This course is a survey and introduction to the theories and concepts that undergird nursing practice, with an emphasis on middle range theories originating both within and outside of nursing, and selected grand theories of nursing. Prerequisites: Current status as a registered nurse and matriculated in the RN to BS program.
Dates: May 22 - June 16, 2017; NAT majors only; Hospital sponsored RN-BS students only; Cross listed w/PRNU 266 OL2
Catalog Description: This course is offers an introduction to the theories and concepts that serve as the underpinnings of nursing practice, with an emphasis on middle range theories originating both within and outside of nursing, and selected grand theories of nursing. Course Overview: The focus of this course is to introduce students to the conceptual basis of nursing practice. Students will discuss selected concepts, theories, and frameworks shaping patient care in the contemporary health care setting and explore notable nursing theories. Required Textbook ISBN-13:ISBN-13: 978-1284091502; Sitzman, K., and Eichelberger, L. (2017). Understanding the work of nurse theorists: A creative beginning. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Course Objectives: The course is designed to provide learning experiences that will enable the students to: 1. Describe middle range theories used in the contemporary health care setting. 2. Discuss the models or orientation detailed by major nurse theorists. 3. Illustrate the use of theory in their own practice
Quizzes, Final Exam, Creative Project, and Civility & Participation
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