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How is nursing theory useful to the nursing profession?

NR501 Week 8 Discussion Latest 2018 April

Week 8: Course Reflection and Future Application

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Throughout the discussions occurring within NR501, a common element has been application of theory. In this our last discussion regarding theory, it is time to focus on you and your capstone experience (yes, it is never too early consider this major project!). While it is too early to identify your project, let’s consider on your future practice area as this is the setting your project will occur in.

Based upon your self-reflection and use of nursing theory within the discussions and assignments, select ONE nursing theory that you prefer and answer the following questions:

1. Why do you prefer the nursing theory you selected?

2. How can this theory be used in your current practice area (education, executive, advanced clinical practice, informatics, or healthcare policy)?

3. How can this theory be used in your future practice area (education, executive advanced clinical practice, informatics or healthcare policy)?

NR501 Week 2 Importance of Theory Paper Latest 2018 April

Week 2: Importance of Theory Paper

The Importance of Theory Paper is due by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (MT) at the end of Week 2. The guidelines are below and the guidelines and grading rubric for this assignment are also located in Course Resources. (This assignment must be submitted to Turnitin.)

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

CO 1: Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO 2, 5)

CO 4: Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to the components, relationship among the components, and the application to advanced nursing practice. (PO 1)

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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Ideas and information that come from scholarly 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.
 
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