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Theories are derived from conceptual models and are comprised of concepts and propositions. The only concepts that are common to all nursing theories, in some shape or form, are patient, nurse, health, and environment. These are sometimes referred to as the basic metaparadigms of the nursing domain. Identify another two concepts that are relevant to your personal practice of nursing and explain how they relate to your practice and why they are important to your practice.
Discuss the contribution of theories to nursing research, practice, education, management, and administration. Identify a theory that is relevant to your practice. What are the implications of this theory to your practice?
Early theory development was triggered by research related to questions about the practice of nurses educated in different programs for entry into the profession. Study revolved around the question of whether different educational requirements should exist for the various levels of basic preparation due to differences in nursing practice that were the result of these levels of preparation. What is your opinion about the practice issue? Does educational preparation at the diploma, associate, or baccalaureate level result in differences in practice?