This is the first part of your final paper and should include (10 points)
Present nursing situation: you should consider what is the issue of concern?
For example the phenomenon of fear; how does this relate to the nursing situation. 4
Perhaps this is a patient who is concerned he/she may have COVID-19 and has expressed this concern. Even though you are not evaluating a theory at this point you should consider what theory could guide practice? if a PhD student what theory could guide a study exploring fear of impending diagnosis?
The introduction will guide the rest of your paper, but as stated you should consider a theory. For DNP students should choose a middle range theory and PhD students can choose a theory that can provide the framework for a research study.
Next consider the health problem, so using the above example the health problem is COVID-19 why is this a problem and why would someone fear having a positive diagnosis?
You must discuss the best available evidence which means having statistics that support that this is a health problem. If fear is the phenomenon you can discuss fear, what is fear and why would this be important to consider
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This part of the paper is 2-4 pages in length
Relates to advance practice nursing 1 point
Congruent with health problem identified 1 point
Health problem/why a problem
Presentation of health problem 2 points
Supportive evidence of why this is problem and the significance to advance practice nursing 2 points
Phenomenon is described 2 points
Theory identified (evaluation of the theory will be done in paper two)
state name of theory and that will provide a framework for application of interventions to practice and/or clinical DNP project (research if PhD student) 1 point
APA format, grammar: 1 point
Total points 10