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.
Explain the historical development of nursing science.
Explain the relationship between nursing science and the profession.
Concepts Analysis in Theory Development
Analyze relevant nursing concepts.
Distinguish concepts related to model and theory development.
Structure and Use of Nursing Knowledge
Analyze the critical components of contemporary nursing knowledge.
Analysis of Conceptual Models and Theories Used in Nursing
Analyze the critical components of conceptual nursing models and theories used in nursing.
Application of Theory to Practice, Research, and Education
Determine the effect of using different theories of nursing in a professional environment.
Determine current influences of research utilization in practice.
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