Consider the historical influences of theory development and its implications for nursing research and practice development in the 21st century. Consider the impact of philosophy and theory development on the advancement of evidence-based practice with individuals, families, communities and complex healthcare and educational organizations.

Instructions:

Explain why nurse theorists create their theories
Discuss three broad categories used to classify nursing theories
Examine the realistic expectations of a practicing nurse to integrate unfamiliar nursing theories into practice
Analyze why it is important for the nurse to consider a theoretical model when providing evidence-based practice with individuals, families, communities and complex healthcare and educational organizations
Create three examples of how specific theoretical models can be applied for the advancement of evidence-based practice with individuals, families, communities and complex healthcare and educational organizations