• Is the theory congruent with current nursing standards?
• Is the theory congruent with current nursing interventions or therapeutics?
• Has the theory been tested empirically? Is it supported by research? Does it appear to be accurate/valid?
• Is there evidence that the theory has been used by nursing educators, nursing research, or nursing administrators?
• Is the theory relevant socially?
• Is the theory relevant cross-culturally?
• Does the theory contribute to the discipline of nursing?
• What are implication for nursing related to implementation of the theory?