Theoretical Foundations for Nursing

Theoretical Foundations for Nursing

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Theoretical Foundations for Nursing

MODULE 1

A

What comparisons can be found between the GCU Mission and Domains/CON Mission and Program Competencies (for your selected specialty track, links located in the Course Materials) with the AACN’s Essentials for Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (link located in the Week 1 Topic Materials)? Explain your rational.

https://www.gcu.edu/about-gcu/university-snapshot.php

https://www.gcu.edu/college-of-nursing-and-health-care-professions.php

According to this week’s lecture note, The Evolution of the Nursing Profession and Discipline , Baker stated that nursing is not a profession in progress.  The article then states that after licensure that nursing enter into a profession.  What are your thoughts on these statements in relation to your specialty track of study?  Do you consider nursing as an established profession or a profession in progress with consideration of all aspects of the article?

B

Name one recommendation from the IOM Future of Nursing Report. What is its importance relative to Advanced Practice Nursing? Support your answer.

Resources

Textbook

1. Advanced practice nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Read Chapters 1-3 and 18.

2. Theoretical Basis for Nursing

Read Chapter 1.

Electronic Resource

1. The APRN Consensus Model

Read “APRN Consensus Model,” located on the NCSBN website.

https://www.ncsbn.org/Consensus_Model_for_APRN_Regulation_July_2008.pdf

2. The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice

Study “The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice,” located on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website.

http://www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/42/Publications/BaccEssentials08.pdf

3. The Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing

Study “The Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing,” located on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website.

http://www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/42/Publications/MastersEssentials11.pdf

4. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Read “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advocating Health,” located on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine website.