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1.) A fundamental concept in this course is understanding nursing theory and philosophy. Based on your readings, why do we have nursing theorists and why should we continue to build on nursing theory? How does theory drive nursing practice (i.e. what we do everyday as nurses)?

2.) Understanding the four tenets of the nursing metaparadigm is an important hurdle for this course, nursing practice, and your future endeavors in nursing education. a) Explain the nursing metaparadigm and then b) relate the nursing metaparadigm to a nursing theorist of your choosing.


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Nursing theory is a collection of concepts, definitions, relationships, and assumptions that are acquired from nursing models. The main objective of nursing theory is to illustrate, predict and explain the events that occur in nursing. Nursing theory should also be able to provide the concepts that promote further knowledge and practice. These theories are dynamic hence keep changing with time. The philosophy of nursing reveals the ethics, value, and beliefs of nurses regarding patient treatment and care during their nursing professions.

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