Your introduction is the first section of the paper. It does not have a heading. This section may include one or two paragraphs as long as the information includes all the required items listed on the rubric.

Problem/Issue
This is the second section of the paper. Please make sure you include all the required information as noted on the rubric. Do not forget to include your scholarly support.
Strategy
This is the third section of the paper. Include all the required items as listed on the rubric.
Conclusion
This is the final section of your paper. This section should include a summary of what was learned from this writing experience.
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Guidelines
Purpose:
The purpose of this assignment is to synthesizeonestrategy for the application of a specific nursing theory to resolving a problem or issue of nursing practice in nursingleadershipnursing education nursing informatics or health policy.
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment a student will demonstrate the ability to:
(CO#1) Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components relationships among the components logic of the propositions comprehensiveness and utility to advanced nursing. (PO1)
(CO#3) Communicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for the use of a theory in nursing practice. (PO3 7 10)
(CO#4) Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO4 7)
Due Date: Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 6
Total Points Possible: 325
REQUIREMENTS:
Description of the Assignment:
Content
1. Introduction to the paper includes a few general statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice regardless of the specialty area of practice. For example why would one pick a nursing theory to solve a practice problem? Would a grand middle-range or practice theory be best? Does the writer have any experience in using nursing theory this way? In additionabrief one-paragraph summary of a specific nursing theory and information on the sections of the paper are provided. The selected nursing theory can be a grand theory a middle-range theory or a practice theory.
2. Description of the problem/issue for which strategies will be developed. The problem to be resolved must be in nursing leadership nursing education nursing informatics or health policy. Scholarly evidence (in the form of a literature review) supporting the issue is included. The problem/issue could be local to ones specific practice setting. For example the setting might be a nursing unit a nursing-education program an informatics department or a health-policy unit of a consulting firm. The problem/issue needs to be something that a nursing theory can impact whether it solves the actual problem/issue or enables people affected by the problem/issue to deal with it. It is best if the problem/issue is from real life something the writer of the paper has dealt with or is currently engaged in.
Some examples (these are fictitious examples)
a. A nursing unit has experienced rapid turnover of professional staff including several nurse managers. A new nurse manager from outside of the nursing unit is appointed.
b. Informatics nurse specialists face a lot of resistance from all healthcare professionals to implementation of a computer-based order entry program. The implementation date will not be changed.
c. A nurse educator is assigned to take over a large class of undergraduate nursing students with a mix of young adults and adults returning for a second degree. The subject is difficult students have not been doing well and frustration and tempers are impeding group work.
d. A health-policy nurse specialist works for a consulting firm that lobbies on behalf of many healthcare professions. Within the specialists work unit there is much debate over the pros and cons of various policies being proposed for attention in the coming year.
3. Applying concepts and principles from the selected theory one strategy for resolving the identified issue isdescribed in depth. Details on how the theory would be applied are included (consider: who what when where and how). Rationales for the strategy as well as evidence from scholarly literature are included. One ethical and/or legal aspect of the strategy is discussed. Expected outcome(s) from implementing the strategy are proposed.
4. Concluding statements include new knowledge about applying nursing theory gained by writing the paper
Format and Special Instructions
1. Paper length: 6 pages minimum; 8 pages maximum excluding title page and reference page. Points will be deducted for not meeting these requirements.
2. The textbook required for this course may not be used as a reference for this assignment.
3. A minimum of 3 scholarly references are used. References must be current no older than 5 years unless a valid rationale is provided. Consult with the course instructor about using an older source.
4. Title page body of paper and reference page(s) must be in APA format as presented in the 6th edition of the manual
5. Ideas and information from readings and other sources must be cited and cited correctly.
6. Grammar spelling punctuation and citations are consistent with formal academic writing as presented in the 6th edition of the APA manual
Directions and Grading Criteria
Category Points % Description
Introduction 60 19 Introduction to the paper includes all of the following:
General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/ issues in nursing practice regardless of the specialty area of practice.
A brief one-paragraph summary of a specific nursing theory
Information on the sections of the paper
Problem/ Issue 85 26 The problem/issue is substantively discussed.
The problem is clearly in nursing leadership nursing education nursing informatics or health policy.
Scholarly evidence supporting the issue is included.
Strategy 100 30 All of the following are present:
One strategy for resolving the identified issue is discussed substantively
Concepts and principles from the selected nursing theory are clearly applied
Rationale(s) for the strategy are evident
Evidence from the scholarly literature supports the discussion
At least one ethical and/or legal aspect of the strategy is discussed.
Conclusion 40 13 Concluding paragraph(s) clearly show new knowledge about applying nursing theory gained from writing this paper
Paper Requirements 10 3 All of the following requirements are met:
Paper meets length requirements
Minimum of 3 scholarly references
Textbook not used as a reference
References are current within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided for use of older references
APA Format 10 3 Title page 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.
Citations in Text 10 3 Ideas and information that come from readings must be cited and referenced correctly.
Writing Mechanics 10 3 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 325 100
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria A
(100 92%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance B
(91-84%)
Very good or high level of performance C
(83-76%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance F
(75-0%)
Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance
Content
Possible Points = 285 Points
Introduction 60-56 Points 55-50 Points 49-46 Points 45-0 Points
Introduction to the paper includes all of the following:
General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/ issues in nursing practice regardless of the specialty area of practice.
A brief one-paragraph summary of a specific nursing theory
Information on the sections of the paper Introduction to the paper includes only 2 of the following:
General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice regardless of the specialty area of practice.
A brief one-paragraph summary of a specific nursing theory
Information on the sections of the paper Introduction to the paper includes only 1 of the following:
General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice regardless of the specialty area of practice.
A brief one-paragraph summary of a specific nursing theory
Information on the sections of the paper. Introduction to the paper includes none of the following:
General statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice regardless of the specialty area of practice.
A brief one-paragraph summary of a specific nursing theory
Information on the sections of the paper
Problem/Issue 85-78 Points 77-71 Points 70-65 Points 64-0 Points
The problem/issue is substantively discussed.
The problem is clearly in nursing leadership nursing education nursing informatics or health policy.
Scholarly evidence supporting the issue is included. The problem/issue is superficially discussed.
The problem is clearly in nursing leadership nursing education nursing informatics or health policy.
Scholarly evidence supporting the issue is included The problem/issue is superficially discussed.
It is not clear if the problem belongs to nursing leadership nursing education nursing informatics or health policy
OR
Scholarly evidence supporting the issue is not included The problem/issue is superficially discussed.
It is not clear if the problem belongs to nursing leadership nursing education nursing informatics or health policy
AND
Scholarly evidence supporting the issue is not included
Strategy 100-92 Points 91-84 Points 83-76 Points 75-0 Points
All of the following are present:
One strategy for resolving the identified issue is discussed substantively
Concepts and principles from the selected nursing theory are clearly applied
Rationale(s) for the strategy are evident
Evidence from the scholarly literature supports the discussion
At least one ethical and/or legal aspect of the strategy is discussed. Only 4 of the following are present:
One strategy for resolving the identified issue is discussed substantively
Concepts and principles from the selected nursing theory are clearly applied
Rationale(s) for the strategy are evident
Evidence from the scholarly literature supports the discussion
At least one ethical and/or legal aspect of the strategy is discussed Only 3 of the following are present:
One strategy for resolving the identified issue is discussed substantively
Concepts and principles from the selected nursing theory are clearly applied
Rationale(s) for the strategy are evident
Evidence from the scholarly literature supports the discussion
At least one ethical and/or legal aspect of the strategy is discussed 2 or fewer of the following are present:


 

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