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icon Middle Range Theory Utilization & Application Paper


Goal:

Analyze and evaluate a middle range theory. You will select a middle range theory and identify application of nursing theories into clinical practice.

Content Requirements:

  1. Components of the theory
    • Discuss the major concepts of the theory
    • Philosophical basis or worldview change, advancing health
  1. Structural aspects of the theory
    • Discuss the framework of the theory.
  1. Identify an area of your practice where this theory could be applicable
    • What question does the theory help to answer?
    • Describe the area of interest in relationship to the theory/theoretical model.
    • Is it appropriate for the practice setting and is it applicable?
    • Discuss the strength and weakness of the theory. If there is weakness, discuss what makes it difficult to be used in practice.
  1. Use of theory in clinical practice.
    • Performing a literature review is essential to completing this section. If there is no literature available about the application of this theory in practice, address reason(s) why based on your findings.
  1. Evaluation of theory
    • Is this theory used to understand and apply into practice?
    • What difficulties did you encounter or would anticipate encountering in using this theory?
    • What would make this theory more usable or applicable to practice?

Submission Instructions:

  • The paper is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation and misspelling.
  • The paper should be formatted per current APA and references should be current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions.)
  • The paper is to be 4 pages in length, excluding the title, abstract and references page.
  • Incorporate a minimum of 3 current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work. Journal articles and books should be referenced according to current APA style.

Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.

Essay/Paper Rubric
Criteria Ratings Points

Identification of Main Issues/Problems

4 points
Distinguished

Identify and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the issues/problems.

3 points
Excellent

Identifies and demonstrate an accomplished understanding of most of issues/problems.

2 points
Fair

Identifies and demonstrate an acceptable understanding of most of issues/problems.

1 point
Poor

Identifies and demonstrate an unacceptable understanding of most of issues/problems.

4 points

Analysis and Evaluation of Issues/Problems

4 points
Distinguished

Presents an insightful, thorough analysis and evaluation of issues/problems.

3 points
Excellent

Presents a thorough analysis and evaluation of most of the issues/problems.

2 points
Fair

Presents a superficial or incomplete analysis and evaluation of issues/problems.

1 point
Poor

Presents unacceptable analysis and evaluation of issues/problems.

4 points

Demonstrates a Conceptual Understanding

4 points
Distinguished

Provides a thorough, competent and interpretive responses to all issues/problems, and shows a high level of conceptual understanding.

3 points
Excellent

Provides a competent and interpretive responses to all issues/problems, and shows a moderate level of conceptual understanding.

2 points
Fair

Provides a competent responses to all issues/problems, but lacks interpretation and a moderate level of conceptual understanding.

1 point
Poor

Provides an unacceptable response to all issues/problems, and lacks interpretation and a moderate level of conceptual understanding.

4 points

Use of Citations to Course Readings and Additional Research/Literature

4 points
Distinguished

Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Exceptional use of citations and extended referencing.

3 points
Excellent

Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing.

2 points
Fair

Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing.

1 point
Poor

Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. An unacceptable use of citations and extended referencing.

4 points

Writing Mechanics and APA Formatting Guidelines

4 points
Distinguished

Demonstrate a high level of clarity, precision, and attention to detail. APA style is correct and writing is free of grammar and spelling errors.

3 points
Excellent

Demonstrate a high level of clarity. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.

2 points
Fair

Demonstrate a moderate level of clarity. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.

1 point
Poor

Demonstrates issues in writing and communicating clearly. APA style and writing mechanics need serious attention.

4 points

Total Points: 20

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