Conceptual Foundations

Conceptual Foundations

Required Readings:
Textbooks:
Zaccagnini, M. & White, K. (2014). The doctor of nursing practice essentials: A new model for advanced practice nursing (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Chapter 1
Other Resources:
Eldridge, C. (2014) Chapter 1: Nursing science and theory: Scientific underpinnings of practice [PowerPoint]. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Tymkow, C. (2014) Chapter 3: Clinical scholarship and evidence-based practice [PowerPoint]. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Assignment (Conceptual Foundations)
1.    After reading Chapter 1 in the Zaccagnini & White textbook and other similar resources, select a theory that you believe is closely aligned with your beliefs about practice and your style of practice with patients. Consider using the 5 steps outlined by Kenney on pp. 15-16 of Zaccagnini & White textbook to help you select the most appropriate theory.

2.    Select a passage from your reading that you found thought-provoking or particularly relevant to your practice and beliefs. In other words from the reading you do about the theory, select a passage that you find particularly meaningful to you or relevant to your practice.

3.    Explain why the selected passage is relevant and meaningful to you as a practitioner and your practice.