2020 - 2021 Graduate Bulletin


Course Description

NU 801 Foundations of Nursing Theory 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate nursing program or consent of the instructor.

This three credit course introduces the student to the systematic examination of nursing knowledge from historical, philosophical, theoretical, and practice perspectives. Conceptualizations of person, environment, health, and nursing are explored. Theoretical terminology and criteria for the evaluation of theories are examined. Emphasis is placed on the inter-relationship between theory, research, and practice.