NUR 510 Theoretical Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice

This course explores the evolution of nursing theory and its contribution to advanced nursing science. A major focus of this course will be the examination of the purpose of nursing theory, and how to analyze, critique, and evaluate the components of theory for use in nursing practice and research. The importance of concepts to nursing practice, as well as theory development, will be examined. Multiple theories from nursing and relevant fields will be explored relative to nursing education, nursing leadership, nursing research, and nursing practice.






3 HOURS (3-0-0)