Concept Development from Clinical Phenomena in Nursing
This course examines the empirical foundation of advanced nursing practice, analyzing nursing theories, their concepts, and the applicability to observe clinical nursing. Focus will be placed on development of critical thinking skills in analyzing extant practice for theory implications. Students will examine various frameworks for the development, definition, analysis, and synthesis of theories and concepts, as well as assessing theory applications through direct clinical observation. Focus will be placed on development and analysis of selected concepts.