Theory and Reasoning in Nursing

Professional Development :

1. Select a theory from one of the science courses you have taken and demonstrate how it can be used to describe, explain, predict, influence, or control a nursing

situation. (Please make sure that this essay has a minimum of 500 words and a minimum of 2 PEER REVIEW references). References need to be between 2010-2014 (4 years

old).

2. Using a nursing research journal, select an article and try to identify the theoretical components (ideas, concepts, and propositions) within it. Determine how its

theoretical components can be used to facilitate understanding and to explain, predict, influence, and control a nursing situation. ((Please make sure that this essay

has a minimum of 500 words and a minimum of 2 PEER REVIEW references). References need to be between 2010-2014 (4 years old).

3. Apply the “reasoning by inquiry” process to a nursing situation that you have encountered. In doing so, identify the following:
Concepts
Relationships
Operationalized definitions
Variables
Assumptions
Inquiry questions
Which of the following were appropriate outcomes of the reasoning processes used in resolving the problem? Why and how were they appropriate?

Identifying
Relating
Understanding
Explaining
Predicting
Influencing
Controlling
((Please make sure that this essay has a minimum of 500 words and a minimum of 2 PEER REVIEW references). References need to be between 2010-2014 (4 years old).