This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to complete an analysis of a concept found in the nurse practitioner role supported by a nursing theory using an identified process. The assignment fosters analytical thinking related to the selected concept as well as application within the profession.


Description of the Assignment 

This assignment presents a modified method for conducting a concept analysis of one concept that is important and useful to the nurse practitioner role.  The concept for this assignment must be supported by a published nursing theory. The selected concept is identified and then the elements of the analysis process are applied in order to synthesize knowledge for application as demonstrated through the creation of a model case. Theoretical applications of the concept are also discussed. Non-nursing theories may not be used. Scholarly literature is incorporated throughout the analysis.  

Criteria for Content 

  1. Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept
  • Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a dictionary maybe used for this section only)
  • Support from nursing literature is required.

  2. Defining attributes:

  • A minimum of three (3) attributes are required.
  • Support from nursing literature is required.

 Explanation:  An attribute identifies characteristics of a concept.  For this question, the characteristics of the selected nursing concept are identified and discussed. 

  1. Antecedent and Consequence
  • 1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.
  • 1 consequence of the selected nursing concept.
  • Support from nursing literature is required.

Explanation:  An antecedent is an identifiable occurrence that happens before an event. An antecedent precedes a selected nursing concept. A consequence follows or is the result of an event.  The selected consequence follows or is the result of the selected nursing concept.  

  4. Model Case

  • 1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:
    • Definition
    • All identified attributes
  1. Theoretical Applications of the Concept
  • Explain how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory.
  • Support from nursing literature is required.
  1. Reflection
  • Reflect on how the concept analysis findings apply to your advanced nursing practice, specifically as an NP.
  • Self-reflection may be written in first-person.

Solution preview

Concept Analysis


The process of concept analysis is a strategy used in the dissection of a concept to elements that are understandable for it to be made clear for nurses. When there is a lack of clarity in a given concept there are risks in the provision of nursing due to the risk of having a poor interpretation. Concept analysis is therefore critical for the provision of a theoretical framework in scientific knowledge and allows for healthcare providers to be in a position to get the difference of ambiguous concepts and those that are not ambiguous in nursing. Swiger, Vance, and Patrician (2016) argue that concept analysis plays an important role in ensuring that there is the promotion of understanding of concepts by the determination of the defining attributes, the antecedent, as well as the consequences of a certain concept. This paper seeks to present a concept analysis with the concept of being focused on being that of nursing. 

Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept

The concept of nursing has been selected for analysis. Drahošová and Jarošová (2016) define nursing as the process or feeling and the exhibit of concern as well as showing empathy and compassion to others. This is seen in the instance where one shows a positive relationship with the others when one is sensitive to the others, and in the case where one shows concern and willingness to help. 

The concept of nursing in healthcare is of importance in that it helps in the promotion of trust in the health setting and reduces issues of anxiety as argued by Cook and Peden (2017). With nursing concept in the health setting, there is ease in the establishment of communication among the stakeholders and the collection of information on nursing needs is made easier. The concept of nursing is affected by the experience that a nurse has, the healthcare environment, the qualities of the nurses, as well as the professionalism that the nurses have….

(click here to get full solution for only $10)