This course focuses on the analysis, critique, and application of theory as a basis for advanced practice nursing. Relationships among theories, research, and nursing practice are emphasized.
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
A. Analyze the interrelationships among theory, research, and practice as a basis for advancing nursing science;
B. Critique a variety of theoretical/conceptual models and evaluate their implications for advanced practice nursing within the health care delivery system; and
C. Examine theories for their relevance to the health of individuals, families, and community.
D. Integrate an evolving personal philosophy of nursing and healthcare into one’s nursing practice.