Theory–Practice Gap

Theory–Practice Gap

Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories, and Practice discusses the theory-practice gap in detail in many chapters. As you’ve read throughout the course, there is ongoing discussion about the connection between theory and practice, and the application in day-to-day nursing activities. This assignment is designed to illustrate that although there may be a gap, other factors play an important role in decision-making and each aspect of theory, research, and practice experience are integral to well-rounded patient care.

Click the Paper tab for a link to Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories, and Practice and review Figure 1.4 Correlation: education, science and practice.

Think of a scenario in which theory, research, and practice interact to create good patient outcomes.

Create a visual representation of the theory-practice relationship or gap by replacing the text in the Theory-Practice Gap diagram template.

Write a minimum of 525- to 700-word narrative explanation of your visual representation following the diagram.

Describe the chosen theory, research, and practice guideline or standard.
Explain the relationship between the three and discuss the role each plays in quality patient care in the scenario.
Explain any gaps, such as a lack of research, no practice standard, or no useable theory.
Determine the best course of action for making decisions in the absence of one aspect.
Include documentation of the practice guideline or standard, and your corresponding research, evidence, or literature example.

Cite your research and practice guidelines in-text and on the references page at the end of the template.

Theory for an EBP

Theory for an EBP


In Week 7, students will create a PowerPoint slide show with notes pages to evaluate the use of a theory for an EBP issue or concern. In Week 8, students will create a recording of the presentation for the Peer Discussion thread.

 Criteria for Content

Review literature regarding issues or concerns within your selected nurse practitioner specialty. 

Select a theory or theoretical model which is relevant to your nurse practitioner specialty and would offer a meaningful context for evidence-based practice surrounding the issue or concern which you identified.

In a PowerPoint Presentation, address the following.

Introduction to the presentation

Identify and describe a theory or theoretical model, and explain its relevance to your nurse practitioner specialty.

Describe an issue or concern that is related to your nurse practitioner specialty, and explain its impact on health care outcomes

Explain how the theory or theoretical model can be used as a framework to guide evidence-based practice to address the issue or concern, and discuss the unique insight or perspective offered through the application of this theory or theoretical model.

Conclusion to the presentation


 Preparing the presentation

Submission Requirements

Application: Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create the presentation. Submit as a .ppt or .pptx file.  

Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be 6-8 total slides (excluding title and reference slides). 

Speaker notes should be used and include in-text citations when applicable. Use the Notes Page view feature in PowerPoint to include speaker notes in the file.

A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature sources must be used.

Submission: Submit your PowerPoint file to the Week 7 Dropbox.

 Best Practices in Preparing the Presentation

The following are best practices in preparing this presentation:

Review directions thoroughly.

Follow submission requirements.

Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.

Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

Review the Creating a Professional Presentation located in Course Resources.

Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.

A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature sources must be used. A minimum of 3 scholarly references are used. References should be published within the past 5 years. A primary source (original theory or writings from theorist) may be used, and primary sources may be older than 5 years. Textbooks are not considered scholarly resources.

Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

Nurse practitioners actively engage in the process of translating nursing knowledge into practice, thereby establishing evidence-based approaches within the discipline. Throughout this process, a theoretical framework provides a meaningful context to guide and support the evidence-based practice. The purpose of this assignment is to identify a theory or model which can be used as a framework for a future evidence-based project during your nurse practitioner education

Post Holdings buying Weetabix



There are a variety of business enterprises that aspire to shift their market from the local to international standards in order to increase their level of engagement (DeWit & Meyer, 2010). It is perceived as a source of the outlet to sell their products and services to assorted areas thus increase the profit margin and income as well as acquire a substantial market share in the global market (DeWit & Meyer, 2010). The attainment of such goals is however faced with a myriad of drawbacks involving the implementation of vivacious strategic plans that can be a source of a competitive edge and the potentials of new market penetration (DeWit & Meyer, 2010). The paper shall therefore address the strategic approach that led to the successful acquisition of Weetabix by Post holding and the means of acquiring a competitive edge against competitors (Ramakrishnan (2010); Gupta & Gerchak (2002).  Acquisition can imply to the process of taking over the operations of a business enterprise with the ultimate objective of enhancing the growth of the two business enterprises (Mittal & Jain, 2012) and Ramakrishnan, 2010).

LG Electronics winds down mobile phone businesses

LG Electronics winds down mobile phone businesses

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc said on Monday it will wind down its loss-making mobile division – a move that is set to make it the first major Smartphone brand to completely withdraw from the market.

Its decision to pull out will leave its 10 per cent share in North America, where it is the number 3 brand, to be gobbled up by Smartphone titans Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics.

The division has logged nearly six years of losses totaling some $4.5 billion, and dropping out of the fiercely competitive sector would allow LG to focus on growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices and smart homes, it said in a statement.

In better times, LG was early to market with a number of cell phone innovations including ultra-wide angle cameras and was once in 2013 the world’s third-largest Smartphone manufacturer behind Samsung and Apple.

But later, its flagship models suffered from both software and hardware mishaps which combined with slower software updates saw the brand steadily slip in favour. Analysts have also criticised the company for lack of expertise in marketing compared to Chinese rivals.

Currently its global share is only about 2 per cent. It shipped 23 million phones last year which compares with 256 million for Samsung, according to research provider Counterpoint.

In addition to North America, it does have a sizeable presence in Latin America, where it ranks as the number 5 brand.

“In South America, Samsung and Chinese companies such as Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are expected to benefit in the low to mid-end segment,” said Park Sung-soon, an analyst at Cape Investment & Securities.

While other well-known mobile brands such as Nokia, HTC and Blackberry have also fallen from lofty heights, they have yet to disappear completely.

LG’s smartphone division – the smallest of its five divisions, accounting for about 7 per cent of revenue – is expected to be wound down by July 31.

In South Korea, the division’s employees will be moved to other LG Electronics businesses and affiliates while elsewhere decisions on employment will be made at the local level.

LG will provide service support and software updates for customers of existing mobile products for a period of time which will vary by region, it added.

Talks to sell part of the business to Vietnam’s Vingroup fell through due to differences about terms, sources with knowledge of the matter have said.

Comparing French film industry and American film industry Presentation/PPT

Comparing French film industry and American film industry Presentation/PPT

Format:      APA

Pages:        0 pages ( 0 words, Double spaced

Slides:        11

Academic level:  Undergraduate. (yrs 1-2)

Subject or discipline:  Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Title: Writer’s choice

Number of sources:     3

Paper instructions:      

Topic: Comparing French film industry and American film industry

Submit the FINAL Power Point on time.

*The final requires research as reflected in the notes which accompany the visuals.

*A minimum of 11 slides.

*the outline submitted last week is the structure of your final.

Remember that your textbook is a good reference and starting point.

Federal Aviation Act of 1958

Federal Aviation Act of 1958


Answer the following questions in paragraph form. Do not use one word answers or lists. Do not use sentence fragments. Proof-read and check your grammar and spelling. You will likely have to search the internet and/or EU library to find your answers. While I am not requiring you to cite your sources for this assignment; simply cut-and-paste your responses from other sources is prohibited. I will know if you do. Read the information, and then think about it enough to be comfortable answering in your own words. Additionally, I ask that you stick to reputable sources for your information. Use your best judgment. If you limit your searches to .gov, .org, .edu domains you will be reasonably assured that your sources are legitimate.

  • What issues influenced United States Congress to pass the Federal Aviation Act of 1958?
  • In your educated opinion, why was control of navigable airspace in the United States not given to the military?
  • Describe, in your own words, the mission of the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • What are Executive Orders?
  • Define the term” Rules Making “ as it applies to Federal Aviation Regulations.

Category (Subject Area): Aviation Assigned

Pages (Word Count):   2 Pages (550 Words) Number of Sources:       Referencing style:          MLA

Human Resource Manager – unionization

Human Resource Manager – unionization

Subject:     Management

Pages         1 (275 Words)

Sources      3

Paper details

You are the Human Resources manager for large distribution site. Your recent employee opinion survey indicated that overall, employees felt that this was a good place to work. However, recent downturns in the economy have resulted in the loss of large contracts, which provided a significant portion of the company’s revenue. One of the impacts from this loss in revenue is that the company will be unable to provide annual COLA or merit increases for the first time in more than 15 years. You have heard rumors from employees close to you that there is talk about efforts to unionize. What guidelines will you develop for supervisors to successfully respond to employee questions about unionization? What can your supervisors say or do that is legally permissible in this situation?

The thread must include a Scripture reference and at least 2 scholarly sources, plus the text

Moral Reparation and Final Assignment Review

Moral Reparation and Final Assignment Review

Review the assigned readings to prepare for this discussion.


  • From a Christian worldview perspective, what role does moral repair and reconciliation play in the health and growth of diverse communities? 
  • How should you apologize? Why is it important?
  • Present a summary of your assignment and post your final assignment to share with your colleagues. 

Discussion Requirements

  • Initial Posts: 250-350 words

English 1302 commercial to analyze for media analysis essay

English 1302 commercial you have chosen to analyze for you media analysis essay

Work type: Discussion Essay

Format:      Not applicable

Pages:       1 pages (275 words, Double-spaced)

Academic level:  Undergraduate. (yrs 1-2)

Subject or discipline:   Other : English 1302 commercial you have chosen to analyze for you media analysis essay

Title: Writer’s choice

Number of sources:    0

Paper instructions:     

For this discussion board, you will post a link to the commercial you have chosen to analyze for you media analysis essay. Your commercial needs to be less than TEN YEARS OLD. Then you will answer the following questions about your commercial. These questions are similar to the ones you answered over the Doritos commercial. This discussion board is the beginning of your paper.

What myth, value, or belief did you find in the commercial? You might list more than one if you have not decided which one to use.

What is your tentative thesis statement?

What evidence are you going to use from the commercial to prove your thesis/claim statement (you might list ethnicity, behaviors or actions of the characters,dialogue, the storyline itself, the background, things or people who are missing and why, etc.)?

Finally, what are the consequences of reinforcing that myth, value, or belief in society?

This discussion board is helping you write your media analysis essay. So please take it seriously! This post is the beginning of your analysis process!

Don’t forget that you have to respond to at least two of your peers (you may respond to more). When responding, please help anyone who is struggling. If you don’t see a clear claim, see if you can help the student by offering up suggestions for improvement. Please keep your comments as positive as possible. This is a very difficult assignment, and it may take some students more than one time to “get it.” If someone is WAY off, I’ll let him or her know. This forum is to allow you to help each other and get possible other ideas. So keep it positive!

Appearance and Weight Discrimination

Appearance and Weight Discrimination

Several EEOC cases have been filed concerning the physical appearance of employees. Court decisions consistently have allowed employers to set dress codes and appearance standards as long as they are applied uniformly. For example, establishing a dress code for women but not for men has been ruled discriminatory. Also, employers should be cautious when enforcing dress standards for female employees whose religions prescribe appropriate and inappropriate dress and appearance standards. Some individuals have brought cases of employment discrimination based on height or weight. Employers must link any weight or height requirements to specific job functions.

Complying with this complex array of regulations requires diligence and careful recordkeeping. Appendix G provides details on the EEO enforcement process, information about records retention, and the investigation process.