Analyze the importance of the selected theory to the nursing profession

Analyze the importance of the selected theory to the nursing profession

PurposeThe purpose of this assignment is to a) identify a nursing theory, b) analyze the importance of the selected theory to the nursing profession, c) summarize key concepts and relationships among the concepts of the selected nursing theory, d) present views of the selected theory on areas of specialization, and e) communicate ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner.
Requirements
Description of the Assignment
This assignment focuses on the importance of nursing theory within the profession. Selecting one nursing theory (non-nursing theories are not allowed), the nursing theory will be presented by identifying the key concepts present within the theory. The selected nursing theory will then be applied to ONE of the following professional nursing practice areas:
Education (e.g. undergraduate, staff development, etc.)
Leadership (e.g. nurse executive, manager, leader, etc.)
Informatics (e.g. data management, etc.)
Healthcare policy (e.g. application to local, state, national, or global healthcare concerns, etc.)
Nurse practitioner

Criteria for Content

Introduction:
The introduction requires the following information.
Statements about nursing theory in general
Identification of the ONE nursing theory (non-nursing theories are not allowed) selected by the student to be used within this assignment. The specific selected nursing theory may be from any of the three categories of nursing theory (i.e. grand, middle-range, or practice), but must be a specific nursing theory (i.e. Orem, Roy, Benner, etc.); a category may not be used.
Identification of the sections of the paper.
References from nursing literature are required.
Importance of Nursing Theory:
This section requires the following information.
Present an analysis of the importance of nursing theory, in general, to the nursing profession. Each of the following questions are to be answered.
Why should the study of nursing theory be included in a master’s program?
How is nursing theory useful to the nursing profession?
How can nursing theory be used to separate the nursing profession from other healthcare professions?
What would be ONE concern regarding the use of nursing theory within the profession?
References from nursing literature are required.