Nursing Theory Comparison Paper – Due Week 7 Choose one grand nursing theory and one middle-range theory and have them approved by your instructor. Write an 8–10 page comparison paper based on your approved theories. Based on the reading assignment (McEwen & Wills, Theoretical Basis for Nursing, Unit II: Nursing Theories, chapters 6–9), select a grand nursing theory. • After studying and analyzing the approved theory, write on this theory, which includes an overview of the theory and specific examples of how it could be applied in your own clinical setting. Based on the reading assignment (McEwen & Wills, Theoretical Basis for Nursing, Unit II: Nursing Theories, chapters 10 and 11), select a middle-range theory. • After studying and analyzing the approved theory, write on this theory, which includes an overview of the theory and specific examples of how it could be applied in your own clinical setting. The following should be included: • An introduction, including an overview of both selected nursing theories • Background of the theories • Philosophical underpinnings of the theories • Major assumptions, concepts, and relationships • Clinical applications/usefulness/value to extending nursing science testability • Comparison of the use of both theories in nursing practice • Specific examples of how both theories could be applied in your specific clinical setting • Parsimony • Conclusion/Summary • References: Use the course text and a minimum of three additional sources, listed in APA (6th ed.) format The paper should be 8–10 pages long and based on instructor-approved theories. It should be typed in Times New Roman using 12-point font, and double-spaced with 1″ margins. APA format (6th ed.) must be used, including a properly formatted cover page and reference list. The proper use of headings in APA format is also required.
Important Note: You will complete a research paper during this class. The rough draft is due in week 5 and the final draft is due in week 7. See details below to prepare. Nursing Theory Comparison Paper Topic Approval Click the following link for assignment details: Nursing Theory Comparison Paper Instructions Please choose two theories and submit them for approval by then end of this week to have them approved by the end of week 4. Click on this link or the NURS 500 Course Journals link in the left menu and then click on the Nursing Theory Comparison Topic journal. Follow the instructions in the journal to submit your theories for approval.
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