NUR 502 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
What comparisons can be found between the GCU Mission and Domains/CON Mission and Program Competencies (for your selected specialty track, links located in the Course Materials) with the AACN’s Essentials for Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (link located in the Week 1 Topic Materials)? Explain your rational.
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2
Name one recommendation from the IOM Future of Nursing Report. What is its importance relative to Advanced Practice Nursing? Support your answer.
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
Discuss several aspects of professional communication as it relates to the use of language in terms of form (e.g., clarity, accuracy) and content (culture and/or ethics). Cite the references you used to compose your response (from required readings).
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
What is the role of the Advanced Professional Nurse in creating an ethical practice environment? Respond to this question, based on your selected APN role.
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
Discuss the value of nursing theory to the profession of nursing. Identify one way in which you could use nursing theory to improve your practice (present or future role). Provide a reference for your response.
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
Read the AACN documents for essentials of baccalaureate versus master’s education and identify the competencies that reflect use of theory and knowledge. Compare and contrast the competencies for baccalaureate and master’s level.
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1
Explain, in your own words, the difference between the three paradigms: human needs, interactive, and unitary process. Which of these best fits your philosophy of nursing?
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2
Select one of the grand or middle-range nursing theories. How does the theory demonstrate evidence of the utilization of social, behavioral, or bioscience theories?
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1
All nursing theories are developed in space and time, and are not value free. Select one nursing theorist and explain the factors that influenced development of the theory (history, scientific paradigm, and personal experiences–mentoring, education, practice, other). Provide reference(s) for your response.
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2
Select three theories and compare the definition of person/human being. Comment regarding which definition best fits with your own thinking.
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1
Choose one of the middle-range theories. How could you use this theory to direct care in a nursing unit if you were the manager? Share your results
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2
Choose one of the middle-range theories. What impact would this theory most likely have on your individual practice? Give specific examples.
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1
The influence of consequential ethics as an ethical framework (the greatest good for the greatest number) opposes the ethical principle of deontology (i.e., the rightness of an act itself determines what is right). Both of these impact the nursing profession. Modern social exchange theories are based on the principle of utility. Read the assumptions of social exchange theory and consider how these would affect the nurse-patient relationship, compared to how these impact the nurse within the health care environment. To what extent are all theories ethical? Is social exchange theory compatible with the values of the nursing profession?
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2
Which among the learning theories provided you with new information? How would you apply this in your practice?
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1
1- Individually, comment on at least three reports posted by other CLC teams by the end of Topic 8. Provide substantive comments that include a focus on the application of the theory as a framework for practice (general or specific, basic or advanced).
2- As a group, respond to all posts directed towards your CLC group’s posted report.
NUR 502 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2
Comment on the usefulness of Benner’s work in your present or future role. Provide several examples.