NR501NP_Week 1 Discussion : Nursing Theory

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NR501NP_Week 1 Discussion : Nursing Theory

Preparing the Assignment

For many students enrolled in NR501, this is an initial course for nursing theory. So, let’s have a debate.

Is nursing theory important to the nursing profession?

In particular, is it important for nurse practitioners?

Does theory inform nurse practitioner practice?

If you believe that it is important, explain why it is useful. If you do not believe that it is useful, explain why nursing theory is not necessary to the profession.

Category Points % Description
Application of Course Knowledge:


20 27 Answers the initial discussion question(s)/topic(s), demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the concepts for the week.


Engagement in Meaningful Dialogue With Peers and Faculty


20 27 Responds to a student peer and course faculty furthering the dialogue by providing more information and clarification, adding depth to the conversation
Integration of Evidence 20 27 Assigned readings or online lesson and at least one outside scholarly source are included. The scholarly source is:

1) evidence-based, 2) scholarly in nature, 3) published within the last 5 years

  60 81% Total CONTENT Points= 6pts
Category Points % Description
Grammar and Communication 8 10 Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner
Reference Citation 7 9 References have complete information as required by APA

In-text citations included for all references  and references included for all in-text citation

  15 19% Total FORMAT Points= 15 pts
      DISCUSSION TOTAL= 75 points