Concept Analysis Paper
In this paper you will demonstrate scholarly, graduate school level writing and critical analysis of existing nursing knowledge. Your final paper will be 7–10 pages (excluding title page and references), using APA format with at least 8–10 scholarly nursing sources of information.
For your final submission, you will take a concept of interest (“trauma” will be the concept of interest) to you and develop it into a final concept analysis paper. You may select a single word (concept) that you have wondered about or discovered in your readings.
The Unit 9 Assignment will focus solely upon the discipline of nursing with the inclusion of nursing scholarly sources to substantiate the literature review. Locate evidenced-based articles (based on research studies in nursing) that use the concept or discuss the concept.
For this paper you will:
• Identify the concept and purpose for studying the concept.
• Describe reasons for this concept being of interest to nursing and its body of knowledge.
• Define the attributes of the concept and relevant uses.
• Provide a summary of the concept as described in each article with examples of how the term was defined.
• Provide the theoretical and operational definition of the concept based on the review of literature. (Theoretical is pure definition and operational is how it is used in practice.)
• Apply the concept as it relates to your practice (medical floor or also known as medical surgical floor) and how you will use this concept in the future.
• Describe the value of these concept analyses to your understanding of nursing knowledge.
Describes the concept and purpose of studying the concept in a well-developed paragraph.
Thoroughly describes multiple reasons with good rationale in a well-developed paragraph.
Describes all pertinent defining attributes of the concept, using nursing and other literature in a well-developed paragraph.
Provides review of literature for a minimum of 8 to 10 scholarly articles that discuss or define the concept; literature review findings are summarized.
Provides a theoretical and operational definition of the concept in a well-developed paragraph.
Provides an application of the concept to your own practice model in a well-developed paragraph.
Describes value of concept analyses to student’s development in a well-developed paragraph.
Text, title page, and references page are consistent with APA format.
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly.
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed.
Assignment is spellchecked and proofread.
Overall style is consistent with that expected of formal, professional work.