DIRECTIONS: Submit a 2-3 page paper, APA format with a minimum of 3 references properly cited related to the following situation:

Each state has a nurse practice act and board of nursing rules and regulations that are designed to protect the public by broadly defining the legal scope of nursing practice. Every nurse is expected to care for patients within these defined practice limits–the most important ones affecting nursing care.

Search the Internet for your state’s ) Nurse Practice Act and those regulations governing the Advanced Practice Nurse. Summarize and analyze your findings as you see your APN role emerging


Write a 1700-word paper on a core concept across nursing theories.

Select a core concept that is common to two or more contemporary nursing theories.

Compare and analyze the concept definitions among the selected theories.

Choose one theory and discuss where and how it may be best applied to nursing practice.

Include, as applicable to your selected theory, the following:

  • Concept statement
  • Metaparadigms
  • Philosophies
  • Conceptual model

Include nursing theorist websites in your resources.

Include nursing knowledge resources such as the Johanna Briggs Institute and Sigma Theta Tau International in your resources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Include an introduction conclusion

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