Theoretical Foundations Of Practice – nur513 (3 credits)

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.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Nursing as ScienceConcepts Analysis in Theory Development

  • Explain the historical development of nursing science.
  • Explain the relationship between nursing science and the profession.
  • 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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