This course is designed to focus baccalaureate students on the behaviors, attitudes, and values necessary for theory-based professional nursing practice. Concepts of professional nursing are presented within the unifying framework of Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring.
Identify personal and professional behaviors, attitudes, and values relating to patients and health care providers.
Discuss the scientific basis of nursing knowledge.
Explain the application of nursing knowledge through the nursing process.
Integration of Theory Into Nursing Practice
Define the major concepts essential to nursing theories.
Identify the purpose and use of nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes.
Nursing Philosophies, Models, and Theories
Define the relationship among nursing philosophies, models, and theories.
Examine the key concepts of major nursing theories.
Watson’s Theory of Human Caring
Examine Watson’s theory of human caring in relation to behaviors, attitudes, and values of professional practice.
Describe how to apply Watson’s theory of human caring to patient care.
Development of Future Nursing Theory
Discuss the past, present, and future impact of nursing theory on nursing practice.
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