NUR 502 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Roles And Practice
This GCU course examines nursing as a profession and a discipline and the individual nurse's role as a member of the profession. The theoretical foundations for nursing practice and roles are explored and applied. Emphasis is placed on developing scholarly writing and presentation skills. Critical thinking skills are refined as students discuss and synthesize the literature that guides nursing practice with a special emphasis on caring, diversity, and spirituality.
Week 1 to Week 8 - All Assignments
NUR 502 Week 1 Assignment | Master’s Prepared Nurse Interview -- $15.00
NUR 502 Week 2 Assignment | Professional Communication Cultural Sensitivity -- $15.00
NUR 502 Week 3 Assignment | CLC Grand Nursing Theorist: Group Project Agreement -- $15.00
NUR 502 Week 4 Assignment | Benchmark Application of Concept Analysis to Clinical Practice -- $15.00
NUR 502 Week 4 Assignment | CLC Grand Nursing Theorist: Identification and Rationale ..
Refer to the "Master's Prepared Nurse Interview Guide_student" as you prepare this assignment.
Interview a nurse who is master's-prepared in nursing and is using this education in a present position. Preferably, select someone who is in a position similar to your chosen specialty track. The purpose of the interview is for you to gain insight into the interplay among education, career path, and opportunities. Be certain to identify specific competencies that the MSN-prepared nurse gained, and is ..
Week 1: Discussion Question 1
What comparisons can be found between the GCU Mission and Domains/CON Mission and Program Competencies (for your selected specialty track, links located in the Course Materials) with the AACN's Essentials for Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (link located in the Week 1 Topic Materials)? Explain your rational.
Week 1: Di..
For this assignment, consult the "Professional Communication Cultural Sensitivity Guide."
Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words on a specific cultural group. Use the following guidelines:
Select one article from a nursing journal focused on a cultural group.
In the introduction, state your reason for selecting the cultural group.
Summarize the key points of the article.
Apply the new information to a practice situation that demonstrates cultural sensitivity in communication, reflecting the reading..
Week 2: Discussion Question 1
Discuss several aspects of professional communication as it relates to the use of language in terms of form (e.g., clarity, accuracy) and content (culture and/or ethics). Cite the references you used to compose your response (from required readings).
Week 2: Discussion Question 2
What is the role of the Advanced Professional Nurse in creating an ethical practice environment? Respond to this question, based on your selected APN role...
This is a Collaborative Learning Community assignment.
For this group assignment, refer to the instructor for your group placement, then develop a CLC Group Project Agreement that addresses the following:
Sets up schedule for communication.
Provides contact information if needed.
Clarifies process for conflict resolution.
Clarifies roles for each member after reviewing the assignment details.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
You are not required to submi..
Week 3: Discussion Question 1
Discuss the value of nursing theory to the profession of nursing. Identify one way in which you could use nursing theory to improve your practice (present or future role). Provide a reference for your response.
Week 3: Discussion Question 2
Read the AACN documents for essentials of baccalaureate versus master's education and identify the competencies that reflect use of theory and knowledge. Compare and contrast the competencies for baccalaureate and master's leve..
Select a peer-reviewed concept analysis article of your choice and write a response of 1,000–1,250 words. Use the following guidelines:
Include an introduction.
Describe the method of analysis, using the article and Chapter 3 of Theoretical Basis for Nursing.
Describe the steps of process and the results for each step.
Apply the concept to a practice situation.
Include a conclusion.
Prepare this assignment according to guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Cen..
This is a CLC (Collaborative Learning Community) assignment.
The purpose of this assignment is to have a clear understanding of the elements of a theory and to apply a theory to practice. The CLC group must use a grand theory or a high-level mid-range theory.
The group will create a report for a practice committee at a health care institution. The objective is to convince your peers of the value of using a specific theory to guide practice and evaluate care.
Since the text does not provide adequ..
Week 4: Discussion Question 1
Explain, in your own words the difference between the three paradigms: human needs, interactive and unitary process. Which of these best fits your philosophy of nursing?
Week 4: Discussion Question 2
Select one of the grand or middle nursing theories. How does the theory demonstrate evidence of the utilization of social, behavioral or bioscience theories...
Part 1: Introduction and Problem of Practice
It is important to understand how research can help you in your everyday environment as a nurse. In this assignment, you will identify a practical problem that emerges from the evidence in the extant literature or professional practice.
Chose a problem that you are encountering in your practice or about which you have read in the current literature.
Write a paper (250 to 500 words) that describes a practical problem that emerges..
Week 5: Discussion Question 1
All nursing theories are developed in space and time, and are not value free. Select one nursing theorist and explain the factors that influenced development of the theory (history, scientific, paradigm, and personal experiences-mentoring, education, practice, other). Provide reference(s) for your response.
Week 5: Discussion Question 2
Select three theories and compare the definition of person/human being. Comment regarding which definition best fits with your o..
Part 2: Application of Middle-Range Theory to Problem
It is important to understand how middle-range theory can help you in your everyday environment as a nurse. In the previous assignment, you identified a practical problem that emerged from the evidence in the extant literature or professional practice. In this assignment, you will explore and apply middle-range theory to solve the specific problem that you identified in the previous assignment.
Consider the problem that ..
Week 6: Discussion Question 1
Choose one of the middle-range theories. How could you use this theory to direct care in a nursing unit if you were the manager? Share your results.
Week 6: Discussion Question 2
Choose one of the middle-range theories. What impact would this theory most likely have on your individual practice? Give specific examples...
This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
In your group, write a report on the chosen theorist/theory that includes the following:
Introduction: Identify the theorist and rationale for the selection.
Describe the theorist (short biography and major influences on the theorist).
Indicate the category under which the theorist falls (can use McEwen & Wills classification or other source).
Incorporate assumptions underlying the theory (including how metaparadigm concepts are d..
Week 7: Discussion Question 1
The influence of consequential ethics as an ethical framework (the greatest good for the greatest number) opposes the ethical principle of deontology (i.e., the rightness of an act itself determines what is right). Both of these impact the nursing profession. Modern social exchange theories are based on the principle of utility. Read the assumptions of social exchange theory and consider how these would affect the nurse-patient relationship, compared to how these im..
Part 3: Application of Borrowed Theory to Problem and Conclusion
It is important to understand how borrowed theory can help you in your everyday environment as a nurse. In the previous assignment, you identified a practical problem that emerged from the evidence in the extant literature or professional practice, and you explored how middle-range theory could be applied to solve the problem. In this assignment, you will explore and apply borrowed theory to solve the specific problem that..
Week 8: Discussion Question 1
Individually, comment on at least three reports posted by other CLC teams by the end of Topic 8. Provide substantive comments that include a focus on the application of the theory as a framework for practice (general or specific, basic or advanced).
As a group, respond to all posts directed towards your CLC group’s posted report.
Week 8: Discussion Question 2
Comment on the usefulness of Benner's work in your present or future role. Provide several examples..