This course introduces the student to nursing theories as the foundation for nursing practice. The development of nursing theory and the relationship of theory to nursing research and nursing practice are examined. Various nursing theories are evaluated for utility in nursing practice with an increasingly diverse patient population. Technology is utilized to facilitate information retrieval and scholarship dissemination. Course is over 8-week period.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to RN-BSN program or admission to pre-licensure BSN program with all second year courses completed.