Working in congruence with a developing Rural Nursing theory
presently defined by constructs of rural nursing practice (Long & Weinert, 1989), the SM illustrates the impact that nursing care can have on the continuum of health to illness.
In this dynamic healthcare environment, it is important to "recall nursing roots and not only rely on [evidence-based practice] EBP to care for patients but celebrate nursing theory
for what it is and all it represents" (Kamick, 2016, p.
Participants also provided information about gender, age, ethnicity, independent study behaviors (self-reported number of hours outside scheduled class time spent studying and completing work for a nursing theory
course), and grade point average (self-reported cumulative GPA).
The Human Becoming Theory, considered a midrange nursing theory
developed by Rosemarie Rizzo Parse, emphasizes the patient perception of the experience and their wisdom to make choices in their own health care.
Therefore, we modified Dudley-Brown's nursing theory
evaluation criteria to meet the needs of this study.
The competencies must also have direct relevance to clinical practice--linking nursing theory
and knowledge to practical nursing work.
For nursing care to be valuable in today's value-based environment, nursing theory
must be fully realized.
The philosophical support provided by the Critical theory, and incorporated to a Nursing theory
, generates a disciplinary responsibility on how to integrate it to the professional formation, at the philosophical base of nursing curricula.
is an important book for faculty and students at all levels of nursing.
development plays a significant role for clinical practice as it retains a close linkage to research, and therefore, integration to practice is much more positive in the sense that the linkage to research provides solid grounds for further evidence based theoretical development and the specifics will help facilitate and strengthen the linkages between theories, research and practice (Im and Chang 2012).
The PhD program emphasizes nursing theory
and meta-theory, which refine and expand nursing knowledge, while the DNP's will utilize this knowledge in their practice.
New nursing graduates enter the profession with a clear academic perspective of nursing theory
and principles, but it is the responsibility of the health care community to provide a stable and clear path to competent nursing practice.