Theory and Practice of Nursing

Discuss how nursing theory is core to the discipline of nursing. Analyze the relationship between the components of nursing knowledge evident in nursing theory.

We all can agree that nursing knowledge and science are foundational to nursing, but nursing theory is not commonly recognized as being used regularly in nursing practice. Consider the differences between the components of theoretical nursing knowledge listed below and describe how they are related. Also, provide how you see nursing knowledge and theory being used in practice.


  • Metaparadigm of Nursing,
  • Philosophy of Nursing,
  • Conceptual Frameworks and Models,
  • Grand Nursing Theories,
  • Middle Range Theories,
  • Practice/Situation Specific Theory.