Nursing science is developed through the work of nurse scientists and theorists who describe and explain what nursing is and what nurses do. Important to the development of nursing science are the foundational structures of nursing:
Nursing theories which range from all-encompassing conceptual frameworks and macro grand theories to micro-level theories used in practice. Discuss.
Note: Conceptual frameworks and grand theories of nursing, which are more abstract, give the discipline a unique perspective of the metaparadigm concepts and provide a path for more concrete theory development.
Briefly describe the conceptual framework or grand nursing theory.
Briefly describe the metaparadigm of nursing.
Explain how the metaparadigm concepts are used by the theorist in the conceptual framework or grand nursing theory.
Project how this conceptual framework or grand nursing theory can be used in advanced nursing roles.