NR 501 Week 2 Importance of Theory Paper Assignment – Application of Pender’s Health Promotion Model Recent

NR 501 Week 2 Importance of Theory Paper Assignment – Application of Pender’s Health Promotion Model Recent

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.)

(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 case

APA Writing Checklist

Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.

☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.

☐  The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.

☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.

☐ Topic is well defined.

☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.

☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.

☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.

☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.

☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.

Also Check Out: 

Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.

Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.

Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.

Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.

☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.

 

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