To receive credit, you must complete the competency assessment. You may contact your professor if you have any questions.
This competency assessment (CA) assesses your level of performance on the specific Outcome(s) that are the focus of this module. The CA requires you to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding, and proficiency of the Outcome(s). Be sure to use the other activities in this module prior to attempting the CA. You may attempt the CA multiple times within the term. However, the CA must be completed successfully by the end of the term to earn credit. Refer to your Syllabus for additional information regarding the number of attempts permitted.
Be sure to review the Competency Assessment Rubric to understand the criteria on which you will be evaluated.
Instructors will provide feedback on the CA. If you expect to receive feedback, revise, and resubmit this CA near the end of the term, be sure to follow the guidelines and deadlines for submission in your Syllabus.
Please refer to your Syllabus for additional competency assessment requirements.
This competency assessment assesses the following Outcome(s):
MN502M1-1: Apply a conceptual framework focused on advanced nursing roles.
Nursing science is developed through the work of nurse scientists and theorists who describe and explain what nursing is and what nurses do. Important to the development of nursing science are the foundational structures of nursing:
- The metaparadigm of nursing
- Nursing metatheory and nursing philosophies
- Nursing theories, which range from all-encompassing conceptual frameworks and macro grand theories to micro level theories used in practice.
Conceptual frameworks and grand theories of nursing, which are more abstract, give the disciple a unique perspective of the metaparadigm concepts and provide a path for more concrete theory development.
In this assessment, you are going to locate a conceptual framework or grand theory that you could use in advanced nursing practice. After explaining it, you will then describe how your chosen conceptual framework or grand theory of nursing relates to each of the metaparadigm concepts of person/client, nurse, health, and environment as described by the theorist. Lastly, you will apply the conceptual framework or grand theory to advanced nursing roles. In particular, how does this conceptual framework or grand nursing theory apply to advanced nursing practice, education, and research?
- Introduce the reader to the content of this paper with an introductory paragraph.
- Briefly describe the conceptual framework or grand nursing theory.
- Briefly describe the metaparadigm of nursing.
- Explain how the metaparadigm concepts are used by the theorist in the conceptual framework or grand nursing theory.
- Project how this conceptual framework or grand nursing theory can be used in advanced nursing roles.
- Finish your paper with a concluding paragraph.
Minimum Submission Requirements
- Proper notification of any resubmission, repurposing, or reworking of prior work per the Purdue Global Student Coursework Resubmission, Repurposing, and Reworking Policy Resource.
- This assessment should be a Microsoft Word document and contain 3–4 pages of content in addition to the title and reference pages.
- Five (5) credible sources of support are required. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
- Use APA 7th Edition for format and style.
- Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions.
- Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.
- Your submission should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
- Your submission must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
- Review the writing resources for APA 7th edition formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
If the work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned for revision. If the work submitted does not meet the minimum submission requirements by the end of the term, you will receive a failing score.
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Competency Assessment Rubric