Nursing Theory


For this discussion, choose one of the four shared theories or models (Knowles Theory of Adult Learning, Prochaska and DiClemente’s Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, Bandura’s Social Learning Theory, or Maslow’s Human Motivation and Hierarchy of Basic Human Needs from Week 8’s Learning Materials) as the focus of your initial post.

Please respond to the following prompt:

Applying your selected model to your primary care specialty, describe how you would use the model in intervening with a patient-care problem focusing on assessment, counseling, and teaching (for example: PNP: Adolescents with Type One diabetes; Women’s Health: Mothers with postpartum depression; Adult Geriatric NP: Older widower coping with their spouse’s death).

Your initial post should contain two to three (2–3) paragraphs with three to four 3–4 sentences per paragraph. The post should integrate a minimum of three readings and/or other evidence-based research articles no more than three years old and use APA formatting for citations and references.

When responding to at least two peers, apply your selected theory to the patient-care problem of two of your colleagues who chose a different theory or model using a minimum of two scholarly references formatted per APA style.

Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.

Provides clear examples supported by course content and references.

Cites three or more references, using at least one new scholarly resource that was not provided in the course materials.

All instruction requirements noted.

Offers both supportive and alternative viewpoints to the discussion, using two or more scholarly references per peer post. Post provides additional value to the conversation.

All instruction requirements noted.