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NR501 Week 8: Nursing Theory Quiz

Week 8: Nursing Theory Quiz

Question 1

A statement of beliefs and values about human beings and their world is:

An assumption

A concept

A hypothesis

A philosophy

Question 2

A set of logically interrelated concepts, statements, propositions, and definitions supported by data, testing, and verification to account for or characterize some phenomena is called:

An assumption

A construct

A model

A theory

Question 3

__________ is a theory that has been developed by another discipline (not nursing) but may be adapted to use in nursing and other fields

Borrowed theory

Grand theory

Middle range theory

No answer text provided.

Question 4

The most abstract and general component of the structural hierarchy of nursing knowledge is called:

A construct

A metaparadigm

A model

No answer text provided.


Question 5

A theory that has been developed by a nurse to account for a phenomenon or concern related to nursing is:

A conceptual model

A hypothesis

A nursing theory

A worldview

Question 6

The nursing paradigm identifies four concepts of interest to the nursing profession. These four concepts are:

Concepts, definitions, relationships, and assumptions

The person, health, environment/situation, and nursing

The individual, groups, situations, and interests specific to nursing

Question 7

A group of theories that are broad in scope, complex, and provide broad and abstract views about nursing are called:

A grand theory

A metatheory

A middle range theory


A group of theories that are more limited in scope, less abstract, reflect practice, and addresses a specific phenomenon are called:

A grand theory

A metatheory

A middle range theory

Question 9

A central construct in nursing would be:





Question 10

What do the following theories written by Watson, Swanson, Duffy, Boykin & Schoenhofer, and Hall have in common?

They focus on adaptation

They focus on care and caring

They focus on comfort of the person/client

They focus on cultural care diversity and universality

Question 11

An example of a nursing theory would be:

Benner’s Novice to Expert theory

Erikson’s developmental theory

Lewin’s change theory

Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs theory

Question 12

True or False: Concepts are words or phrases that refer to or describe a phenomenon.



Question 13

Nursing theory influences nursing practice by:

Specifying actions or interventions to be provided

Identifying which professional nurse should provide care

Allowing for variation in provision of care

Enabling professional nursing to practice in isolation of the healthcare team

Question 14

Which type of nursing practice theory would a nurse be more likely to choose to manage specific situations or issues in the practice setting?

Mercer’s Maternal Role Attainment theory

Ruland & Morre’s Peaceful End of Life theory

Lorig’s Chronic Disease Self-Management theory

All of the above

None of the above

Question 15

The nurse is caring for a client who is struggling with increased intracranial pressure. The nurse makes sure the client has water to drink, has voided recently, and the room is quiet and dark. Which theory is demonstrated here?

Orem’s self-care deficit theory

Henderson’s need theory

Kolcaba’s comfort theory

Fawcett’s environmental theory

Question 16

Match the nursing theorist to their nursing theory.

Self-care defecit

Focus on interpersonal relationships

Focus on goal attainment

Focus on humanistic science of nursing

General Systems Theory


Question 17

A nursing student in a graduate research course is exploring the reasons for using theory in nursing practice? Which statement represents the best answer(s) to this questions? Select all that apply.

Improving client outcomes

Renewing and updating practice

Enhancing quality of health care

Advancing the image of nursing in society

Giving direction to nurses to determine the effectiveness of interventions


Question 18

A nurse is working with a client who has gained weight and experienced increased blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels in response to caring for his wife who has Alzheimer disease. The effect of the spouse’s illness on the client is most related to which central concept of nursing?





Question 19

Match the theorist and the theory

Model of skill acquisition (Novice to Expert)

Synergy model for patient care

Theory of self-care and chronic illness

Postpartum depression theory

Theory of caregiver stress


Question 20

Which assertion best describes the current state of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing?

EBP in nursing has been fully realized and implemented.

EBP in nursing has been rejected in favor of other approaches.

EBP in nursing is waning in emphasis and was never fully implemented.

EBP in nursing is growing in emphasis, but its implementation is lagging behind.

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