NU500 Week 2 Discussion

NU 500 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing

Unit 2 Discussion

DQ1 Concept Analysis

Please complete the following steps for your initial discussion post:

Go to the library nursing database CINAHL and search for a “Concept Analysis” article on a concept of interest and discuss the following:

Briefly, describe the method of Concept Analysis used for this article (ex. Walker and Avant, Rodgers, Meleis, etc.)

Discuss the author’s aim and purpose for doing the concept analysis on this topic.

Describe the defining attributes of the concept examined.

What are the benefits of completing a Concept Analysis for nursing theory development, research, and nursing practice? How can defining nursing concepts strengthen nursing as a profession?

Attach the Concept Analysis article to your initial discussion post.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Discussion Peer/Participation Prompt [Due Sunday]

Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts:

Compare your response with your peers’ response and expand upon the benefits of defining nursing concepts for nursing theory development, research, and practice.

Present new references that support your opinions.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

DQ2 Nursing Metaparadigms

Please read the following introduction and complete the following steps for your initial discussion post:

This discussion question focuses on the four nursing paradigms, which are comprised of person, health, environment, and nursing. Each metaparadigm plays a key role in the nursing process and is essential when providing patient care.

Select one metaparadigm (person, health, nursing, or environment).

Describe the metaparadigm’s significance specific to your nursing practice.

Compare and contrast two nursing theorists’ individual definitions/interpretations of the selected nursing metaparadigm (person, health, nursing, or environment).

Be sure to supplement your discussion with your personal and professional experiences.

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Discussion Peer/Participation Prompt [Due Sunday]

Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts:

Compare your selected metaparadigm with your peers’ selections in terms of its relevance and significance

Contrast the significance of the metaparadigms to your practice with that presented by your peers.

Share any additional thoughts about the four metaparadigms.

Present new references that support your opinions.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.