1. Differentiate theory, model, framework and philosophy
2. Analyze practice through the lens of selected organizing frameworks
3. Evaluate contemporary theories for practice implications
4. Integrate philosophy, science, and law into the development of a framework for nursing praxis.
1. Complete the syllabus quiz located under Tests by 1700 on August 31, 2012.
2. Students may use the syllabus to complete the quiz.
2.Maximum paper length is two pages plus a title page and reference page.
3.Attached the assignment to the Dropbox by1700 on September 4, 2012.
4.The grading criteria for the assignment are:
a.Written using correct standard writing style including spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, active voice, paragraph formation, presenting a thesis, and introductory and concluding paragraphs – 34possible points
b.Correct use of APA format including running head, title page, pagination, at least two level headings, citations and references. – 33 possible points
c.Used sufficient credible primary sources in a manner that supports the ideas presented. – 33 possible points
1. For each of the four modules, students complete a quiz over content presented in the reading assignments.
2. The quizzes are located under Tests.
3. Reading assignments are posted on the Content Module.
4. Students may work together and use their textbooks to complete the quizzes.
5. Students may take the quiz as many times as they want and the final attempt will be the one submitted to the gradebook.
6. Students will not be provided the answers to the quizzes. The students grade will indicate whether the student answered all the questions correctly.
7. The quiz due dates are as follows:
a. Module 1: September 11, 2012 by 1700
b. Module 2 October 9, 2012 by 1700
c. Module 3: November 6, 2012 by 1700
d. Module 4: December 4, 2012 by 1700
Course Discussion Participation:
1. Students will complete five discussions where they will build the content of their Theory Observation Paper and assist their peers to do the same.
2. The discussions are located under Discussions.
3. The faculty will randomly grade three of the five discussions.
4. The grading criteria are as follows:
a. Initial post contains substantive content that reflects the content of the course. – 15 possible points
b. Initial post is explicitly supported by the readings (citations included.) – 10 possible points
c. Discussion is succinct and well-organized – 10 possible points
d. Responses to peers contain substantive content. – 15 possible points
e. Responses to peers promote discussion. – 10 possible points
f. Response to peers is explicitly supported by the readings (citations included.) – 10 possible points
g. Initial post to discussion is posted by the due date. – 5 possible points
h. Peer response to discussion is posted by the due date. – 5 possible points
i. Responses to discussion are in correct standard American English. – 10 possible points
5. Students will post an initial response to the topic and then post responses to their peers.
6. The due dates for the initial posts and response to peers is listed below.
Initial Response Due Date by 1700
Peer Response Due Date by 1700
September 4, 2012
September 11, 2012
September 18, 2012
September 25, 2012
October 2, 2012
October 9, 2012
October 16, 2012
October 23, 2012
October 30, 2012
November 6, 2012
1. Students will present a rough draft of their Practice Observation Paper via e-mail to their assigned reader by 1700 on November 13, 2012.
2. Students will present a rough draft of their Practice Observation Paper via the Dropbox to their course instructor by 1700 on November 13, 2012.
3. Each reader will critique the student’s paper using the form posted on the Content Module.
4. By 1700 on November 20, 2012, the reader will submit the completed critique to the student via e-mail and to the course instructor via the Dropbox. The course instructor will return the draft to the student by this date and time as well.
5. The grading criteria for the critique are:
a. Gave substantive feedback on the content of the paper. – 34 possible points
b. Gave constructive feedback on the writing style of the paper. – 33 possible points
c. Gave constructive feedback on the formatting of the paper. – 33 possible points
Practice Observation Paper:
1. Students will write a professional paper developing a theory from their personal practice and comparing it to a published theory.
2. Students will develop the content of the paper through the course discussions.
3. Grading criteria for the paper are:
a. Summarizes the similarities among the cases. – 5 possible points
b. Articulates the differences among the cases. – 5 possible points
c. Articulates rationale for the selection of the cases that provide the basis for their
analysis. – 5 possible points
d. Provides detailed description written interpretations for recurrent themes within the cases. – 10 possible points
e. Provides conceptual names for the recurrent themes within the cases. – 5 possible points
f. Discusses relationships evident among the identified concepts. – 5 possible points
g. Provides an illustrative diagram that clearly shows the described concepts and the relationships among the concepts. – 5 possible points
h. Compares and contrasts the developing theory with a published nursing theory. – 10 possible points
i. Writes a reflective interpretation of how the developed theory will change or promote his/her nursing practice. – 10 possible points
j. Describes how developing this theory influenced his/her perceptions of nursing theory and its role in practice. – 10 possible points
k. Written using correct standard writing style including spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, active voice, paragraph formation, presenting a thesis and introductory and concluding paragraphs. – 10 possible points
l. Correct use of APA format including running head, title page, pagination, at least two-level headings, citations, and references. – 10 possible points
m. Used sufficient credible primary sources in a manner that supports the ideas presented. – 10 possible points
4. Students will submit the paper via the Dropbox by 1700 on November 30, 2012.
Cody, W.K. (2013). Philosophical and theoretical perspectives for advanced nursing practice (5th Ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Chinn, P. & Kramer, M. (2011). Integrated knowledge development in nursing (8th Ed.). St. Louis: C.V. Mosby.
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64 and lower
1. Practice Observation Paper
2. Course Discussion Participation
3. Paper Critique
4. Syllabus quiz
Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Dropbox
Late Assignment Policy:
Assignments submitted between 1701 and midnight on the due date will receive a 5 points deduction. Assignments received after midnight on the due date will receive a zero (0). Students may request an extension of due dates by contacting their instructor via e-mail prior to the due date and time.