Choose a clinical situation in your specialty and create a theory from your observations. Identify and define the concepts involved and the proposition between them. For example, a surgical unit nurse may have observed that elevating the head of the bed for an abdominal surgery patient reduces complaints of pain. The concepts are head of the bed and pain. The proposition is that changing one will change the other. Raising the head of the bed decreases pain. Use current literature to define your concepts.
- Length: A minimum of 250 words, not including references
- Citations: At least one high-level scholarly reference in APA format from within the last 5 years