Critique Nursing’s Conceptual Models, Grand Theories, and Mid-Range Theories

Critique Nursing’s Conceptual Models, Grand Theories, and Mid-Range Theories

The development of nursing knowledge is an ongoing process. Discuss the case for the ongoing development and use of nursing grand theories and conversely, make a case for the obsolescence of nursing grand theories for today’s practice and research. Explain how to address the student learning outcome: Critique nursing’s conceptual models, grand theories and mid-range theories.


The student provides in-depth coverage of discussion topic (s), outstanding clarity, and explanation of concepts demonstrated in the information presented; approaches the weekly discussion with depth and breadth, without redundancy, using clear and focused details. The posting directly addresses key issues, questions, or problems related to the topic of discussion. The posting applies course concepts with examples learned from the material provided during the weekly reading or other relevant examples from the clinical practice; the student is showing applied knowledge and understanding of the topic. Also,

the posting offers original and thoughtful insight, synthesis, or observation that demonstrates a strong understanding of the concepts and ideas pertaining to the discussion topic (use of examples). The student’s initial thread response is rich in critical thinking and full of thought, insight, and analysis; the argument is clear and concise.

The student uses a style and voice that are not only appropriate to the given audience and purpose, but that also shows originality and creativity. Word choice is specific, purposeful, dynamic, and varied. Free of mechanical and typographical errors. A variety of sentence structures are used. The student is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

The student provides robust support from credible, current (less than five years old), and relevant scholarly references (at least two) in USA. The supporting evidence meets or exceeds the minimum number of required scholarly references.

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