NUR 3805 Florida National University Application to Nursing Practice Research Paper 1

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NUR3805 Nursing Role and Scope

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Select a nurse theorist and write a paper describing the background of the theorist, the theory, and its application to nursing practice. The paper should address the following:

1. Describe the background of the nurse theorist and the various social and professional issues that influenced the development of the theory.

2. Identify the major concepts and relational statement of the nursing theory. Concepts common to most nursing theories include: Person, health, nursing, and environment.

3. Describe the assumptions made by the nurse theorist. To what extent are these assumptions compatible with your personal philosophy of nursing?

4. Apply the theory to a clinical situation and describe how its use will improve nursing care or influence the way care is given. 


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Running head: NUR3805 NURSING ROLE AND SCOPE

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Nursing is an ideal profession, guided by its practices and concepts. What makes nursing
to be an ideal profession is the nursing theories, as they present nurses with a framework of how
to practice their profession necessarily. The reason behind this is that such theories present
knowledge-based concepts that help in defining the nursing practice scope. Nurses would always
acknowledge theories in their practice considering the splendid outcomes associated with the
theory. Selecting the right theory depending on the healthcare issue nurses deal with enabling
nurses to practice their profession in a way that contributes to positive outcomes (Sitzman,
2017). Nursing theorists are always compelled to formulate theories because of some reasons,
and one of them is Florence Nightingale whereby, she felt that the environment of the patient
determines the healing process of the patient. This research paper explores Nightingale's theorist
by presenting her background, identify common concepts based on the theory, and apply the
theory to a certain clinical situation.
Background of the Nurse Theorists and Professional Issues
Florence Nightingale is the first nursing theorist that came up with a nursing theory that
majored in the environment. She presented a comprehensive portrayal of all aspects of the
environment in her theory. Her concepts of the theory are not only brief but also simple, hence
making the theory to be easily understandable. The theory is still applicable in the current
nursing environment, and it suggests why some nurses deliv...


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