The goal of this assignment is to describe, evaluate, and discuss the application of a nursing grand or mid-range theory. This assignment also allows the learner to connect theory and research to nursing phenomena. Learners will write an 8-10 page paper (excluding the title page and references) in APA format that addresses the elements listed below.

Name and Background of the Theory/Author


Choose a Grand or Mid-Range Theory based on your practice setting.


1. Describe the theorist’s background in detail and discuss how their experiences influenced the development of the theory.


2. Look for important references to the theorist’s original and/or current work, as well as other authors writing about the selected theory.


3. Determine the phenomenon or problems addressed by the theory.

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