NU500-8B-Unit 6 Discussion 1 – Theory, Research, And Practice

  • Complete a library search for a nursing research article from a peer-reviewed nursing journal that uses a grand or middle-range nursing theory as the theoretical framework for a research study in the practice setting.
  • Present the article and describe how the nursing theory was used to guide the research study.
  • Discuss how application of theoretical frameworks and models can strengthen nursing research studies and promote theory-based practice within the nursing profession.
  • Be sure to supplement your discussion with personal and professional experiences.
  • Attach the article to your initial discussion post.

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis and include peer-reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Minimum of two references

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Unit 6 Required Resources


Please view the following two videos or powerpoint presentations. They are offered in two formats for your viewing preference.


  • National Institute of Nursing Research (Links to an external site.) – The NINR is one of the leading institutes of Nursing Research. Click the link and learn more. Key topics areas include:
    • Promoting Health and Preventing Disease
    • Improving Quality of Life
    • Eliminating Health Disparities
    • Setting Directions for End-of-Life Research
  • National Institute of Health (Links to an external site.) – Nurses participate in all forms of medical research. Check out emerging studies at the NIH. What’s happening in your specialty?
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.). AHRQ (Links to an external site.). [Website]. Retrieved from
  • Purdue University. (2018). Evidence based practice: EBP websites (Links to an external site.). [Website]. Retrieved from
  • Cochrane Library. (2019). Cochrane Library (Links to an external site.). [Website]. Retrieved from
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