Understanding Nursing Theory Discussion

Understanding Nursing Theory Discussion

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STEP 1: In this written assignment, you will examine each of the three types of nursing theory: grand, middle range and micro-range.

STEP 2: Using a minimum of two scholarly sources, write a two-page (minimum) paper that responds to the following topics:

Define and/or describe grand, middle range, and micro-range nursing theory.

For each type of theory, give one theorist and his or her theory as an example.

Explain why each theory fits the type you assigned it.

Which theory are you most likely to use in your practice? Explain your reason.

Cite all sources using APA 7th edition format.

Understanding Nursing Theory Discussion

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Paper Rubric Criteria Introduction Excellent   Main topic is stated Structure of paper is described Satisfactory  Main topic is stated but gives reader little idea of what to expect in the paper Needs Improvement   Content     Conclusion   Format APA        (5 points) Writing is focused on the main topic. Meets all criteria given for the paper. Adds insight to the subject not provided in lectures, readings, or class discussions. Presents subject accurately and completely while synthesizing knowledge and relating to material not covered in the course. (19-20 points) Conclusion is clearly stated; ties the paper together by summarizing main topics. Stimulates reader to draw an opposing thought to topic presented. (9-10 points) Paper is coherently organized. Understanding Nursing Theory Discussion
Logic is easy to follow. No spelling or grammatical errors Terminology is clearly defined. Writing is clear and concise. (5 points) No APA errors. Evidence is used from a wide range of sources and most are beyond sources used in the course. (9-10 points) **Plagiarism = 0 points in all areas              (4 points) Writing is relevant to the main topic. Meets most criteria given for the paper. Does not add much new insight into the subject; communicates knowledge from class clearly to others. Mostly accurate and complete – there are some unclear components. (17-18 points) Conclusion is somewhat clear; summarizes the main topics. Does not stimulate any opposing thoughts or ideas on the topic presented. (7-8 points) Paper is generally well organized Is mostly easy to follow. < 5 minor spelling or grammatical errors Terms are not clearly defined. Writing is mostly clear but may lack conciseness. (4 points) < 5 minor APA errors (repeat of same error only counts as 1 error). Evidence is used from a limited set of sources; some effort is made to go beyond material used in course. (7-8 points)            Vague, no main topic introduced; does not give reader an idea of what to expect in the paper May begin with a rhetorical question or an anecdote that is never fully explained. (1-3 points) Writing attempts to address the main topic but fails.
Meets some of the criteria given for the paper. Is vague and incomplete – components are missing, inaccurate, or unclear. (1-16 points) Conclusion unclear or only restates main topic. Does not completely summarize major topics. (1-6 points) Paper is poorly organized and difficult to read – does not flow logically from one part to another. ≥ 5 spelling and/or grammatical errors Terms not defined or are poorly defined. Writing lacks clarity and conciseness. (1-3 points) ≥ 5 APA errors (repeat of same error only counts as 1 error). Evidence used only includes material used in the course. (1-6 points) …