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NR501 Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice

Week 8 Quiz   

Question 1A statement of beliefs and values about human beings and their world is:

An assumption


A concept


 A hypothesis


 A philosophy


Question 2A set of logically interrelated concepts, statements, propositions, and definitions supported by data, testing, and verification to account for or characterize some phenomena is called:


An assumption


 A construct


 A model


 A theory


Question 3__________ is a theory that has been developed by another discipline (not nursing) but may be adapted to use in nursing and other fields


Borrowed theory


 Grand theory


 Middle range theory


No answer text provided.


 Question 4The most abstract and general component of the structural hierarchy of nursing knowledge is called:


A construct


 A metaparadigm


A model


No answer text provided.


 Question 5A theory that has been developed by a nurse to account for a phenomenon or concern related to nursing is:


A conceptual model


 A hypothesis


 A nursing theory


A worldview


 Question 6The nursing paradigm identifies four concepts of interest to the nursing profession. These four concepts are:


Concepts, definitions, relationships, and assumptions


 The person, health, environment/situation, and nursing


 The individual, groups, situations, and interests specific to nursing


 Description, explanation, prediction, and prescription of an interrelationship of nursing


 Question 7A group of theories that are broad in scope, complex, and provide broad and abstract views about nursing are called:


A grand theory


   A metatheory


A middle range theory


 No answer text provided.


 Question 8A group of theories that are more limited in scope, less abstract, reflect practice, and addresses a specific phenomenon are called:


A grand theory


A metatheory


 A middle range theory


No answer text provided.


Question 9 A central construct in nursing would be:










  Question 10What do the following theories written by Watson, Swanson, Duffy, Boykin & Schoenhofer, and Hall have in common?


They focus on adaptation


  They focus on care and caring


 They focus on comfort of the person/client


 They focus on cultural care diversity and universality


 Question 11An example of a nursing theory would be:


Benner’s Novice to Expert theory


 Erikson’s developmental theory


 Lewin’s change theory


 Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs theory


 Question 12True or False: Concepts are words or phrases that refer to or describe a phenomenon.






Question 13Nursing theory influences nursing practice by:


   Specifying actions or interventions to be provided


 Identifying which professional nurse should provide care


 Allowing for variation in provision of care


 Enabling professional nursing to practice in isolation of the healthcare team


Question 14Which type of nursing practice theory would a nurse be more likely to choose to manage specific situations or issues in the practice setting?


Mercer’s Maternal Role Attainment theory


Ruland & Morre’s Peaceful End of Life theory


 Lorig’s Chronic Disease Self-Management theory


All of the above


 None of the above


Question 15The nurse is caring for a client who is struggling with increased intracranial pressure. The nurse makes sure the client has water to drink, has voided recently, and the room is quiet and dark. Which theory is demonstrated here?


Orem’s self-care deficit theory


 Henderson’s need theory


 Kolcaba’s comfort theory


 Fawcett’s environmental theory


 Question 16Match the nursing theorist to their nursing theory.


Self-care defecit


Focus on interpersonal relationships


 Focus on goal attainment


 Focus on humanistic science of nursing


 General Systems Theory


 Question 17A nursing student in a graduate research course is exploring the reasons for using theory in nursing practice? Which statement represents the best answer(s) to this questions? Select all that apply.


Improving client outcomes


 Renewing and updating practice


 Enhancing quality of health care


 Advancing the image of nursing in society


 Giving direction to nurses to determine the effectiveness of interventions


 Question 18A nurse is working with a client who has gained weight and experienced increased blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels in response to caring for his wife who has Alzheimer disease. The effect of the spouse’s illness on the client is most related to which central concept of nursing?










Question 19Match the theorist and the theory


Model of skill acquisition (Novice to Expert)


 Synergy model for patient care


 Theory of self-care and chronic illness


 Postpartum depression theory


Theory of caregiver stress


 Question 20Which assertion best describes the current state of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing?


   EBP in nursing has been fully realized and implemented.


EBP in nursing has been rejected in favor of other approaches.


 EBP in nursing is waning in emphasis and was never fully implemented.


 EBP in nursing is growing in emphasis, but its implementation is lagging behind.


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