Imporatnce of Theory in Nursing

Imporatnce of Theory in Nursing
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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.
This week we will be focusing on the following course outcome:

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)

After reading the assigned chapters in your textbooks: Link found at the end of these instructions

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.

Have you ever wondered to yourself, “What is Nursing?” Florence Nightingale was the first nursing scholar to describe the professional practice of nursing. Since that time, nurse scholars have diligently worked to explain the discipline of nursing. The metaparadigm of nursing is representative of the beliefs and views regarding nursing knowledge (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Concepts associated with this metaparadigm were used as the framework for the development of nursing theories.

It is essential to understand why the nursing profession has a theoretical framework. According to Yancy (2015) the study of nursing theory is essential to for the future of the nursing profession. The existence of a theoretical framework is one attribute that makes nursing a profession. Nursing theory assists with defining and constructing the framework upon which nursing practice is developed. Nursing theory may be used to provide structure and organization when collecting data and explaining nursing practice (McEwen & Willis, 2014). Nursing theory is also used to advance nursing practice.

As you read through your chapters, consider the theory that best fits your nursing practice. You will need to reflect on your personal values and nursing practice. When reviewing the theories, consider your personal values and how the values that you hold are reflected in the nursing theories that you find fit your own nursing practice. You will also need to reflect on the following questions:
-Why is nursing theory important to the nursing profession?
-What theoretical concepts do you believe are most significant to your nursing practice?
-Identify the nursing theory that is implemented in your current clinical setting.

Readings

McEwen, M., & Wills, E. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Chapter 1: Philosophy, Science, and Nursing
Chapter 2: Overview of Theory in Nursing
https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781469899992/cfi/0

Smith, M. C., & Parker, M. E. (2015). Nursing theories and nursing practice (4th ed.)
Chapter 4: Florence Nightingales’ Legacy of Caring and Its Applications
https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/books/9780803655614/cfi/0

Please read the chapters, please copy and paste the URL’s into your browsers for the reading.
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PLease utilize these readings as your sources.

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