Creating a Concept Map

Assignment: Creating a Concept Map

This Assignment, due by Day 5 of Week 5, provides an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the conceptual components of a theory. Building on this week’s Discussion, you will build a concept map to express the linkages and interrelationships of the concepts in the middle range theory you have selected.

To prepare:

  • Explore the various concept maps presented in Chapter 7 of The Practice of Nursing Research, as well as the Cooper and Veo articles.
  • Using the information presented in the Learning Resources as a guide, consider the linkages and interrelationships of the conceptual concepts for the theory you identified for this week’s Discussion. What relational statements could be articulated?

By Day 5 of Week 5 (6/30/17)

  • Create a concept map demonstrating the linkages and interrelationships of the theoretical concepts. Include a clear problem and purpose statement. Express relational statements linking the concepts, literally and diagrammatically. You may use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or another software application of your choice; however, if you use a product that is not part of the Microsoft Office Suite, you must be able to save it as a PDF.
  • Include references from the literature to support your work.

Include an Introduction, a purpose statement, and a summary. Please follow the steps in the sample concept map assignment attached! Include a minimum of 4 reference from the list below, paper must be in APA format.

Required Readings

McEwin, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Chapter 4, “Theory Development: Structuring Conceptual Relationships in Nursing”

 Chapter 4 discusses theory development and examines the components of theories: concepts, theoretical statements, assumptions, and model development. In addition, the interrelationship between theory, research, and practice is examined.

Chapter 6, “Overview of Grand Nursing Theories”

 Chapter 6 presents an overview of grand theories and how they have influenced nursing practice and research.

Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

Review Chapter 8, “Frameworks”

Cooper, E. (2009). Creating a culture of professional development: A milestone pathway tool for registered nurses. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40(11), 501–508.

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

 This article describes how a culture of professional development is found to have a positive impact on nurse retention and satisfaction, creating a culture of professional development.

Perkins, M., Jensen, P., Jaccard, J., Gollwitzer, P., Oettingen, G., Pappadopulos, E., & Hoagwood, K. (2007). Applying theory-driven approaches to understanding and modifying clinicians’ behavior: what do we know? Psychiatric Services, 58(3), 342–348. doi:10.1176/

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

 This article provides an examination of theory-driven approaches for understanding a clinician’s behavior through the analysis of their attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control.

Rushing, A. M. (2008). The unitary life pattern of persons experiencing serenity in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Advances in Nursing Science, 31(3), 198–2 10.

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.This article discusses a research study that utilizes Newman’s grand theory as a part of its theoretical framework.

Veo, P. (2010). Concept mapping for applying theory to nursing practice. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 26(1), 17–22. doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181cc2d6f

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

 This article explores the use of concept mapping as a tool used to apply theory into daily nursing practices.

Woods, N. F., & Magyary, D. L. (2010). Translational research: Why nursing’s   interdisciplinary collaboration is essential. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 24(1), 9–24. doi:10.1891/1541-6577.24.1.9

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

 This article focuses on the use of translation research within the nursing profession and strategies for nursing leadership to apply translation practices.

Optional Resources

Panniers, T. L., Feuerbach, R. D., & Soeken, K. L. (2003). Methods in informatics: Using data derived from a systematic review of health care texts to develop a concept map for use in the neonatal intensive care setting. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 36(4–5), 232–239. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2003.09.010

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.