Nursing Theory and Philosophy (3)
This course critically analyzes nursing theory, philosophy and foundations for reasoning in nursing practice. It focuses on the evolution and application of nursing knowledge. The concepts of nursing theory are explored. The nature and specific characteristics of nursing theory are discussed, including perspectives on essential elements of theories at various levels. The purpose of this examination is not to focus in detail on any one theorist, but to examine theory and its contribution to the advancement of nursing as a discipline.