Week 5 discussion
DQ1 Application of Borrowed Theories to Advanced Nursing
Explicate a selected borrowed theory that you already know
or one that you read about in this week’s lecture, readings or other materials.
Provide an example of how this theoretical perspective has been used to frame
nursing knowledge, care or leadership in any health care setting.
List the concepts that constitute the theory and
Describe the relevance of those concepts to your advancing nursing
knowledge and practice.
In other words, you would not describe Maslow’s theory as it
relates to an entry-level, new graduate nursing assessment, but you could
consider how an advanced practice nurse, working on his or her doctoral degree
would use that theory to improve patient outcomes, quality and safety, access
Similarly you could talk about how using Albert Bandura’s
Self Efficacy concept facilitates more effective intervention in smoking
DQ2 Scholarship of Evidence-based Practice
Describe at least two examples of how EBP scholarship is
demonstrated either by you personally or by someone in your practice
environment. Include in your example descriptions, which type of scholarship
the example represents.
Recall from your lesson that the types of scholarship
include (a) discovery, (b) teaching or (c) application and integration. Which
type of scholarship do you think that your DNP project will be? Why do you
Further, projects can be categorized into (a) quality
improvements, (b) implementing practice guidelines, (c) evaluating practice
processes and policy, or (d) examining patterns of behavior.
Thinking about these categories of scholarship and project
type, how would you describe your potential project?