Chamberlain NR-501 Theoretical Basis Adv Nursing
Readings are as follows:
McEwen, M., & Wills, E. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
•Chapter 3: Concept Development: Clarifying Meaning of Terms
•Chapter 4: Theory Development: Structuring Conceptual Relationships in Nursing
Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Parker, M. E., & Smith, M. C. (2010). Nursing theories and nursing practice (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company
Research, Theory, and Practice Cycle (graded)
Experts describe nursing as a cycle of nursing research, practice, and theory. Experts also propose that entry into this cycle can be made from any point. Explain your agreement or disagreement with each statement.
In this TD, we will reflect on the readings for this week in regards to the cyclical approach to nursing research, practice, and theory. More specifically, do you agree or disagree that entry into this approach can be made from any point? Support your answer.
This week, we will continue to explore the following outcomes:
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).
Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application of a theory to nursing practice (PO #4).