Develop a brief argument for the importance or significance of nursing theory in the profession of nursing. Use a specific nursing theory to illustrate your points.
Welcome to your first threaded discussion! I’m excited to share ideas and experiences with you all in the coming weeks. Be sure to review the information regarding the evaluation of threaded discussion postings located in the syllabus.
All the threaded discussions are tied into the AACN Master’s Essentials on which the program and course outcomes (PO or CO) are based. Every week I will post the program outcome that is listed for each week under “Outcomes”. Here is the PO on which this thread will focus:
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO#1)
Please reflect on how these outcomes are met through our discussion questions for the week. The questions are not random but developed with this purpose in mind.
The focus of this discussion is on why nursing theory is or is not useful to the nursing profession. Consider your nursing career/experiences to this point–then read the assigned chapter in the textbook. Now apply the information along with your thoughts/opinions. Be sure to cite references that go beyond the textbook! In this manner we will certainly meet the programoutcomes listed above as we look at theories and their components and how they serve advanced nursing.