For many students enrolled in NR 501, this is an initial course for nursing theory. So, let’s have a debate!!! Is nursing theory important to the nursing profession? If you believe that it is important, explain why it is useful. If you do not believe that it is useful, explain why nursing theory is not necessary to the profession? Be sure to provide an example that demonstrates your opinion and a scholarly reference (not using the required textbook or lesson) which supports your opinion.
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).
So, I ask that you develop a brief argument for or against the importance or significance of nursing theory in the profession of nursing. Use a specific nursing theory to illustrate your points.
An example for nursing education would be from my alma mater, Duquesne University. The School of Nursing (SON) has initiated the use of the conceptual framework originally developed by the American Critical Care Nursing Association, The Synergy Model. When applied in nursing education, the focus of attention for the model is on the students and their learning, rather than the patient. “In the academic environment, developmental needs of the students are advanced when faculty competencies are aligned with the learning needs of nursing students. The competencies of the nurse identified in the model are those the faculty envisions as essential to the success of the nurses’ interventions (Duquesne University, nd)”.
link to a YouTube presentation on Florence and nursing theory. Enjoy!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNTpwdHCaS0