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DNP 815 Full Course Discussions GCU New
DNP 815 Topic 1 DQ 1
Read the “Discussion Forum Philosophy” to acquaint yourself with the expectations of doctoral learners posting in the discussion forum. Define the process of theory building. Identify a historical change or event that had significant impact on the development of nursing theory. Discuss the effect of the change/event on nursing from that point forward, the contribution(s) to nursing that resulted, and how it relates now to successfully preparing the DNP for practice. Provide examples and literature support.
DNP 815 Topic 1 DQ 2
Provide one definition and an outline of the structure of theory. Debate the purpose of theory and your perspective on the role theory or the lack of theory in today’s nursing practice environment. What purpose (if any) does theory contribute to your area of nursing practice? Provide examples and literature support.
DNP 815 Topic 2 DQ 1
Discuss the differences in approach based on inductive versus deductive reasoning. Describe how you would build and test theory in your practice area. Provide examples and literature support.
DNP 815 Topic 2 DQ 2
Select a nursing model or theory described in the textbook. What are the key concepts and components of the example you selected, and how are they defined? Create an example describing the application to an area of nursing practice. Provide examples and literature support.
DNP 815 Topic 3 DQ 1
Compare and contrast a minimum of two middle range theories and describe how one of these middle range theories could serve as a foundation for direct practice improvement. Provide examples and literature support.
DNP 815 Topic 3 DQ 2
Conduct a literature search in the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) using the terms middle range theory, mid-range theory, and nursing. Select one of the articles where the development of the middle range theory is the major focus of the paper. Share the article citation and describe how the theory was developed.
DNP 815 Topic 4 DQ 1
Describe a recent or current ethical issue you have faced in nursing practice or which has attained national attention. Discuss the application of ethical theories or principles to the issue. Provide examples and literature support.
DNP 815 Topic 4 DQ 2
Based on your response to Topic 4 DQ 1, provide a decision tree of how you came to the decision of ethical theory application. Table 1: “Checkpoints for Ethical Decision Making” in the article “Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: Applying the Institute for Global Ethics’ Ethical Fitness’ Model to Occupational and Environmental Health Practice Issues” provides a model for guidance.
DNP 815 Topic 5 DQ 1
Learning theories have implications for advanced practice nurses outside the classroom. Share an example describing the application of learning theory or theories to develop a program targeting change to a specific organizational issue, patient lifestyle, or specific unhealthy behaviors. Provide examples and literature support.
DNP 815 Topic 5 DQ 2
Health behavior change theories suggest behavior change as a “process,” not an “event.” How can you put this into action for developing an intervention for practice or research? Discuss how you would apply this in planning your DNP project. Provide examples and literature support.
DNP 815 Topic 6 DQ 1
Discuss “Envisioning Recovery” as an overarching framework for practice development and focus for all health care treatment. Explain your rationale with a minimum of two scholarly sources.
DNP 815 Topic 6 DQ 2
How can the knowledge of economic theory be utilized by advanced practice nurses? How can economic theory be applied in analysis of interventions? Explain your rationale with a minimum of two scholarly sources.
DNP 815 Topic 7 DQ 1
Explain the common characteristics of complex adaptive systems. How can the DNP-prepared nurse apply the concepts of a complex adaptive system to patient care? Provide examples and literature support.
DNP 815 Topic 7 DQ 2
Examine change theories in scholarly literature. Develop a scenario and describe an application of a change theory from the perspective of an advanced practice nurse leader. Explain your rationale with a minimum of two scholarly sources.
DNP 815 Topic 8 DQ 1
Which science-based theories do you think are the most useful to advanced practice nurses, and why?
DNP 815 Topic 8 DQ 2
Explore various science-based theories. Select two theories to describe to your peers. How is each of these theories relevant to application for a DNP-prepared nurse.
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