Analysis Concept

Description I. Purpose This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to complete a concept analysis of a concept found in a nursing theory using the Walker and Avant (2014) process. The assignment fosters analytical thinking related to the selected concept as well as application within the profession. II. Outcomes Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to: Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. Communicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for the use of a theory in nursing practice. Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application of a theory to nursing practice. III. Description of the Assignment This assignment presents a modified method for conducting a concept analysis of ONE concept found in a nursing theory. The source of the concept for this assignment must be a published nursing theory. The selected concept is identified and then the elements of the analysis process are applied in order to synthesize knowledge for application within the model and alternative cases. Non-nursing theories may NOT be used. The paper concludes with a synthesis of the student’s new knowledge about the concept. The scholarly literature is incorporated throughout the analysis. Only the elements identified in this assignment should be used for this concept analysis.