Reflections.pdf - Week 1 This is my first course in nursing theory This week was a great introduction to theory in nursing The most important thing I

Reflections.pdf - Week 1 This is my first course in nursing...

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Week 1 This is my first course in nursing theory. This week was a great introduction to theory in nursing. The most important thing I learned this week was the application of theory into my current and future profession. I was not sure how theories exactly applied to the nursing profession, but after this week I am starting to understand. The reading on King’s theory really helped me understand the use of theories in our careers. Hopefully, throughout this course, I will
continue to grow more comfortable with the applications of theories. The use of theories will positively impact my future practice as a Nurse Practitioner. I do not feel all that prepared for my new role. The one course I have taken did help me start thinking like an NP, and help increase my confidence and leadership skills. I think I have the nurses' intuition which makes me feel prepared to be an NP. Once I gain more knowledge of what it is like to be an NP and use that knowledge in my clinical I will begin to feel more confident about my future career. Week 2 This week I examined Carper’s method in depth. I enjoyed diving into his method and applying it to my current and future practices. He highlighted the importance of recognizing that nursing is a form of art, I completely agree, and realize the importance of the collective and specialized knowledge within this profession. The application of this theory is what I valued most this week. With my original post I applied the theory to my current practice, but with your follow up question I then applied this theory to my future practice. My follow up post discussed how to implement Carper’s theory as a framework for orientation practices. I can easily read about

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