Connection Between Theory and Advanced Clinical Practice (graded)
As you begin this week, please reflect on the following relevant course/program 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)
Examine instances where theory is used to guide the development of new knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practice. (PO #6)
As you prepare your response, there are some items for you to consider. You will select a grand nursing theory. When you do so, you need to be prepared not only to identify a grand theory that will guide you in sharing what characteristics your selected theory has that substantiate the fact that it is a grand theory. Please provide specific examples. Once you have accomplished this, you will then share a specific example that includes your chosen grand theory and how it can or cannot be readily applied in clinical practice. I look forward to the threaded discussion.
Dr. Kari Luoma
Some nurses say that theory has no role in advance clinical practice. How would you use nursing theory to improve advanced clinical practice? Be sure to include an example that demonstrates your thoughts. Don’t forget to include a scholarly reference!