NRS 430 CLC – Nursing Theory and Conceptual Model Presentation
Both Nursing theory and conceptual nursing models are critical in formulating strategies to ensure the delivery of quality care. The two approaches are interrelated; both can be used to develop policies and treatment processes for different patients. Nursing theory and conceptual framework play significant roles in the formulation of different nursing disciplines.
Conceptual Models and Nursing Theory
Nursing theory refers to the collection of statements that describe the connection or association between two or more ideas in nursing practices. Nursing theories play significant roles in the formulation of different nursing disciplines. Nursing theories are commonly applied to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare services (Grand Canyon University, 2018). All nurses apply nursing theories in their daily practices without knowing. Nursing theory can also be perceived as organized and knowledge-based concepts that fundamentally define the scope of nursing practices; it involves creative and restructuring concepts and ideas that project a purposeful, systematic, and tentative perception of a given phenomenon. Through systematic inquiries, both in nursing practices and research, nursing professionals are able to develop new knowledge relevant to the provision of care to all patients.
Conceptual models in nursing often describe a certain way of thinking or ideas of how given nursing theories can fit together according to the theorist (Brandão et al., 2019). A conceptual model can be perceived as the organizing structure that describes the theory. The conceptual model of nursing provides a framework for observation, reflection, as well as the interpretation of a given phenomenon. In particular, it provides guidance and guidelines for different aspects of clinical practices.
Jean Watson’s Philosophy and Science of Caring Theory
The theory expresses how nurses provide care to all patients. From the theory, quality care is the cornerstone of nursing practice. According to this theory, caring is fundamental to nursing practices since it encourages health to be better than the simple medical cure. Jean Watson believes in the holistic approaches to healthcare processes (Jean Watson Nursing Theory, n.d). Watson’s theory has ten major concepts of factors; the first three factors are based on the philosophical foundation for the art or science of care. On the other hand, the last seven concepts arise from the above foundation. One of the main advantages of Watson’s theory is that it provides a common or universal framework that can be used in different scenarios and the management of different patients. The theory also puts patients in the context of the community, family, and culture.
Watson’s theory can be applied under different circumstances. For instance, it can be applied in the below situation.
A 52-year old has been diagnosed with lung cancer. It is her first afternoon in the treatment process; she is scheduled for therapy the following morning. The woman is divorced, her family lives out of the country, and is unable to travel to keep her company.
The three concepts of Watson’s theory that can be applied in the above scenario include the creation of a humanistic-altruistic value system, creating the connection with the patient by instilling hope or faith, and humanizing sensitivity for self and others. The woman is likely to undergo a life-changing medical procedure that requires sensitive approaches from the scenario given. Also, it is necessary to give hope through creating the connection between the patient and nurses/healthcare professionals involved in the surgical process.
Nursing theory refers to the collection of statements that describe the connection or association between two or more ideas in nursing practices. According to the theorist, conceptual models in nursing often describe a certain way of thinking or ideas of how given nursing theories can fit together. According to Jean Watson’s theory, caring is fundamental to nursing practices since it encourages health to be better than the simple medical cure.
This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
Nursing theories are tested and systematic ways to implement nursing practice. Select a nursing theory and its conceptual model. Prepare a 10-15 slide PowerPoint in which you describe the nursing theory and its conceptual model and demonstrate its application in nursing practice. Include the following:
1. Present an overview of the nursing theory. Provide evidence that demonstrates support for the model’s efficacy in nursing practice. Explain how the theory proves the conceptual model.
2. Explain how the nursing theory incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts.
3. Provide three evidence-based examples that demonstrate how the nursing theory supports nursing practice. Provide support and rationale for each.
Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be 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. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
1. Describe how historical events and nursing leaders have influenced the practice of nursing.
2. Evaluate the use of nursing theory in nursing practice.
3. Evaluate the use of conceptual models in nursing practice.
Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice
Read Chapter 2 in Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice.
Beginner’s Guide to PowerPoint – 2017 Tutorial
View “Beginner’s Guide to PowerPoint – 2017 Tutorial,” by Technology for Techers and Students (2017), located on the YouTube website.
View “Nursing Timeline,” located on the Grand Canyon University website.
What Is Nursing?
Review “What Is Nursing,” located on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.
Grand Canyon University College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Philosophy
Read “Grand Canyon University College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Philosophy.”
NRS 430 CLC Nursing Theory and Conceptual Model Presentation
Overview of Nursing Theory and Evidence for Efficacy of Model in Practice 15.0% Overview of the nursing theory is not presented. Demonstration for support of the efficacy of the model in nursing practice is omitted. An explanation of how the theory proves the conceptual model is not presented. A partial overview of the nursing theory is presented. Support for the efficacy of the model in nursing practice is not illustrated; or, evidence provided is not relevant. An unsupported explanation of how the theory proves the conceptual model is presented. There are significant inaccuracies. More information is needed A summary of the nursing theory is presented. General support for the efficacy of the model in nursing practice is presented, but more evidence is needed for support. A general explanation of how the theory proves the conceptual model is presented. There are some inaccuracies. An overview of the nursing theory is presented. Support for the efficacy of the model in nursing practice is presented. An explanation of how the theory proves the conceptual model is presented. There are minor inaccuracies. Some evidence or rationale is needed for support. A detailed overview of the nursing theory is presented. Support for the efficacy of the model in nursing practice is strongly demonstrated. A detailed explanation of how the theory proves the conceptual model is presented. NRS 430 CLC Nursing Theory and Conceptual Model Presentation
Replies to Migdalys Moliner Sochay
Migdalys and all,
Nurses must be accountable for their actions, I agree; however, are there working conditions that might lead to less than safe practices that involve the nurse? Does this change the accountability and liability when errors occur?
replied toBillie Gabbard
May 1, 2022, 11:28 PM
Replies to Billie Gabbard
Billie, we have this exact discussion throughout the year at the rural facility I work at. The nurses on the med/surg floor argued the fact that they needed more easily accessible emergency drugs in the crash cart because many times there are not enough staff to do everything that is required during a code! The nurses understand that the safety measure are put in place for a reason but they also want to be able to take care of their patients in an emergency situation. Needless to say, the safety measures remain in place so when a code is called, its all hands on deck! It seems that the majority of safety concerns in my facility are a direct result of insufficient staffing, who takes the heat for that?!
replied toJudith Wogu
Apr 28, 2022, 8:58 PM
Replies to Judith Wogu
Judith, professional accountability is such a moral issue to me! Krautscheid explains it one way as someone who has “an obligation to be answerable for their actions regardless of the advice or directions given by other professionals” (2014, pg. 45). What this means to me is that we, as a profession of nurses, have a duty to be held to the highest standard given the
level of responsibility that we take on in regards to patient care. People are trusting us with their own care and the care of their loved ones and it is our responsibility to hold ourselves up to the standards that that requires.
Krautscheid, L.C. (January-February 2014). Defining Professional Nursing Accountability: A Literature Review. Journal of Professional Nursing. 30(1), 43-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.06.008
replied toJudith Wogu
Apr 30, 2022, 7:44 PM
Replies to Judith Wogu
Judith, I agree with your comment regarding those being accountable succeed in their practice. In my opinion, accountability builds trust with employers, coworkers and patients. The nurse should have a core competence in the nursing scope of practice to earn trust. Showing up on time, being prepared and ready to work are also ways to be accountable and reliable (Sherman, 2019). Being accountable allows one to learn and grow from their, and others, mistakes; thus, allowing us to grow in our career.
Rose Sherman. (2019, October 31). Ways to build trust in your leadership. Emerging RN Leader. https://www.emergingrnleader.com/ways-to-build-trust-in-your-leadership/
replied toJudith Wogu
May 1, 2022, 7:38 PM
Replies to Judith Wogu
Throughout nursing school, I worked in a hospital and while having clinical rotations at other hospitals, I was able to compare and contrast my hospital’s policies with others. Working as a nurse, it is very important to be familiar with your own hospital’s policies because typically if the nurse is unsure about how to carry out a procedure, there will be a policy that explains it in detail. This helps the nurse to hold themself accountable for their actions. When there are policies and procedures in place, there is no excuse for doing something the wrong way. Accountability and integrity go hand in hand and a nurse must practice accountability to be trustworthy (Green, S., 2018).
Green, S. (2018). Advancing Professional Standards. CCC web books by AWS & CDD. https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs430v
Incorporation of Four Metaparadigm Concepts Into Nursing Theory 10.0% Explanation of how the nursing theory incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts is omitted. A partial explanation of how the nursing theory incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts is presented. There are inaccuracies. More information is needed. A summary of how the nursing theory incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts is presented. There are some inaccuracies. More information or detail is needed. An explanation of how the nursing theory incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts is presented. Some detail is needed for clarity. Overall, the explanation provides sound support. A through explanation of how the nursing theory incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts is presented. Compelling evidence is provided for support.
Evidence-Based Examples to Demonstrate That the Nursing Theory Supports Nursing Practice 15.0% No examples are provided to demonstrate how the nursing theory supports nursing practice. The three examples used are not evidence-based, or they do not demonstrate how the nursing theory supports nursing practice. Only one or two examples are provided. Only one example is evidence-based. The examples provided do not fully demonstrate how the nursing theory supports nursing practice. Three examples are provided. At least two examples are evidence-based. The examples provided generally demonstrate how the nursing theory supports nursing practice. More relevant examples are needed. Three evidence-based examples are provided. Overall, the examples are relevant and demonstrate how the nursing theory supports nursing practice. Some additional evidence or rationale is required to fully demonstrate support. Three evidence-based examples are provided. The examples are relevant and clearly demonstrate how the nursing theory supports nursing practice. Strong rationale and evidence are offered that demonstrate support for each example.
Presentation of Content 40.0% The content lacks a clear point of view and logical sequence of information. Little persuasive information is included. Sequencing of ideas is unclear. The content is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose. Some persuasive information is included. The presentation slides are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization or in their relationships to each other. The content is written with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information exhibiting a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Persuasive information from reliable sources is included. The content is written clearly and concisely. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The project includes motivating questions and advanced organizers. The project gives the audience a clear sense of the main idea.
Layout 5.0% The layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident. The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text. The layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability. The layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text. The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.
Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.) 5.0% Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of primer prose indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately. Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately. Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part. The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly. The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 5.0% Slide errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Slides are largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. Writer is clearly in control of standard, written, academic English. NRS 430 CLC Nursing Theory and Conceptual Model Presentation
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 5.0% Sources are not documented. Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.