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Types of Theory

NURS 500 DF Instructions: Types of Theory Master of Science in Nursing concentration Family Nurse Practitioner BOOK NAME: READ: Theoretical basis for nursing (5th ed.). – Chapters: 3 and 4 Knowledge development in nursing – Reference Chapters: 1 – Introduction to Creative Thinking (uploaded file) – The Comfort Theory (uploaded file) – Watch Video Edward De Bono on Creative Thinking Do not use quotations in this discussion. Paraphrase your sources. Topic There are a number of methods for classifying theory in nursing. These include classification based on range/scope or abstractness (metatheory, grand, middle-range, and practice) and type or purpose of the theory (descriptive, explanatory, predictive, and prescriptive). DIRECTIONS: For this weeks discussion post, address the following: 1) Identify one theory that relate to your area of practice. (I currently work as a registered nurse on an intensive critical care unit) 2) Discuss the type of the selected theory according to scope and purpose. 3) Provide an example of how the selected theory can be applied to your area of practice. The example should include core elements of the theory and demonstrate its practical application. * Be sure to supplement your discussion with your personal and professional experiences. Support with 2 scholarly peer reviewed journal articles. References must be PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS, LESS than 5 YEARS OLD, and from the UNITED STATES. (Your text book may be used as a source but does NOT count toward the 2 required references). Your discussion post should be no less than 250 words and no more than 300-words. References do not count in the word count but citations do. APA formatting applies and includes the following A) In text citations in APA format B) Reference list in APA format (include doi) Please send me PDF copies of the peer reviewed resources that you use. I would like to read nursing journal articles to learn from them. Thanks! Grading Criteria: Initiative 1. Comments were adequately responsive to the discussion item posted. APA Style Initial post 1. Follows APA format. (See the assignment instructions for details.) 2. Citations and references are correct according to the APA manual. 3. No spelling or grammar errors noted. 4. No quotations in the initial post.