Topic 2: Why Nursing Theory?
Magnet status recognizes healthcare organizations that foster nursing excellence, encourage nursing staff growth and development, and provide an environment that supports professional nursing practice. Healthcare organizations recognized with Magnet status must identify a theoretical framework in which to guide nursing practice. This framework strengthens nursing’s focus of care and promotes the acceptance and recognition of nurses as members of a scholarly discipline. There is little point in professional theory development unless it is used to guide and change practice.
A good place to examine how using nursing theory can enhance your care is to reflect upon why you chose the nursing profession and what being a nurse truly means to you. Explain how nursing theory according to the Magnet model can improve the advanced nursing role.
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