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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

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.

Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice

  • 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.

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