Mid-Range Nursing Theory Description – Paper
|AREA EVALUATED||POSSIBLE POINTS||EARNED POINTS|
|Present the purpose of the theory… why was this theory developed? Who does it specifically apply to…the patient, the nurse, society, groups? Is it applicable for a specific population or could it apply more generally?||10|
|Explain the major concepts and sub concepts of the theory… How many are there? Major? Minor? Broadly or narrowly focused? Do the concepts represent objects, properties, events?||15|
|Discuss the definitions of the concepts…how are they defined…or are they defined? Do some lack definition or clear definition?||15|
|Present the major relationships among the concepts of the theory. Are all of the concepts addressed? In what way? Are the relationships directional…or are they neutral? Are the relationships illustrated?||15|
|Discuss the structure of the theory. Address the organization…how easy can you follow it? How are the concepts linked? (linear?) How complete is the structure?||15|
|Discuss the underlying assumptions of the theory. Are they explicit, implicit, or derivable from the context? Could the assumptions be factually verified? Where are the assumptions within the structure of the theory?||15|
|· At least two primary sources are expected
· Secondary sources may be sparingly used to support the paper
|SCHOLARLY ASPECTS AND STYLE|
|· Presentation is thorough, well organized, logical, and is easy to follow.
· APA format, scholarly style.
· Use of headings in your paper is expected
· Correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc
· Page length: 4-5