Nursing theory is the foundation for nursing practice. Nursing theory helps nurses make decisions and explain the reasons behind decisions. Nurse researchers, educators, and leaders use nursing theory to guide their actions. This assignment is an opportunity to construct new knowledge about nursing theory and explore how nursing theory may be used in your future practice role.
Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes explaining how nursing theories are developed.
Include the following in your presentation:
- The stages of theory development
- The major nursing theory concepts
- A discussion of why nursing theories are important
- An explanation of the application of theory to practice
- Examples of how you will use nursing theory in your future role as an advanced practice nurse