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Theoretical Foundations Of Nursing Roles And Practice

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This course introduces the College of Nursing’s philosophical framework for professional practice. Topics include theories and models of the interrelated roles of the nurse as researcher, practitioner, and leader.



This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Application of Professional Role to Practice, Research, and Leadership

    • Apply decision making skills of a Masters-prepared nurse to professional settings.
    • Explain how theory contributes to the application of professional role to practice, research, and leadership.
    • Describe the relationship between the professional nursing role and patient care and safety.

    Structure and Use of Nursing Theory

    • Identify the constructs of nursing theories.
    • Identify the levels of nursing theory.
    • Describe how nursing theorists use the nursing metaparadigm as a structure for theory development.
    • Explain the influence of nursing theorists on practice.
    • Develop a personal nursing philosophy statement.

    Concepts of the Professional Nursing Role

    • Explain the relationship of the professional nursing role to role clarity.
    • Apply Benner’s Novice to Expert continuum to the professional role of the nurse.
    • Explain the role of the professional nurse as a member of the inter-professional healthcare team.

    Perspectives on Professional Roles

    • Explain how theory contributes to perspectives of the professional role of a nurse.
    • Demonstrate a personal awareness of role clarity.

    Nursing as Science, Theory, and Practice

    • Explain the relationships between nursing science, theory, and the profession.
    • Distinguish concepts related to theories, models, and frameworks.
    • Explain the evolution of nursing theory.

    Contemporary Influences on the Professional Role

    • Explain the relationship between QSEN competencies and the professional role of the nurse.
    • Identify the impact of IOM report on the role of the professional nurse.
    • Explain how theory contributes to contemporary influences on the professional role.
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