Describe your thoughts about one of the historical phases of theory development.
Nursing theory is the basis for nursing knowledge and practice. Theory is widely recognized as the path to recognition for nursing as a profession. Nursing researchers have striven to create a body of knowledge for nursing to develop as a practice discipline that ultimately improves the quality of patient care. Starting with Florence Nightingale and moving forward to modern day, the logical development of nursing theory will enhance your understanding of nursing’s rich heritage and practice.
In this thread you will have the opportunity to read and analyze phases of the growth of nursing theory.
Please respond to the following topic: Describe your thoughts about one of the historical phases (stages) of theory development.
This discussion thread supports course 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)