment must be a published nursing theory.
The selected concept is identified and then the elements of the analysis
process are applied in order to synthesize knowledge for application within the
model and alternative cases. Non-nursing theories may NOT be
used. The paper concludes with a synthesis of the student’s new knowledge about
the concept. The scholarly literature is incorporated throughout the analysis.
Only the elements identified in this assignment should be used for
this concept analysis.
Criteria for Content
1. Introduction
The introduction substantively presents all following 4 (four)
elements:
· Identifies the role of concept analysis within theory
development,
· Identifies the selected nursingconcept,
· Identifies the nursing theory from which the
selected concept was obtained, and
· Names the sections of the paper.
2. Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept
This section includes:
· Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a
dictionary maybe used for this section ONLY, and additional scholarly nursing
references are required), and
· Information about the concept as discussed by the theorist from
the selected nursing theory is substantively presented.
A substantive discussion of this section with support from nursing
literature is required.
3. Literature review
This section requires:
· A substantive discussion of at least 6 (six)scholarly
nursing literature sources on the selected concept.
· Themes, ideas, and/or facts about the concept found in the
reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion.
Support from nursing literature is required.
Please Note: Primary research articles about the selected nursing concept
are the most useful resource for the literature review.
4. Defining attributes
For this section:
· A minimum of THREE (3) attributes are required.
A substantive discussion of this section with support from nursing
literature is required.
Explanation: An attribute identifies characteristics of a concept. For this
situation, the characteristics of the selected nursing concept are identified
and discussed.
5. Antecedent and Consequence
This section requires the identification of:
· 1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept,
and
· 1 consequence of the selected nursing concept.
A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing
literature is required.
Explanation: An antecedent is an identifiable occurrence that precedes an
event. In this situation, an antecedent precedes a selected nursing concept.
A consequence follows or is the result of an event. In this
situation a consequence follows or is the result of the selected nursing
concept.
6. Empirical Referents
This section requires the identification of:
· 2 (two)empirical referentsof the selected nursing
concept.
A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing
literature is required.
Explanation: An empirical referent is an objective ways to measure or
determine the presence of the selected nursing concept.
7. Model Cases
1 model caseis created by the student and discussed substantively by
demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:
· Definition,
· All identified attributes,
· Antecedent,
· Consequence, and
· Empirical referent or Measurement
Information from selected nursing theory is applied to the created
model case.
A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing
literature isrequired.
Explanation: A model case is an example of the hypothetical individual
who demonstrates all of the attributes, antecedents, consequences, and
referents noted previously in this assignment.
8. Alternative Cases
This section requires:
· The identification of2(two)alternative cases correctly
created and presented. The two required alternative cases are:
· Borderline (absence of one or two of previously identified
attributes of the selected nursing concept.
· Contrary (demonstrates the complete opposite of selected nursing
concept)
Applies information from selected nursing theory.
Explanation: Alternative cases represent the opposite of the model case.
For this assignment, two alternative cases are required. These
are:
· Borderline case which is a created case where one or two of the
previously identified attributes are missing.
· Contrary case which is a created case that demonstrate the
complete opposite of the selected nursing concept.
9. Conclusion
This section requires:
· Summarization of key information regarding:
o Selected nursing concept,
o Selected nursing theory, and
o Application of concept analysis findings to advanced nursing
practice.
· The concluding statements include self-reflection on the new
knowledge gained about applying nursing theory to a professional issue or
concern.
Preparing the Assignment
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should
be at least 8, but no more than 10 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting
these length requirements.
2. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page
must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the
manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except
for the introduction where no heading is used.
3. The source of the concept for this assignment must be a
published nursing theory. Non-nursing theories may NOT be
used.
4. A minimum of 6 (six) scholarly references must
be used. Required textbooks for this course, and Chamberlain College of Nursing
lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for
this assignment. A dictionary maybe used as a reference for the section titled
“Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept”, but it is NOT counted
as one of the 6 required scholarly nursing references. For additional
assistance regarding scholarly nursing references, please see “What is a
scholarly source” located in the Course Resources tab. Be aware that
information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided.
References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid
rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them.
5. Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing
sources must be cited and referenced correctly.
6. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are
followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
7. PLEASE note: Do not rely on .com sites to identify the nursing
theory as they do not provide accurate information in all cases.
Possible Concepts:The following concepts are not required; students may select one
of these concepts or find another concept. Each selected concept must be
associated with a nursing theory; the use of non-nursing theories is NOT allowed.
If you have any questions regarding your concept or the nursing theory, please
consult with your faculty member for assistance.
· Behavioral system
· Boundary lines
· Caring
· Empowerment
· Homeostasis
· Noise
· Open system
· Palliative care
· Resources
· Self-care
· Adaptation
· Comfort
· Compassion
· Engagement
· Leadership
· Meaningfulness
· Modeling
· Pain
· Pattern
· Transaction
devry nr501 week 6 Application of Theory Paper assignment latest 2016 may
Application of Nursing TheoryGuidelines
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to use nursing theory as a way
to resolve a problem or issue occurring within nursing leadership, nursing
education, nursing informatics, health policy, or advance clinical practice.
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, a student will demonstrate the ability
to:
(CO#1) Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with
respect to their components, relationships among the components, logic of the
propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO1)
(CO#3) Communicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for the
use of a theory in nursing practice. (PO3, 7, 10)
(CO#4) Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis
and application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO4, 7)
Due Date:Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 6
Total Points Possible: 275
Requirements
Description of the Assignment:
One nursing theory will be presented as a framework to resolve a
problem occurring within one of the professional areas of leadership,
education, informatics, healthcare policy or advance clinical practice. The
same nursing theory selected in Assignment One may be used to resolve the
identified problem.
A specific nursing theory must be used. No
non-nursing theories are permitted. A category of nursing theory (grand, middle
range, practice) may not be used—only a specific, published nursing theory is
to be selected and applied to the issue or concern important to the profession
of nursing as documented in the nursing literature.
Please note: Do not rely on .com sites to identify the nursing
theory as they do not provide accurate information in all cases.
Content
1. Introduction:
The introduction for this paper includes:
· A nursing theory is required; non-nursing theories may not be
used.
· General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied
to solve problems/issues in nursing practice. You do not need to go into the
specialty area of practice in-depth as this will be covered in another section
of the paper.
· A one-paragraph summary of the selected specific nursing theory
is required.
· Information identifying the sections of this assignment.
· References from nursing literature are required.
2. Description of Issue or Concern:
The selected issue or concern must be clearly identified as being
significant to the professional area of either leadership, education,
informatics, healthcare policy or advance clinical practice. The issue or
concern must be presented comprehensively, but concisely by answering each of
the following questions.
· What is the specific issue or concern being presented?
· Why should the nursing profession care about this issue or
concern?
· What does the nursing literature have to say about this issue or
concern including its frequency of occurrence?
· Who are the stakeholders or the people affected by the issue or
concern?
References from nursing literature are required.
3. Application of Selected Nursing Theory to Issue or
Concern:
This section of the assignment focuses on using the selected
nursing theory to resolve the described issue or concern. Required information
includes:
· Restating the selected nursing theory to be used
· Identification of one strategy useful in resolving the
identified issue or concern.
· The strategy should be presented in depth with the following
information being required:
o A specific description of how the selected nursing theory can
help to resolve the issue or concern
o A specific and detailed description of the strategy to be used
o A specific and detailed description of how the strategy can be
implemented
o A specific and detailed description of one suggestion for future
research into either the selected nursing theory or selected issue or concern.
References from nursing literature are required.
4. Conclusion:
This section provides a summary or review of the key elements of
the assignment including theselected nursing theory and its application to the
issue or concern.
The concluding statements include self-reflection on the new
knowledge gained about applying nursing theory to a professional issue or
concern.
Preparing the Assignment
Format and Special Instructions
A
nursing theory is required;
non-nursing theories are not allowed to be used.
Paper
length: 6 pages minimum; 8 pages maximum, excluding title page and
reference page. Points will be deducted for not meeting these
requirements.
A
minimum of 6 (six)scholarly references are required.
References must be current – not older than 5 years, unless a valid
rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them. Consult with
the course instructor about using an older source.
A
dictionary, required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of
Nursing lesson information, may NOT be used as scholarly
references for this assignment. For additional information regarding
scholarly references, please review “What is a scholarly source?” located
in the Course Resource tab. Information from .com websites may be
incorrect.
Title
page, running head, body of paper, and reference page(s) must be in APA
format as presented in the 6th edition of the manual
Ideas
and information from readings and other sources must be cited and cited
correctly.
Grammar,
spelling, punctuation, and citations are consistent with formal academic
writing as presented in the 6th edition of the APA manual

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