As a master’s prepared nurse, how would you initiate the use of your selected theory in your practice setting?

As a master’s prepared nurse, how would you initiate the use of your selected theory in your practice setting?

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Often the lines are blurred between grand and mid-range theories. Leininger, for example, is considered to be both a grand and a mid-range theorist, depending on the opinions of those who are reviewing her theory. Mid-range theories tend to focus on specific practical concerns of nurses in particular settings and do not encompass nursing as a discipline. Having a more limited scope than grand nursing theories, their relationship with specific aspects of practice, can be seen as a bridge between grand theory and nursing practice.

  1. Summarize either Leininger’s or Swanson’s nursing theory. Provide an example of how this theory can be applied to practice.
  2. Review a mid-range theory that has relevance to your own practice. Discuss how it informs or is reflected in your work environment. Consider the origins of this theory and how it has been implemented in current practice.
  3. As a master’s prepared nurse, how would you initiate the use of your selected theory in your practice setting? As a nurse leader, how would you assist others in seeing the benefit of applying your selected theory in the practice setting?
  4. Read each of your colleagues’ postings.
  5. Respond to your colleagues following the criteria found in the MSN Academic Information and Policies section of the MSN Handbook.
  6. Respond to your colleagues following the criteria found in the MSN Academic Information and Policies section of the MSN Handbook. The grading rubric defining criteria for a 5-point post versus a 1-point post is also located in the same section of the MSN Handbook, as well as in Appendix A in the course files. (NOTE: If you did not receive a feedback post by Day 6 at 11:59 pm CST and are unable to post a response post, you may submit another feedback post to a peer so that you have a total of at least 3 posts in each discussion.)

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