NUR502 Full course – February 2017

NUR 502 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

What comparisons can be found between the Mission and
Domains/CON Mission and Program Competencies (for your selected specialty
track, links located in the Course Materials) with the AACN’s Essentials for
Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (link located in the Week 1
Topic Materials)? Explain your rational.

http://www.gcu.edu/About-Us/Mission-and-Vision.php

http://www.gcu.edu/College-of-Nursing-and-Health-Care-Professions.php

dq 2

Name one recommendation from the IOM Future of Nursing
Report. What is its importance relative to Advanced Practice Nursing? Support
your answer.

NUR 502 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Discuss several aspects of professional communication as it
relates to the use of language in terms of form (e.g., clarity, accuracy) and
content (culture and/or ethics). Cite the references you used to compose your
response (from required readings).

dq 2

What is the role of the Advanced Professional Nurse in
creating an ethical practice environment? Respond to this question, based on
your selected APN role.

NUR 502 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Discuss the value of nursing theory to the profession of
nursing. Identify one way in which you could use nursing theory to improve your
practice (present or future role). Provide a reference for your response.

dq 2

Read the AACN documents for essentials of baccalaureate
versus master’s education and identify the competencies that reflect use of
theory and knowledge. Compare and contrast the competencies for baccalaureate
and master’s level.

NUR 502 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Explain, in your own words, the difference between the three
paradigms: human needs, interactive, and unitary process. Which of these best
fits your philosophy of nursing?

dq 2

Select one of the grand or middle-range nursing theories.
How does the theory demonstrate evidence of the utilization of social,
behavioral, or bioscience theories?

NUR 502 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

All nursing theories are developed in space and time, and
are not value free. Select one nursing theorist and explain the factors that
influenced development of the theory (history, scientific paradigm, and
personal experiences–mentoring, education, practice, other). Provide
reference(s) for your response.

dq 2

Select three theories and compare the definition of
person/human being. Comment regarding which definition best fits with your own
thinking.

NUR 502 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Choose one of the middle-range theories. How could you use
this theory to direct care in a nursing unit if you were the manager? Share
your results

dq 2

Choose one of the middle-range theories. What impact would
this theory most likely have on your individual practice? Give specific
examples.

 

NUR 502 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

 

The influence of consequential ethics as an ethical
framework (the greatest good for the greatest number) opposes the ethical
principle of deontology (i.e., the rightness of an act itself determines what
is right). Both of these impact the nursing profession. Modern social exchange
theories are based on the principle of utility. Read the assumptions of social
exchange theory and consider how these would affect the nurse-patient
relationship, compared to how these impact the nurse within the health care environment.
To what extent are all theories ethical? Is social exchange theory compatible
with the values of the nursing profession?

dq 2

Which among the learning theories provided you with new
information? How would you apply this in your practice?

 

NUR 502 Week 8 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

1. Individually, comment on at least three reports posted by
other CLC teams by the end of Topic 8. Provide substantive comments that
include a focus on the application of the theory as a framework for practice
(general or specific, basic or advanced).

2. As a group, respond to all posts directed towards your
CLC group’s posted report.

dq 2
Comment on the usefulness of Benner’s work in your present or future role.
Provide several examples.

NUR 502 Week 1 Assignment

Details:

Refer to the “Master’s Prepared Nurse Interview
Guide_student” as you prepare this assignment.

Interview a nurse who is master’s-prepared in nursing and is
using this education in a present position. Preferably, select someone who is
in a position similar to your chosen specialty track. The purpose of the
interview is for you to gain insight into the interplay among education, career
path, and opportunities. Be certain to identify specific competencies that the MSN-prepared
nurse gained, and is presently using, that reflect advanced education. Organize
your interview around the topics below:

1. Overview of the master’s-prepared nurse’s career

2. Reason for seeking graduate education

3. Description of present position and role

4. Usefulness of graduate education for present role

5. Pearls of wisdom he/she is willing to share

In 750-1,000 words, write the interview in a narrative
format. Use the following guidelines:

1. Within the paper’s introduction, explain your interview
selection.

2. Do not identify the individual by name.

3. Use centered headings to separate parts of the interview.

4. In the conclusion, identify one or more competencies from
the interview that are consistent with program competencies and/or AACN
education essentials. In addition, provide a statement that reflects what you
gained from the interview.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

NUR 502 Week 2 Assignment

Details:

For this assignment, consult the “Professional
Communication Cultural Sensitivity Guide.”

Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words on a specific cultural
group. Use the following guidelines:

1. Select one article from a nursing journal focused on a
cultural group.

2. In the introduction, state your reason for selecting the
cultural group.

3. Summarize the key points of the article.

4. Apply the new information to a practice situation that
demonstrates cultural sensitivity in communication, reflecting the reading in
Chapter 25.

5. Write a conclusion.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

NUR 502 Week 3 Assignment

Details:

This is a Collaborative Learning Community assignment.

For this group assignment, refer to the instructor for your
group placement, then develop a CLC Group Project Agreement that addresses the
following:

1. Sets up schedule for communication.

2. Provides contact information if needed.

3. Clarifies process for conflict resolution.

4. Clarifies roles for each member after reviewing the
assignment details.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is
expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

NUR 502 CLC Group Project Agreement

Grading Criteria

CLC Course Information

Course Name/Section Number:
Instructor’s Name:
Start Date of the Course:

CLC Member Contact Information
(Who is in our group?)

CLC Member Name Primary E-mail Address Secondary E-mail Address Other Contact Information

CLC Group Values
(What do we need to do to ensure our team’s success?)

What Each Team Member Agrees to Do Why This Is Important to the Team
Check into the CLC regularly to review progress on the
assignment.
Contribute ideas and feedback to the group from initial
discussions throughout project completion.
Communicate with all CLC members as soon as a problem or
issue arises.
Maintain respectful communications with all team members.
Complete assigned tasks by the deadlines set by the CLC
members.
Take a leadership role in CLC assignments.
Make sure to cite and reference all sources of information
used in completing tasks.
Other:
Other:

Project Management Specifics
(What needs to be undertaken to complete the CLC project?)

CLC Group Member’s Name Task to be Completed by This Team Member
(This section will change for each CLC Project.)
Due Date for Completing the Task for the CLC to Review
Contributing one or more ideas for how the project should
be completed.
Outlining the CLC project.
Assigning tasks to CLC members.
Performing research on assigned topics and writing it up
for CLC members to review.
Making sure everyone meets their assigned deadlines for
tasks.
Proofreading and editing the paper.
Submitting the paper via the Assignments feature by the
due date deadline.
Other:
Other:

CLC Group Interaction Guidelines
(How can we anticipate and deal with group conflict when it arises?)

What Could Happen To Impede Our Teamwork? What We Will Do if This Happens?
A CLC member doesn’t provide project ideas or feedback to
other team members.
A CLC member doesn’t complete his/her task at all.
A CLC member completes his/her task, but turns it in after
the agreed-upon due date.
Other:
Other:

CLC Group Review Process
(What makes a CLC effective?)

What did Our CLC Do Well This Time?
(This section will change for each CLC Project.)
What Can We Do to be a More Effective CLC Next Time?
(This section will change for each CLC Project.)

NUR 502 Week 4 Benchmark Assignment Application of Concept
Analysis

Details:

Select a peer-reviewed concept analysis article of your
choice and write a response of 1,000–1,250 words. Use the following guidelines:

1. Include an introduction.

2. Describe the method of analysis, using the article and
Chapter 3 of Theoretical Basis for Nursing.

3. Describe the steps of process and the results for each
step.

4. Apply the concept to a practice situation.

5. Include a conclusion.

Prepare this assignment according to guidelines found in the
APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

NUR 502 Week 4 Collaborative Learning Community: Grand
Nursing Theorist Assignment

Details:

This is a CLC assignment.

The purpose of this assignment is to have a clear
understanding of the elements of a theory and to apply a theory to practice.
The CLC group must use a grand theory or a high-level mid-range theory.

The group will create a report for a practice committee at a
health care institution. The objective is to convince your peers of the value
of using a specific theory to guide practice and evaluate care.

Since the text does not provide adequate information on any
one theory for the purpose of this assignment, further research through nursing
theory websites (general and specific), as well as theory texts specific to
individual theories, will be required.

Begin the assignment by identifying a theorist and providing
the rationale for the group’s selection.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is
not required.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

NUR 502 Week 5 Applying Theory to a Practice Problem Part
1 Assignment

Details:

PURPOSE:

It is important to understand how research can help you in
your everyday environment as a nurse. In this assignment, you will identify a
practical problem that emerges from the evidence in the extant literature or
professional practice.

DIRECTIONS:

Chose a problem that you are encountering in your practice
or about which you have read in the current literature.

Write a paper (250 to 500 words) that describes a practical
problem that emerges from the evidence in the extant literature or professional
practice. The paper should do the following:

1. Clearly describe the problem.

2. Provide a rationale for the significance of this problem.
The rationale must be supported by the current or seminal literature.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

NUR 502 Week 6 Applying Theory to a Practice Problem Part
2 Assignment

Details:

PURPOSE:

It is important to understand how middle-range theory can
help you in your everyday environment as a nurse. In the previous assignment,
you identified a practical problem that emerged from the evidence in the extant
literature or professional practice. In this assignment, you will explore and
apply middle-range theory to solve the specific problem that you identified in
the previous assignment.

DIRECTIONS:

Consider the problem that you described in the previous
assignment and the instructor feedback about that assignment.

Write a paper (1,000 to 1,500 words) that describes how
middle-range theory can be applied to the identified problem. The paper should
include the following:

1. A brief summary of the problem.

2. A description of a middle-range theory that could be
applied to the problem. Is this middle-range theory appropriate to your
identified problem?

3. A brief discussion of the middle-range theory’s origins.

4. A discussion of how the middle-range theory has been
previously applied.

5. A discussion of the application of the middle-range
theory to the identified problem. How would your practice change by
incorporating this theory?

Prepare this assignment according to guidelines found in the
APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

NUR 502 Week 7 CLC Grand Nursing Theorist Assignment

Details:

This is a Collaborative Learning Community assignment.

In your group, write a report on the chosen theorist/theory
that includes the following:

1. Introduction: Identify the theorist and rationale for the
selection.

2. Describe the theorist (short biography and major
influences on the theorist).

3. Indicate the category under which the theorist falls (can
use McEwen & Wills classification or other source).

4. Incorporate assumptions underlying the theory (including
how metaparadigm concepts are defined).

5. Include major concepts of the theory.

6. Include major propositions of the theory.

7. Provide examples from the literature of how the theory
has been used.

8. Describe how the theory will be integrated into practice
at your institution (or how it will be used as a foundation, framework, etc.).
This is an action plan.

9. Give concrete examples of how theory would be integrated
(e.g., assessment guide) and what patient outcomes could be measured as a
result of implementing the theory.

10. Conclusion: Contrast present practice with what would
take place if the theory were guiding the practice.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is
not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

Have one member of the CLC post the Grand Theorist Report in
the Module 8 Discussion Forum.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

NUR 502 Week 8 Assignment

Details:

PURPOSE:

It is important to understand how borrowed theory can help
you in your everyday environment as a nurse. In the previous assignment, you
identified a practical problem that emerged from the evidence in the extant
literature or professional practice, and you explored how middle-range theory
could be applied to solve the problem. In this assignment, you will explore and
apply borrowed theory to solve the specific problem that you identified
previously, and you will synthesize the applications of the middle-range theory
and the borrowed theory into the most appropriate solution to the problem.

DIRECTIONS:

Consider the problem that you described in the previous
assignments and the instructor feedback about those assignments.

Write a paper (1,750 to 2,000 words) that describes how
borrowed theory can be applied to the identified problem. The paper should
include the following:

1. A brief summary of the problem including the potential
middle-range theory that could be applied.

2. A description of a borrowed theory that could be applied
to the problem. Is this borrowed theory appropriate to your identified problem?

3. A brief history of the borrowed theory’s origins.

4. A discussion of how the borrowed theory has been
previously applied.

5. A discussion of the application of the borrowed theory to
the identified problem. How would your practice change by incorporating this
theory?

6. A discussion of how application of both the borrowed
theory and the middle-range theory can be integrated to create the most
appropriate solution to the identified problem.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.