Experiences Implementing or Applying Nursing Theory into Practice
Magnet-designated hospitals must have a theoretical model that guides care. Every staff member must be oriented on that theory and its application in the facility. As nursing scholars, you may be called upon to guide your colleagues in this adventure. In this exercise, describe any experience you have had in implementing a facility-designated theoretical model. If you have not, find an article that describes the implementation of a theoretical model in a facility and summarize the article for the class.
APA format with intext citations
Word count minimum of 250
References: 2 high-level scholarly references within the last 5 years in APA format.
Note: My University uses Watson as the theoretical model for the program. This helps to reflect the concentration on caring that is a focus of the program. However, there are situations in which Watson’s predictions do not fit and other theories will be called upon to predict outcomes.
Each theorist predicted outcomes from a different perspective. Consider each of them as a tool in your professional toolbox. You will learn to use the appropriate tool for the job. If you wish to predict how the empathetic concern for another, care, will affect outcomes then you will use Watson. If you are discussing how a patient adapts to health issues and care, you will use Roy. If you explore how a person accomplishes self-care, you will use Orem. King discusses systems. Leininger explores culture. Nightingale explored the environment. Henderson explored the activities of daily living. Each theory has a place with none being more important than another.