Analyze the efficacy of contemporary nursing theories in relation to your healthcare setting and comment on how theories influence your practice.

Discussion Question Answers: Demonstrates comprehension of the course materials and the underlying concept discussed. Includes course materials as well as additional scholarly resources to back up key points.

Participation Responses: Demonstrates understanding of the topic at hand by affirming statements, asking a related question, or making an opposing statement. The position must be supported by relevant evidence. Responds to at least two peers per question.

Professional Practice Connection: Exhibits reflective thought about personal perspectives and professional development. A theoretical rationale is included in reflective statements.

Academic Writing Quality: Written responses are free of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors. Citations and references are included and formatted according to APA guidelines.