Discuss how a specific middle-range nursing theory has been or could be applied by nurse leaders or nurse managers to effectively deal with an administrative issue (i.e., staffing, use of supplies, staff performance issues). Include an example from the literature or your own experience to illustrate your points.
Nursing Theory Applied to Research (graded)
In NR 500, you developed a PICOT question. Select a nursing theory that you find useful in nursing practice. Discuss each of the following selected elements of the PICOT format by applying your selected nursing theory to the element. Be sure to include a scholarly reference 5 yers old.
Population/ Patient Problem: Consider how your selected nursing theory may guide you in selecting the population and/or patient problem
Intervention: Does your selected nursing theory identify a possible intervention? If not, how is your selected intervention consist with your selected nursing theory?
Outcome: How would the outcome of your PICOT study contribute to your selected nursing theory? Would it add new information? Would it confirm some part of the theory?
Course Reflection and Future Application (graded)
Throughout the discussions occurring within NR 501, a common element has been an application of theory. In this our last discussion regarding theory, let’s consider your future practice area
Jean Watson caring theory in the Advance Clinical practice category.
Based upon your self-reflection and use of nursing theory within the discussions and assignments, select ONE nursing theory that you prefer and answer the following questions:
1. Why do you prefer the nursing theory you selected?
2. How can this theory be used in your current practice area (education, executive, advanced clinical practice, informatics, or healthcare policy)?
3. How can this theory be used in your future practice area (education, executive advanced clinical practice, informatics or healthcare policy)?