Why should the study of nursing theory be included in a masters program and How is nursing theory useful to the nursing profession?

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)

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
masters 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 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:
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 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.

15.
PLEASE note: Do not rely on .com
sites to identify the nursing theory as they do not provide accurate
information in all cases.

Directions and Assignment Criteria

Assignment Criteria

Points

%

Description
Introduction
6
6
This section includes:
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.
Importance of Nursing Theory
20
20
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.
Summary of Selected Nursing Theory
20
20
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.
A
description of how this 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.
Application of Specific Nursing Theory to Selected
Professional Nursing Practice area

25
25
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 may come from a
students own practice experiences or from the scholarly literature. Keep each
example succinct (about 1 3 paragraphs). If the example is from the students
experience, identify this as the source by using the first person in describing
the example.
References from nursing literature are required.

Conclusion
6
6
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.
Paper Specifications
5
5
A nursing
theory was used.
A Similarity
Index of blue or green was achieved.
A minimum of
4 (four) scholarly nursing references were used.
A dictionary,
required textbooks for this course and lesson information were not used as
scholarly references.
The paper
(excluding the title page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more
than 7 pages.
References
are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided
and the instructor has approved them.
APA Format
8
8
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
5
5
Ideas, and information that come from readings must be cited
and referenced correctly. Permission to use references older than 5 years must
be obtained from faculty.

Writing Mechanics
5
5
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
100
100
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of thImportance of Theory: Guidelines with Scoring RubricPurposeThe 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 OutcomesThrough 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) RequirementsDescription of the AssignmentThis 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 generalIdentification 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
masters 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 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: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 practitionerPresent 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 professionSummarizes the selected nursing theory. Presents self-reflection regarding what was learned from
writing this assignment.
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions1. 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 AssignmentCriteria for Format and Special Instructions9.
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. Directions and Assignment CriteriaAssignment CriteriaPoints%DescriptionIntroduction66This section includes: 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.Importance of Nursing Theory2020This 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.Summary of Selected Nursing Theory2020This 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. A
description of how this 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.Application of Specific Nursing Theory to Selected
Professional Nursing Practice area 2525This 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 may come from a
students own practice experiences or from the scholarly literature. Keep each
example succinct (about 1 3 paragraphs). If the example is from the students
experience, identify this as the source by using the first person in describing
the example.References from nursing literature are required. Conclusion66This 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. Paper Specifications55 A nursing
theory was used. A Similarity
Index of blue or green was achieved. A minimum of
4 (four) scholarly nursing references were used. A dictionary,
required textbooks for this course and lesson information were not used as
scholarly references. The paper
(excluding the title page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more
than 7 pages. References
are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided
and the instructor has approved them.APA Format88Title 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 Text55Ideas, and information that come from readings must be cited
and referenced correctly. Permission to use references older than 5 years must
be obtained from faculty.Writing Mechanics55Rules 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 100 100A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of th

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