Early theory development was triggered by research related to questions about
Early theory development was triggered by research related to questions about the practice of nurses educated in different programs for entry into the profession. Study revolved around the question of whether different educational requirements should exist for the various levels of basic preparation due to differences in nursing practice that were the result of these levels of preparation. What is your opinion about the practice issue? Does educational preparation at the diploma, associate, or baccalaureate level result in differences in practice? Guidelines: Support your responses with scholarly academic references using APA style format. Assigned course readings and online library resources are preferred. Weekly lecture notes are designed as overviews to the topic for the respective week and should not serve as a citation or reference. In your discussion question response, provide a substantive response that illustrates a well-reasoned and thoughtful response; is factually correct with relevant scholarly citations,references, and examples that demonstrates a clear connection to the readings. Grading Rubric should be strictly adhered to Grading Criteria Maximum Points Discussion Question Responses: Displays an understanding of the course materials and the underlying concept discussed. Includes course materials and additional scholarly resources to support important points. 15 Participation Responses: Displays an understanding of topic under discussion by affirming statements, asking a related question, or making an oppositional statement. Position must be supported with related evidence. Responds to a minimum of two peers per question. 10 Professional Practice Connection: Demonstrates reflective thought pertaining to personal perspectives and professional development. Reflective statements include a theoretical rationale. 10 Quality of Academic Writing: Written responses are free of grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Citations and references are included and written in the correct APA Style.