This assignment presents a modified method for conducting a concept analysis of one concept that is important and useful to the nurse practitioner’s role.  The concept for this assignment must be supported by a published nursing theory. The selected concept is identified, and then the elements of the analysis process are applied in order to synthesize knowledge for application, as demonstrated through the creation of a model case. Theoretical applications of the concept are also discussed. Non-nursing theories may not be used. Scholarly literature is incorporated throughout the analysis.


Concept: Quality of Life

1. Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept

  • Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a dictionary maybe used for this section only)
  • Support from nursing literature is required.

  2. Defining attributes:

  • A minimum of three (3) attributes are required.
  • Support from nursing literature is required.

  3. Antecedent and Consequence

  • 1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.
  • 1 consequence of the selected nursing concept.
  • Support from nursing literature is required.

    4. Model Case

  • 1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas:
    • Definition
    • All identified attributes

    5. Theoretical Applications of the Concept

  • Explain how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory.
  • Support from nursing literature is required.

     6. Reflection

  • Reflect on how the concept analysis findings apply to your advanced nursing practice, specifically as an NP.
  • Self-reflection may be written in first-person.


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