Unit 1 discussion DQ1 Introductions and Theoretical Knowledge Please complete the following steps…

Unit 1 discussion DQ1 Introductions and Theoretical Knowledge Please complete the following steps for your first discussion post and response. As a way of introducing yourselves to the instructor and your peers, please post the following: Your name and a description of your current job (If not currently employed, what are your employment expectations when you complete your program). (State what track you are in, RN-BSN, NE, NL, FNP) How do you see yourself applying knowledge from this course? Post a photo of yourself (self-portrait, family, or other picture that includes you). If the photo is not a self-portrait, describe where you are in the picture. (Feel free to share about your family and hobbies) In addition, Theoretical Knowledge Please read the following introduction and complete the following steps for your initial discussion post: Nursing researchers have argued that nurses are taught to value clinical skills over theoretical knowledge. With the focus on medical interventions, laboratory values, and nursing diagnoses, theory is often under-represented. This can cause nurses to react to nursing theory as having little or nothing to do with the profession of nursing. As you begin your graduate level nursing career, consider the following: Do you agree with this assessment? Based on your prior experiences, how much has theory been integrated into your nursing education? In your opinion, how might a greater theoretical awareness benefit your education at the graduate level? Be sure to supplement your discussion with your personal and professional experiences. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Unit 1 Discussion 1 Peer Response due Sunday Introductions Please respond to a minimum of two peers. Include in your response: A commonality between yourself and your peer, or something about them that you find interesting. In addition, post a response to Theoretical Knowledge: Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least two of these prompts: Compare your response to the responses of your peers. How do your posts differ; how are they the same? Discuss how your past educational experiences related to theory differed, if at all. Contrast their opinions with your own. Present new references that support your opinions. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour DQ2 Nursing Theory and Practice Please read the following introduction and complete the following steps for your initial discussion post: Nursing theory is a framework designed to organize knowledge and explain phenomena in nursing at a more specific and concrete level. Nursing theory gives terms to provide the body of knowledge that is used to support nursing practice. Nursing theory is a set of concepts, definitions, relationships and assumptions or propositions derived from nursing models or from other disciplines and project a purposive systematic view of phenomena by designing specific inter-relationships among concepts for the purposes of describing, explaining, predicting and prescribing (Lee, 2014). Discuss the value of theory to the profession of nursing (Nursing Practice, Nursing Education, Nursing Research, or Nursing Management). Identify one way in which you could use theory to improve your practice in your present or future role. Be sure to supplement your discussion with your personal and professional experiences. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours References: Lee, S. (2014). Overview of Nursing Theories. Seoul National University, 12, 58-67. Retrieved from http://www.oita-nhs.ac.jp/journal/PDF/12_2/12_2_3.pdf Unit 1 Discussion 2 Peer Response due Sunday Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts: Compare your peers’ responses about the value of nursing theory to yours; how are they different, how are they the same? Respond to their ideas on how to use nursing theory in their practice: Do you have similar ideas? Do you agree with their suggestions on how theory can improve their practice? Ask for clarification if needed. Present new references that support your opinions. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour Unit 2 Discussion DQ1 Types of Theory Please read the following introduction and complete the following steps for your initial discussion post: There are a number of methods for classifying theory in nursing. These include classification based on range/scope or abstractness (metatheory, grand, middle-range, and practice) and type or purpose of the theory (descriptive, explanatory, predictive, and prescriptive). For this week’s discussion post, address the following: Identify one theory that relate to your area of practice. Discuss the type of the selected theory according to scope and purpose. Provide an example of how the selected theory can be applied to your area of practice. The example should include core elements of the theory and demonstrate its practical application. Be sure to supplement your discussion with your personal and professional experiences. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Unit 2 Discussion 1 Peer Response due Sunday Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts: Do you agree with your peers’ choice of abstract theory; if it is different from yours, discuss the differences. Do you agree with your peers’ choice of specific theory; if it is different from yours, discuss the differences. Share your thoughts on how they would apply their chosen theories. Present new references that support your opinions. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. DQ2 Nursing Metaparadigms Please read the following introduction and complete the following steps for your initial discussion post: This discussion question focuses on the four nursing paradigms, which are comprised of person, health, environment, and nursing. Each metaparadigm plays a key role in the nursing process and is essential when providing patient care. Select one metaparadigm (person, health, nursing, or environment). Describe the metaparadigm’s significance specific to your nursing practice. Compare and contrast two nursing theorists' individual interpretations of the selected nursing metaparadigm. Be sure to supplement your discussion with your personal and professional experiences. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Unit 2 Discussion 2 Peer Response due Sunday Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts: Compare your selected metaparadigm with your peers’ selections in terms of its relevance and significance Contrast the significance of the metaparadigms to your practice with that presented by your peers. Share any additional thoughts about the four metaparadigms. Present new references that support your opinions. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour Unit 3 Discussion Patterns of Knowing Please read the following introduction and complete the following steps for your initial discussion post: ( Please post your initial discussion post as a Reply to this thread. Please Do Not start a new thread.) In the Chinn and Kramer (2018) reading, chapter 5, the authors discuss personal knowing and its impact on nursing theory and nursing practice. Consider professional development of nursing and apply the concepts of personal knowing on the development of nursing practice. Please respond to all of the following: What is personal knowing; how does your personal knowing affect your personal professional development? Identify and discuss 2 professional strengths and 2 weaknesses that you have? How can you apply nursing theory to address your weaknesses and further develop your strengths? Be sure to supplement your discussion with your personal and professional experiences. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours References: Chin, P. & Kramer, M. (2018). Knowledge development in nursing: Theory and process (10th ed.), St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. Unit 3 Discussion 1 Peer Response due Sunday Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts: Contrast your experiences of clinical decisions based on personal knowing with your peers’ experiences. Compare your personal knowing with your peers’ pattern if knowing. Discuss how your identified strengths and weakness differ (or are the same as) those of your peers. Present new references that support your opinions. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour Unit 4 Discussion Theory and Leadership Please complete the following steps for your initial discussion post: Complete a library search for a peer-reviewed journal article that integrates a specific nursing theory and nursing leadership. Present the article and discuss the nursing theory used, the benefits of nursing theory in leadership and any weaknesses you identify in the article. Responses should be at least 500 words, integrate key concepts from the weekly readings and include specific examples of how the concepts can be applied to your work environment. Attach a copy of the article, or e-mail your article to the instructor for posting. Be sure to supplement your discussion with personal and professional experiences. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Unit 4 Discussion 1 Peer Response due Sunday Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts: Comment on your peers’ selection of peer-reviewed article. Compare your response with your peers’ response about the relationship between theory and leadership. Discuss how the key concepts presented by your peers’ can be applied to your work environment. Present new references that support your opinions. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Unit 5 Discussion Theory and Education Please review the McEwen and Wills (2019) chapter 18 & 22: Theoretical Issues in Nursing Curricula and Nursing Instruction and complete the following steps for your initial discussion post: Complete a library search for a peer-reviewed journal article that integrates a specific nursing theory within nursing education curriculum and instruction. Present the article and discuss the nursing theory used, the benefits of nursing theory in nursing education. Discuss key considerations (curriculum design, and nursing curricula and regulatory bodies) for nurse educators in curriculum development. Be sure to supplement your discussion with personal and professional experiences. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours References: McEwen, M. & Wills, E. (2019). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Unit 5 Discussion 1 Peer Response due Sunday Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts: Comment on your peers’ selection of peer-reviewed article. Compare your response with your peers’ response about the relationship between theory and education. Discuss how the key concepts presented by your peers’ can be applied to your work environment. Present new references that support your opinions. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Unit 6 Discussion Theory and Practice Using the readings from McEwen and Wills (2019) chapter 19: application of theory in nursing research, address the following for your initial discussion post: Complete a library search for a peer-reviewed journal article that integrates a specific nursing theory with a nursing research study. Present the article and discuss the nursing theory used, as well as the benefits of nursing theory in nursing research. Discuss the relationship between theory and research in nursing. Be sure to supplement your discussion with personal and professional experiences. Attach your article to the initial post Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours References: McEwen, M. & Wills, E. (2019). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Unit 6 Discussion 1 Peer Response due Sunday Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts: Comment of your classmate’s selection of the peer-reviewed article. Compare your response with your classmate’s response about the relationship between theory and nursing research. Present new references that support your opinions. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Unit 7 Discussion Theory and Practice Please read the following introduction and complete the following steps for your initial discussion post: Theory provides the basis of understanding the reality of nursing; it enables the nurse to understand why an event happens. Please share your thoughts about nursing theory. Which nursing theory do you feel will have the greatest impact on your practice and why. Is there an article that you particularly found most useful in utilizing theory in your area of practice? Which of the units’ discussion questions did you find most challenging; discuss why you chose that one? Which discussion did you find more useful to understand nursing theory and its application in your area of practice? Supplement your discussion with personal and professional experiences. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Unit 7 Discussion 1 Peer Response due Sunday Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts: Compare your theory selection with your peers’ selections. Compare your strategies of implementing the selected theory with the strategies presented by your peers. Present new references that support your opinions. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Unit 8 Discussion The Reflective Practitioner Advanced practice nurses should be able to critique, evaluate, and use theory. They should be able to integrate and apply a wide range of theories from nursing and other sciences into a comprehensive and holistic approach to care. After reflecting on the readings, discussions, and the concepts you have learned in this course address the following: Discuss three concepts that you learned during this course. How can you apply these concepts to your existing or future practice? Supplement your discussion with personal and professional experiences. Optional: What suggestions would you give to future students taking this course? Optional: What suggestions do you have to improve the course in general or improve course assignments? Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. This topic is valued at 20 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours       Theory Evaluation Paper The purpose of this paper is to help you critically evaluate a nursing theory. This Assignment will be completed using the three stages of the theory evaluation process: Theory Description, Theory Analysis, and Theory Evaluation described in McEwen & Wills, p.97. Please view the video below before submitting your paper. The video gives information on content and formatting of the Theory Evaluation Paper assignment. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cFQ0btqWOJ Select one specific nursing theorist and theory (grand, middle range, practice theory) that best suits your area of practice. (Ex. Watson's Theory of Caring, Kolcaba's Comfort Theory, etc.) Discuss the rationale for selecting that theory over the other nursing theories (Introduction paragraph) Use Chinn and Kramer (2005) components of Theory Description: (Located in McEwen & Wills, pg. 101-102 and Table 5-3) Purpose (Descriptive, Explanatory, Predictive, Prescriptive; Include scope- grand, middle-range, practice) Concepts (Introduce and list concepts) Definitions (of concepts and other important aspects) Relationship (among concepts) Structure (Is there a diagram to give clarity of structure) Assumptions (beliefs, propositions) Use Fawcett (2005) criteria for Theory Analysis: (Located in McEwin & Wills, pg.100-101) Theory’s Origin (historical creation and evolution of theory) Unique Focus (distinctive views) Content (include definitions of metaparadigm concepts of person, environment, health, nursing) Use Fawcett (2005) criteria for Theory Evaluation: (Located in McEwin & Wills, pg. 100-101) Significance (usefulness, social significance, cultural significance) Comprehensiveness of the content (thoroughness, utility) Logical Congruence (consistency & Clarity of theory; consistent use of concepts) Credibility (legitimacy, empirical support through research) Contribution to Nursing (usefulness to nursing practice, education, and research) Concluding statements summarize the content. (Conclusion paragraph) Paper should be 4-5 pages in length, excluding the title and references pages. Please be sure to support your paper using at least >5 peer-reviewed resources. (APA in-text citations and APA Reference page) Additional Instructions: Your assignment should be typed into a Word or other word processing document, formatted in APA style. The assignments must include Running head A title page with Assignment name: Theory Evaluation Paper: Name of Nursing Theory Your name Professor’s name Course Introduction paragraph to explain why this theory was chosen for your area of nursing (Do not use first person) Suggestion to use Level 1 headings for the three stages and conclusion sections: Theory Description, Theory Analysis, and Theory Evaluation and Conclusion Suggestion to use Level 2 headings for content requested above and lettered underneath each stage: Purpose, Concepts, Definitions, etc. A references page (APA) Estimated time to complete: 8 to 10 hours       Theory Application Paper The purpose of the Theory Application paper is to help you apply your selected theory to your area of practice. Please view the Video link that gives detailed instructions on this assignment: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cF6VcvYjJW Steps: Select a nursing theorist and theory that best fits your area of practice (ex. Watson's Theory of Caring, Kolcaba's Comfort Theory, etc.). (Make APA Title Page, No abstract needed.) Start your paper with an introductory paragraph, including a purpose statement. (No header needed) Briefly describe the theory. (Level 1 Header) Discuss the rationale for selecting the theory for implementation in your practice setting. (Level 1 Header) (Do not use first person) Describe a plan to implement the theory in your area of practice for your entire department or organization. (Level 1 Header) Discuss potential barriers or challenges to the implementation plan and how to overcomes these barriers. (Level 1 or 2 Header, your choice) End with a conclusion paragraph summarizing the content of your paper and re-stating purpose statement. (Level 1 Header) Paper will be 4-5 pages in length, excluding the title and references pages. (I will not count off if you go a little over) Please be sure to support your paper using a minimum of >5 peer-reviewed sources. Include APA 6th ed. formatted citations and reference page. Additional Instructions: Your assignment should be typed into a Word or other word processing document, formatted in APA style. The assignments must include Format: A title page with Running head (No abstract needed) Assignment name with title that is applicable to the nursing practice setting Your name Professor’s name Course Introduction with Purpose statement as last sentence of introduction (no level header needed) Body of paper (#3-6 above-Use Level 1 Headers as stated above; Level 2 if needed) Conclusion (Use Level 1 Header)  

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