Theories And Models Of Nursing Practice – nur403 (3 credits)
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.
Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice
- Explain the application of nursing knowledge through the nursing process.
- Identify personal and professional behaviors, attitudes, and values relating to patients and health care providers.
- Discuss the scientific basis of nursing knowledge.
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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