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.
Discuss the past, present, and future impact of nursing theory on nursing practice.
Watson’s Theory of Human Caring
Describe how to apply Watson’s theory of human caring to patient care.
Examine Watson’s theory of human caring in relation to behaviors, attitudes, and values of professional practice.
Nursing Philosophies, Models, and Theories
Examine the key concepts of major nursing theories.
Define the relationship among nursing philosophies, models, and theories.
Integration of Theory Into Nursing Practice
Identify the purpose and use of nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes.
Define the major concepts essential to nursing theories.
Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice
Explain the application of nursing knowledge through the nursing process.
Discuss the scientific basis of nursing knowledge.
Identify personal and professional behaviors, attitudes, and values relating to patients and health care providers.
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