One formal paper about a nursing theory. The paper is to be a five to six (5-6) pages total (double-spaced, 12 font, 1 inch margins). Papers submitted longer than 6 pages (excluding references and cover sheet) will not be read. Follow APA guidelines for a cover sheet, headers, pagination, references, etc.
Introduction • Identification of theorist including a brief background of the theorist (accomplishments, career, accolades, research efforts)
Analysis of basic components/concepts and major relationships in the theory. • Briefly discuss the theory’s core concepts • Use at least two peerreviewed/research articles that detail the nursing theory being applied in clinical practice, and summarize key findings of both articles • Use another secondary source like your text that covers the selected nursing theory, you must have a minimum of 3 references from nursing literature (only one from a nonarticle source like a secondary source/text) to support your discussion in this section.
Relevance Personal relevance if any of the author described (connect the theorist to the theory) b. Relevance to healthcare and the client discussed (connect the theory to healthcare today) c. Application to research and/or practice provided (connect the theory to current research/practice)
Summary • Include theory strengths and limitation in the summary
Format • Precise APA style and professional writing
This is the text mentioned as a sendary source.
Smith, M. C., & Parker, M. E. (2015). Nursing theories and nursing practice. FA Davis.