Why should the study of nursing theory be included in a masters program?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)

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.

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 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
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 definesand 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 the above
requirements.

Grading rubric for NR 501 Assignment One/Week 2

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 = 82 Points

Introduction

6 Points

5 Points

4 Points

2 Points

0 Points

Presentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of the following elements:

Statements about nursing theory
in general.

Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment.

Identification of the sections of the paper.

A nursing theory was used.

References from nursing
literature are required.

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

Statements about nursing theory in general.

Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment.

Identification of the sections
of the paper.

A nursing theory was used.

References from nursing literature
are required.

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

Statements about nursing theory
in general.

Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment.

Identification of the sections
of the paper.

A nursing theory was used.

Limited references from nursing literature were provided.

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

Statements about nursing theory in general.

Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment.

Identification of the sections of the
paper.

A nursing theory was used.

Limited or no references from nursing literature were provided.

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

Statements about nursing theory
in general.

Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment.

Identification of the sections
of the paper.

A nursing theory was used.

Limited or no
references from nursing literature were provided.

Importance of
Nursing Theory

20 Points

18 Points

16 Points

8 Points

0 Points

Presentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of the following elements:

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 support information provided.

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

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 support
information provided.

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

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?

Limited references
from nursing literature were provided.

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

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?

Limited or no
references from nursing literature were provided.

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

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 within the profession?

Limited or no references from nursing literature
were provided.

Summary of
Selected Nursing Theory

20 Points

18 Points

16 Points

8 Points

0 Points

Presentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of the following elements:

Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory

Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
published

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)

Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track

References from nursing
literature support information provided.

Presentation of information was good, but was
superficial in places and included all
of the following elements:
Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory

Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
published

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)

Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track

References from nursing
literature support information provided.

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

Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory

Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
published

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)

Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track

Limited
references from nursing literature were provided.

Presentation of
information in one or two of the following elements
fails to meet expectations:
Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory

Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
published

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)

Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track

Limited or no
references from nursing literature were provided.

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

Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory

Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
published
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)

Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track

Limited or no references from nursing literature
were provided.

Application of
Specific Nursing Theory to Selected Professional Nursing Practice area

25 Points

22 Points

20 Points

8 Points

0 Points

Presentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of the following elements:

Discussion of how the selected nursing theory definesand explains one of the following professional nursing practice
areas:

Education
Leadership
Informatics
Healthcare policy

Nurse practitioner

Present 2 (two) examples illustrating the
above information.

References from nursing literature support
information provided.

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

A discussion of how the
selected nursing theory definesand
explains one of the following
professional nursing practice areas:

Education

Leadership

Informatics

Healthcare policy

Nurse practitioner

Present 2 (two)
examples illustrating the above information.

References from nursing literature support
information provided

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

A discussion of how the
selected nursing theory definesand
explains one of the following
professional nursing practice areas:

Education

Leadership

Informatics

Healthcare policy

Nurse practitioner

Present 2 (two)
examples illustrating the above information.

Limited
references from nursing literature were provided.

Presentation of
information in one or two of the following elements
fails to meet expectations:
A discussion of how the
selected nursing theory definesand
explains one of the following
professional nursing practice areas:

Education

Leadership

Informatics

Healthcare policy

Nurse practitioner

Present 2 (two)
examples illustrating the above information

Limited or no
references from nursing literature were provided.

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

A discussion of how the
selected nursing theory definesand
explains one of the following
professional nursing practice areas:

Education

Leadership

Informatics

Healthcare policy

Nurse practitioner

Present 2 (two)
examples illustrating the above information.

Limited or no references from nursing literature
were provided.

Conclusion

6 Points

5 Points

4 Points

2 Points

0 Points

Presentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of 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.

Presentation of information was good, but was
superficial in places and included all
of 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.

Presentation of
information was minimally demonstrated in the all of 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.

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

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.

Presentation of
information is unsatisfactory in two
or more of 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 Points

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

0 Points

This section
included all of the following
elements:

A nursing theory
was used.

A Similarity Index of blue or
green was achieved.

A minimum of 4 (four) nursing references was used.

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.
The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.

This section included three of the following elements:

A nursing theory was used.

A Similarity Index of blue or green was
achieved.

A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references was
used.

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.

The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.

This section
included only two of the following
elements:

A nursing theory was used.

Similarity Index of blue or
green was achieved.

A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references was
used.

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.

The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.

This section
included only oneof the
following:

A nursing theory was used.

A Similarity Index of blue or
green was achieved.

A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references was
used.

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.

The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.

This section
included noneof the
following:

A nursing theory was used.

A Similarity Index of blue or
green was achieved.

A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references was
used.

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.

The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.

Content
Subtotal

_____of
82 points

Format
Possible
Points = 18 Points

APA Style

8 Points

7 Points

6 Points

3 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 to 1 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

2 – 3APA 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

4 5APA
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

6 7 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

8 or greater APA errors are present

Citations

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

0 Points

There are 0-1
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
2-3 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 4-5
errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to
knowledge

There are 6-7
errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to
knowledge

There are 8 or
greater errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to
knowledge

Writing Quality

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

0 Points

12 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

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

5 6errors
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

7 8errors
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

9 or greatererrors
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

_____of
18 points

Total Points

_____of
100 points

Importance of Theory: Guidelines with Scoring Rubric 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.Through this assignment, the student will
demonstrate the ability to:Due DateSunday
11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 2Description 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:Criteria
for Content1.
Introduction: The introduction requires the following
information.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.
References from nursing
literature are required.3.
Summary of Selected Nursing Theory:This section requires the following information.4.
Application of Specific Nursing Theory to Selected Professional Nursing
Practice area:This section includes the following elements: 5.
Conclusion:This section includes the following elements: 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.Criteria 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.Assignment 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)Application of
Specific Nursing Theory to Selected Professional Nursing Practice area2525This section includes the following elements:
Present a
discussion of how the selected nursing theory definesand 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.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 the above
requirements.Assignment
CriteriaExceptional(100%)Outstanding or highest level of performanceExceeds(88%)Very good or high level of performanceMeets(80%)Competent or satisfactory level of performanceNeeds Improvement(38%)Poor or failing level of performanceDeveloping(0)Unsatisfactory level of performanceContentPossible
Points = 82 PointsIntroduction 6 Points5 Points4 Points2 Points0 PointsPresentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of the following elements: Statements about nursing theory
in general.Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment. Identification of the sections of the paper.A nursing theory was used.References from nursing
literature are required. Presentation of information was good, but was
superficial in places and included all
of the following elements: Statements about nursing theory in general.Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment.Identification of the sections
of the paper. A nursing theory was used.References from nursing literature
are required. Presentation of
information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
Statements about nursing theory
in general.Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment.Identification of the sections
of the paper. A nursing theory was used.Limited references from nursing literature were provided.Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements
fails to meet expectations:Statements about nursing theory in general.Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment. Identification of the sections of the
paper. A nursing theory was used.Limited or no references from nursing literature were provided.Presentation of
information is unsatisfactory in three
or more of the following elements: Statements about nursing theory
in general.Identification of the ONE nursing theory used within this
assignment.Identification of the sections
of the paper. A nursing theory was used.Limited or no
references from nursing literature were provided.Importance of
Nursing Theory20 Points18 Points16 Points8 Points0 PointsPresentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of the following elements: 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 support information provided.Presentation of information was good, but was
superficial in places and included all
of the following elements: 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 support
information provided.Presentation of
information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
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?Limited references
from nursing literature were provided.Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements
fails to meet expectations: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?Limited or no
references from nursing literature were provided.Presentation of
information is unsatisfactory in three
or more of the following elements:
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 within the profession?Limited or no references from nursing literature
were provided.Summary of
Selected Nursing Theory20 Points18 Points16 Points8 Points0 PointsPresentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of the following elements: Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
publishedProvide 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) Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track References from nursing
literature support information provided.Presentation of information was good, but was
superficial in places and included all
of the following elements: Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
publishedProvide 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) Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track References from nursing
literature support information provided.Presentation of
information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
publishedProvide 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) Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track Limited
references from nursing literature were provided.Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements
fails to meet expectations:Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
publishedProvide 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) Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track Limited or no
references from nursing literature were provided.Presentation of
information is unsatisfactory in three
or more of the following elements:
Identify the name and author of
the selected nursing theory Identify when the selected
nursing theory was initially published and when was the latest edition
publishedProvide 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) Identify why this nursing
theory selected and its potential use within the students selected Masters
track Limited or no references from nursing literature
were provided.Application of
Specific Nursing Theory to Selected Professional Nursing Practice area25 Points22 Points20 Points8 Points0 PointsPresentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of the following elements: Discussion of how the selected nursing theory definesand explains one of the following professional nursing practice
areas:
Nurse practitioner Present 2 (two) examples illustrating the
above information. References from nursing literature support
information provided.Presentation of information was good, but was
superficial in places and included all
of the following elements: A discussion of how the
selected nursing theory definesand
explains one of the following
professional nursing practice areas:
Education
Leadership
Informatics
Healthcare policy
Nurse practitioner Present 2 (two)
examples illustrating the above information.
References from nursing literature support
information providedPresentation of
information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
A discussion of how the
selected nursing theory definesand
explains one of the following
professional nursing practice areas:
Education
Leadership
Informatics
Healthcare policy
Nurse practitionerPresent 2 (two)
examples illustrating the above information.
Limited
references from nursing literature were provided.Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements
fails to meet expectations:A discussion of how the
selected nursing theory definesand
explains one of the following
professional nursing practice areas:
Education
Leadership
Informatics
Healthcare policy
Nurse practitionerPresent 2 (two)
examples illustrating the above informationLimited or no
references from nursing literature were provided.Presentation of
information is unsatisfactory in three
or more of the following elements:
A discussion of how the
selected nursing theory definesand
explains one of the following
professional nursing practice areas:
Education
Leadership
Informatics
Healthcare policy
Nurse practitioner Present 2 (two)
examples illustrating the above information.Limited or no references from nursing literature
were provided.Conclusion6 Points5 Points4 Points2 Points0 PointsPresentation of
information was exceptional and included all
of 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. Presentation of information was good, but was
superficial in places and included all
of 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. Presentation of
information was minimally demonstrated in the all of 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. Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet
expectations: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. Presentation of
information is unsatisfactory in two
or more of 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. Paper Specifications5 Points4 Points3 Points2 Points0 PointsThis section
included all of the following
elements: A nursing theory
was used.A Similarity Index of blue or
green was achieved.A minimum of 4 (four) nursing references was used.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.The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.This section included three of the following elements:A nursing theory was used.A Similarity Index of blue or green was
achieved.A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references was
used.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.The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.This section
included only two of the following
elements:A nursing theory was used.Similarity Index of blue or
green was achieved.A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references was
used.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.The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.This section
included only oneof the
following: A nursing theory was used.A Similarity Index of blue or
green was achieved.A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references was
used.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.The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.This section
included noneof the
following: A nursing theory was used.A Similarity Index of blue or
green was achieved.A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references was
used.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.The paper (excluding the title
page and reference page) was at least 5 pages, but no more than 7 pages.Content
Subtotal_____of
82 pointsFormatPossible
Points = 18 PointsAPA Style8 Points7 Points6 Points3 Points0 PointsAPA 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 to 1 APA error is presentAPA 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 2 – 3APA errors
are presentAPA 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 4 5APA
errors are presentAPA 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 6 7 APA errors are presentAPA 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 8 or greater APA errors are presentCitations5 Points4 Points3 Points2 Points0 PointsThere are 0-1
errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledgePermission to use
references older than 5 years was obtained from faculty.There are
2-3 errors in the crediting of ideas,
and information that contributed to knowledgeORPermission to use
references older than 5 years was NOT
obtained from faculty.There are 4-5
errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to
knowledgeThere are 6-7
errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to
knowledgeThere are 8 or
greater errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to
knowledgeWriting Quality5 Points4 Points3 Points2 Points0 Points12 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 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 5 6errors
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 7 8errors
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 9 or greatererrors
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 manualFormat Subtotal_____of
18 pointsTotal Points_____of

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