How can nursing theory be used to separate the nursing profession from other healthcare professions?

Week 2 assignment
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)
Week 2 assignment
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.
o Why
should the study of nursing theory be included in a masters program?
o How is
nursing theory useful to the nursing profession?
o How can
nursing theory be used to separate the nursing profession from other healthcare
professions?
o 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 students
selected Masters 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 defines and explains one of the
following professional nursing practice areas:
o Education
(e.g. undergraduate, staff development, etc.)
o Leadership
(e.g. nurse executive, manager, leader, etc.)
o Informatics
(e.g. data management, etc.)
o Healthcare
policy (e.g. application to local, state, national, or global healthcare
concerns, etc.)
o Nurse
practitioner
Present 2
(two) examples illustrating the above information. Professional examples come from a students
own practice experiences or from the scholarly literature. If the example is
from the students 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.Week 2 assignment
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.
o Why
should the study of nursing theory be included in a masters program?
o How is
nursing theory useful to the nursing profession?
o How can
nursing theory be used to separate the nursing profession from other healthcare
professions?
o 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 students
selected Masters 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 defines and explains one of the
following professional nursing practice areas:
o Education
(e.g. undergraduate, staff development, etc.)
o Leadership
(e.g. nurse executive, manager, leader, etc.)
o Informatics
(e.g. data management, etc.)
o Healthcare
policy (e.g. application to local, state, national, or global healthcare
concerns, etc.)
o Nurse
practitioner
Present 2
(two) examples illustrating the above information. Professional examples come from a students
own practice experiences or from the scholarly literature. If the example is
from the students 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. (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.
o Why
should the study of nursing theory be included in a masters program?
o How is
nursing theory useful to the nursing profession?
o How can
nursing theory be used to separate the nursing profession from other healthcare
professions?
o 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 students
selected Masters 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 defines and explains one of the
following professional nursing practice areas:
o Education
(e.g. undergraduate, staff development, etc.)
o Leadership
(e.g. nurse executive, manager, leader, etc.)
o Informatics
(e.g. data management, etc.)
o Healthcare
policy (e.g. application to local, state, national, or global healthcare
concerns, etc.)
o Nurse
practitioner
Present 2
(two) examples illustrating the above information. Professional examples come from a students
own practice experiences or from the scholarly literature. If the example is
from the students 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.

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