This course focuses on the critical components of contemporary nursing knowledge, including concepts, statements, metaparadigms, philosophies, conceptual models, and theories. Students evaluate the variety of ways to organize nursing knowledge and explore the implications of their application. Through the clinical application of the course content, students examine the use of theory and nursing knowledge in professional environments.
Application of Theory to Practice, Research, and Education
Determine current influences of research utilization in practice.
Determine the effect of using different theories of nursing in a professional environment.
Analysis of Conceptual Models and Theories Used in Nursing
Analyze the critical components of conceptual nursing models and theories used in nursing.
Structure and Use of Nursing Knowledge
Analyze the critical components of contemporary nursing knowledge.
Concepts Analysis in Theory Development
Distinguish concepts related to model and theory development.
Analyze relevant nursing concepts.
Nursing as Science
Explain the relationship between nursing science and the profession.
Explain the historical development of nursing science.
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