SCHOLARLY PAPER 

DUE DATE: (WEEK 10)

GUIDELINES: Each STUDENT will hand in one formal paper about a nursing theory. The paper is to be a five to six (5-6) pages total (double-spaced, 12 font, 1-inch margins).

Follow APA guidelines for a cover sheet, headers, pagination, references, etc. 

Use APA format and label each section using the evaluation outline below. 

The criteria guidelines below will evaluate your paper. 

Components of the Paper and possible points 

  

SECTION 

POSSIBLE POINTS

 

Introduction 

Identification of theorist including a brief background of the   theorist (accomplishments, career, accolades, research efforts)

5

 

Analysis of basic components/concepts and major relationships in   the theory. 

  • Briefly        discuss the theory’s core concepts.
  • Use a secondary source like your textbook that covers the        selected nursing theory, you musthave at least 3referencesfrom        nursing literature (only one from a non-article source like a secondary        source/text) to support your discussion in this section. 

5

 

Relevance 

  • Personal relevance if the        authors described (connect the theorist to the theory) 
  • Relevance        to healthcare and the client discussed.(connect the theory to healthcare        today) 
  • Application        to research and/or practice provided (connect the theory to current        research/practice) 
  • Use        at least two        peer-reviewed/research articles that detail the nursing theory being        applied in clinical practice/research andsummarize key findings of        both articles including results and implications for future practice.

10

 

Summary 

  • Include theory strengths and limitation in the summary

5

 

Format 

  • Precise APA style, headers, and professional writing

5

 

Total

30