Philosophical & Theor Perspetvs of Nursing

NURSE-GN 3350, 3 Credits, (Fall)

This course will provide participants with the opportunity to examine the historical development of the philosophy of science as it relates to the evolution of the discipline of nursing and the development of nursing knowledge, including theory development, and its application to nursing research and practice. Structure, components, assumptions, limitations, methodologies, and types of reasoning will be evaluated with regard to the development of nursing knowledge. The multiple paradigms of nursing and their implication for nursing research will be discussed. The interrelationships among philosophy, ethics, theory development, research, and practice will be analyzed as they relate to the discipline of nursing.