Applying Theory to a Practice Problem – Part 2: Application of Middle-Range Theory to the Problem

Assessment Description

The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate how middle-range theory can help you in your everyday environment as a nurse. In the previous assignment (Part 1), you identified a clinical practice problem that you are aware of in professional nursing practice. In this assignment, you will explore and apply a middle-range theory to solve the specific problem that you identified in Part 1.

Consider the problem that you described in the Part 1 assignment and the instructor feedback you received on your written response.

Write a paper (1,000-1,500 words) that describes how a middle-range theory can be applied to the identified problem. The paper should include the following:

  1. Summary of the problem.
  2. A description of a middle-range theory that could be applied to the problem. Include a rationale describing why this middle-range theory is appropriate to your identified problem.
  3. A brief discussion of the middle-range theory’s origins.
  4. A discussion of how the middle-range theory has been previously applied.
  5. A discussion of the application of the middle-range theory to the identified problem. How would your practice change by incorporating this theory?

Prepare this assignment according to guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

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