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Discussion Board 6.1: Theory Evaluation Discuss the outcomes and results of the theory evaluation and critique you performed on your selected theory. Do you feel your theory requires further development and refinement? Explain your position. The results of the theory critique I performed on Patricia Benner’s theory of “Novice to Expert” were very enlightening. I used the Fawcett and DeSanto-Madeya method, which included analysis then evaluation of the theory. I appreciated that the scope of the theory is really applicable. Benner used the Dreyfus model to aid in creating the basis of her theory, which was initially used to evaluate airplane pilots and chess players (Benner, 1984). It is very adaptable to many different forms of nursing and really any skilled work. The context of the theory I to nursing care and expresses that there are five levels of proficiency in nursing that one builds off of to advance their skills and career: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and

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