Identify the structural components of the selected theory: a. Describe the purpose of the theory (descriptive, explain, predictive etc.).

Identify the structural components of the selected theory: a. Describe the purpose of the theory (descriptive, explain, predictive etc.).

Identify the structural components of the selected theory: a. Describe the purpose of the theory (descriptive, explain, predictive etc.). 150 150 Nyagu

Assignment 1: Theory Analysis (25 points)
There are various methods used to evaluate a theory. One method of synthesized theory analysis includes the components of Theory
Description, Theory Analysis, and Theory Evaluation. To determine the value, worth, and significance of a theory, the entire theory
must be evaluated.
Assignment Criteria:
1. Choose one (1) middle range theory or interdisciplinary theory from the list of theorists. If an interdisciplinary theory is chosen,
email the instructor for approval.
2. Identify the structural components of the selected theory:
a. Describe the purpose of the theory (descriptive, explain, predictive etc.).
b. Explain the scope of the theory (middle, interdisciplinary).
c. Identify the major concepts and major propositions.
d. Explain the major assumptions.
3. Identify the functional components of the selected theory:
a. Describe the theoretical and operation definitions.
b. Analyze the logical organization of the theory.
c. Identify the stated outcomes or consequences.
4. Identify the evaluation components of the selected theory. How is the theory evaluated in research?
a. Discuss how the theory is congruent with nursing standards.
b. Describe the validity and relevance of the theory.
c. Discuss the implications for nursing related to implementation of the theory.
5. Discuss how the theory contributes to the discipline of nursing.
6. The scholarly paper should be written clearly and concisely providing comprehensive details about the subject or topic of
discussion.
7. The paper should consist of five (5) to eight (8) pages excluding the title and reference pages.
8. Use level one and level two headings (see APA page 62 to review levels of heading).
9. Write the paper in third person, not first person. This means do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’ statements.
10. Use at least four (4) references from professional peer-reviewed nursing journals to support the paper. References should be from
scholarly peer-reviewed journals (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory).
11. APA format is required (attention to font, spacing, spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).
12. Submit the assignment to Turnitin prior to the final submission, review the originality report, and make any needed changes.
13. Submit by the posted due date.

Choose one (1) middle range theory from this list. If you choose an interdisciplinary theory, please email the instructor for approval.
• Barrett’s power theory
• Duffy’s quality-caring model
• Eriksson’s theory of caritative caring
• Falk-Rafael’s critical caring theory
• Kolcaba’s comfort theory
• Liehr and Smith’s story theory
• Locsin’s technological competency as caring in nursing
• Meleis’ transitions theory
• Ray’s theory of bureaucratic caring
• Reed’s theory of self-transcendence
• Roy adaptation model
• Smith’s theory of unitary caring
• Swanson caring theory
• Troutman-Jordan’s theory of successful aging