Discuss the difference between a nursing conceptual model and a nursing theory.
Select a nursing theory and provide a concise summary of it. Provide an example in nursing practice where the nursing theory you selected would be effective in managing patient care.
Read Chapter 2 in Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice.
Read “Grand Canyon University College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Philosophy.
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Grand Canyon University College of Nursing
In concert with the
the university, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
faculty affirms our
belief in educating nurses within a dedicated
and supportive community of
scholars. The nursing programs
prepare graduates to
curiosity for knowledge, and
pursuit of advanced professional degrees.
Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
curriculum for the
The Essentials of Master’s Education
Nursing Practice: Curriculum Guidelines and
for Nurse Practitioner
, NONPF and
Primary Care Competencies in Specialty Areas, NONPF Domains and Competencies
Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and
the curriculum content of the master’s program. The College
Nursing and Health Care Professions curriculum is designed to
facilitate the students’
creatively respond to continuously changing health
care systems throughout the world.
Educational experiences are planned
the needs of and to
making, accountability, critical thinking, and
emphasized. This is achieved
through the application of liberal arts
constructs, science, health
and the values of
the Christian faith within the
scope of nursing knowledge and evidence-based practice.
Nursing practice promotes human
dignity through compassionate caring
all human beings, without consideration of their
gender, age, color, creed, lifestyle,
or invisible boundaries
among students, faculty,
The faculty of the
of Nursing and Health Care Professions is accountable for the
of the educational programs and
for the promotion of
and effective nursing through
teaching, service, and
collaboration with other professionals and consumers of care. The
following statements reflect the philosophical beliefs
of the faculty in
the concepts of
health, environment, person, and
the central focus of nursing. Health is a dynamic aspect of being that
physical, emotional, intellectual,
All humans interact
with the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social
in which they work, play, and live. The
nursing role is to help provide healthy
environments so that
persons may live in optimal health.
We believe that all people are accepted and loved unconditionally as children of God. In the
baccalaureate program, clients
considered to be
families, groups, communities,
master’s program, clients include in
Human diversity is cherished. Spirituality is
and horizontal relationships
with God and
These relationships give
hope and meaning to life now and in the future.
Baccalaureate nursing practice incorporates the roles
of assessing, critical thinking,
care, teaching, and leading. The
the values of
autonomy, altruism, human dignity, integrity, and social justice with
regard for all people. Nursing
includes health promotion, disease prevention, early
deviations, prompt and adequate treatment of the human response to acute
and chronic illness, and compassionate care for
those experiencing death.
Master’s nursing practice expands
upon baccalaureate nursing concepts to
practice knowledge, coaching/mentoring/teaching, consulting/collaborating, advanced
leadership, and nursing education with a focus on research and quality assurance, critical
thinking, spirituality, diversity, caring, and lifelong
learning. The advanced professional nursing
role relies on best practices and evidence-based research with a focus on evaluation of health,
outcomes, and processes.
Nursing education is
Theories are derived from
the humanities, sciences, and
Biblical concepts. Nursing