Middle range theories allows for further in depth

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Middle range theories allows for further in-depth research through situation-specific theories so the discipline may evolve to provide optimal health care. Smith and Liehr (2008) acknowledge that “the use of middle range theories to structure research and practice builds the substance, organization, and integration of the discipline” (p. 9).Nursing theory is of significant influence in my current practice and will continue as suchin my advanced nursing practice. The primary purpose of nursing is not only to provide quality of care but also to improve the quality of care through evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice has brought to light the many necessary transitions in procedures or methods of caring for patients that resulted in improved outcomes. Continued education through conferences and subscriptions will be utilized to remain up to date on evidence-based practices in hopes to alwaysprovide optimal care. My definition of nursing has gradually changed throughout the Theoretical Foundation

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