500 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice

Theories from nursing and other disciplines are explored as the foundation of advanced nursing practice Interdisciplinary paradigms are analyzed and evaluated for integration into nursing's paradigm. Selected nursing theories and concepts are critically analyzed. A concept analysis is completed based on Avant & Walker's criteria. The relationship between theory, research, practice, and education is identified and critiqued by completion of a student-led theorist presentation and discussion. The student's own theoretical base for advanced practice is identified and developed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 3 S.H.