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NR501 Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing

03 Apr

Application of Nursing Theory Guidelines

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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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:
    • A specific description of how the selected nursing theory can help to resolve the issue or concern
    • A specific and detailed description of the strategy to be used
    • A specific and detailed description of how the strategy can be implemented
    • 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.

 

  1. Conclusion:

This section provides a summary or review of the key elements of the assignment including the selected 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

  1. A nursing theory is required; non-nursing theories are not allowed to be used.
  2. Paper length: 6 pages minimum; 8 pages maximum, excluding title page and reference page. Points will be deducted for not meeting these requirements.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Ideas and information from readings and other sources must be cited and cited correctly.
  7. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and citations are consistent with formal academic writing as presented in the 6th edition of the APA manual

 

Directions and Assignment Criteria

Assignment Criteria Points % Description
Introduction 30 11% 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.

 

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.

 

Description of Issue or Concern

 

80

 

29% The selected issue or concern must be clearly identified as being as being significant to the professional area of either leadership, education, informatics, healthcare policy or nurse practitioner. 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.

Application of Selected Nursing Theory to Issue or Concern 90 32% 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.

Conclusion 30 11% This section provides a summary or review of the key elements of the assignment including the selected 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.

Paper Requirements 10 4% A nursing theory must be used.

 

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

 

Minimum of 6 scholarly nursing references

 

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.

APA Format 15 5% 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 or topic of the paper. [one deduction for each type of APA style error].
Citations in Text 10 4% Ideas and information that come from readings must be cited and referenced correctly.
Writing Mechanics 10 4% Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual.
Total  275 100% A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

 

Grading rubric for NR 501 W6 Application of Nursing Theory

Assignment Criteria Exceptional

(100%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance

Exceeds

(88%)

Very good or high level of performance

Meets

(80%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Needs Improvement

(38%)

Poor or failing level of performance

Developing

(0)

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Content Possible Points = 240 Points        
Introduction 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice.

 

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.

 

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice.

 

A one-paragraph summary of the selected specific nursing theory is required.

 

Information identifying the sections of this assignment.

 

Limited references from nursing literature were provided.

 

Presentation of

information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

·         General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice.

·         A one-paragraph summary of the selected specific nursing theory is required.

·         Information identifying the sections of this assignment.

 

Limited or no references from nursing literature were provided.

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in three or more of the following elements:

 

·         General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice.

·         A one-paragraph summary of the selected specific nursing theory is required.

·         Information identifying the sections of this assignment.

 

Limited or no references from nursing literature were provided.

 

 

Description of Issue or Concern 80 Points 75 Points  68 Points  32 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

The selected issue or concern must be clearly identified as being significant to the professional area of either leadership, education, informatics, healthcare policy or nurse practitioner.

 

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.

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

The selected issue or concern must be clearly identified as being as being significant to the professional area of either leadership, education, informatics, healthcare policy or nurse practitioner.

 

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.

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

The selected issue or concern must be clearly identified as being as being significant to the professional area of either leadership, education, informatics, healthcare policy or nurse practitioner.

 

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?

 

Limited references from nursing literature were provided.

Presentation of

information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

The selected issue or concern must be clearly identified as being as being significant to the professional area of either leadership, education, informatics, healthcare policy or nurse practitioner.

 

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?

 

Limited or no references from nursing literature were provided.

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in three or more of the following elements:

 

The selected issue or concern must be clearly identified as being as being significant to the professional area of either leadership, education, informatics, healthcare policy or nurse practitioner.

 

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?

 

Limited or no references from nursing literature were provided.

Application of Selected Nursing Theory to Issue or Concern 90 Points 79 Points  72 Points  34 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

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:

·         A specific description of how the selected nursing theory can help to resolve the issue or concern

·         A specific and detailed description of the strategy to be used

·         A specific and detailed description of how the strategy can be implemented

·         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.

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

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:

·         A specific description of how the selected nursing theory can help to resolve the issue or concern

·         A specific and detailed description of the strategy to be used

·         A specific and detailed description of how the strategy can be implemented

·         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.

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

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:

·         A specific description of how the selected nursing theory can help to resolve the issue or concern

·         A specific and detailed description of the strategy to be used

·         A specific and detailed description of how the strategy can be implemented

·         A specific and detailed description of one suggestion for future research into either the selected nursing theory or selected issue or concern.

 

Limited references from nursing literature were provided.

Presentation of

information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

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:

·         A specific description of how the selected nursing theory can help to resolve the issue or concern

·         A specific and detailed description of the strategy to be used

·         A specific and detailed description of how the strategy can be implemented

·         A specific and detailed description of one suggestion for future research into either the selected nursing theory or selected issue or concern.

 

Limited or no references from nursing literature were provided.

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in three or more of the following elements:

 

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:

·         A specific description of how the selected nursing theory can help to resolve the issue or concern

·         A specific and detailed description of the strategy to be used

·         A specific and detailed description of how the strategy can be implemented

 

·         A specific and detailed description of one suggestion for future research into either the selected nursing theory or selected issue or concern.

 

Limited or no references from nursing literature were provided.

Conclusion  30 Points  26 Points  24 Points  11 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:

 

This section provide a summary or review of the key elements of the assignment including:

·         the selected nursing theory

·          its application to the issue or concern.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained about applying nursing theory to a professional issue or concern.

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:

 

This section provide a summary or review of the key elements of the assignment including:

·         the selected nursing theory

·         its application to the issue or concern.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained about applying nursing theory to a professional issue or concern.

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

 

This section provide a summary or review of the key elements of the assignment including:

·         the selected nursing theory

·         its application to the issue or concern.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained about applying nursing theory to a professional issue or concern.

Presentation of

information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

This section provide a summary or review of the key elements of the assignment including:

·         the selected nursing theory

·         its application to the issue or concern.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained about applying nursing theory to a professional issue or concern.

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in three or more of the following elements:

 

This section provide a summary or review of the key elements of the assignment including:

·         the selected nursing theory

·         its application to the issue or concern.

 

Self-reflection on the new knowledge gained about applying nursing theory to a professional issue or concern.

Paper Specifications 10  Points 9 Points 8 Points  4 Points 0 Points
This section included all of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

Minimum of 6 nursing references

 

A dictionary, required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, was NOT 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.

 

This section included three of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

Minimum of 6 nursing references

 

A dictionary, required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, was NOT 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.

This section included only two of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

Minimum of 6 nursing references

 

A dictionary, required textbooks for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, was NOT 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.

This section included only one of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

 

Minimum of 6 nursing references

 

A dictionary, or required textbooks for this course or Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, was 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.

This section included none of the following:

 

A nursing theory was used.

 

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 8 pages

Minimum of 6 nursing references

 

A dictionary, or required textbooks for this course or Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, was 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.

    Content Subtotal     240_____of   points
Format

Possible Points =  35 Points

         
APA Style  15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

0 APA error is present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

1 – 2 APA errors are present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

3 – 4  APA errors are present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

5 – 6  APA errors are  present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         running head,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

·         reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

 

7 or greater APA errors are present

           
Citations 10  Points 9 Points 8 Points  4 Points 0 Points
There are 0 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information  that contributed to knowledge

 

 

Permission to use references older than 5 years was obtained from faculty.

There are 1-2 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge

OR

 

Permission to use references older than 5 years was NOT obtained from faculty.

There are 2-3 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge

 

 

There are 3-4 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge There are 5 or greater errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge
           
Writing Quality 10  Points 9 Points 8 Points  4 Points 0 Points
There are 0 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual There are 1 – 2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual There are 3 – 4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual There are 5 – 6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual There are 7 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
Format Subtotal ___/35  points
Total Points ____/275   points

 

 

 
 

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