Develop a philosophy that supports advanced nursing practice reflecting the values, beliefs, and cultural competencies relative to nursing practice, science, and theory

This Assignment addresses this course outcome:

MN502-4: Develop a philosophy that supports advanced nursing practice reflecting the values, beliefs, and cultural competencies relative to nursing practice, science, and theory.

Now that you have spent the last 8 weeks discussing theory development and exploring models and philosophies that guide advance practice nursing, it is time for you to put it all together. In this Assignment, you will create a presentation using any form of presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint®, Prezi™, Movenote™, Powtoons™, Slidedog™, and so on). Your presentation should bring together the theory that best fits your concept of advance practice nursing, the model that you will use to translate this into practice, and your final philosophy of advance practice nursing related to your role after graduation.

Please remember that your presentation should contain slides that have bullet points. The bullets should number no more than four to six per slide. The bullet point is not written as a complete sentence. It contains key words. You, as the presenter will explain in depth what each bullet point means in the audio portion of the presentation. Slides may contain graphics, but should be uncluttered. Background and font colors should be of sufficient contrast to make reading them easy on the eyes. Attention to colors should be paid so that a person who is colorblind can easily read the presentation.

Assignment Details

The presentation should consist of a series of slides that include:

Title Slide: A title slide that identifies the title of the presentation and name of the student.
Introduction Slide: An introduction slide that includes brief information about you and your program track. The slide should also explain to the audience the purpose of the presentation.
Model Slides: The third and fourth slides will address your chosen model. The bullet points should consist of the specific characteristics of the model. You will need at least one citation that identifies where the model came from. Your audio will expound upon the model and what the characteristics mean. The fourth slide should include why you chose the model and how you will apply it in practice.
Theory Slides: The next three slides will focus on your chosen theory. The first slide should present your theory and why you chose it. The next slide would present the key concepts of the theory and how it has been used to date in past research no older than 5 years ago. The third slide will discuss how you will use this theory in practice as an advance practice nurse upon graduation.
Philosophy Slide: The next area will consist of one slide that presents your philosophy of advance practice nursing in the post-graduate role you will assume. The philosophy statement will consist of one to three sentences that distill the essence of what you believe advance practice nursing is and your conception of nursing as a profession. It is written in the first person and present tense. It is a personal statement of your beliefs about the profession of nursing. This should present guiding statements for your future practice in the advanced practice role. An example of a philosophy statement might read this way: Advanced practice nursing takes the art and science of nursing to a level of “other” and “self” interacting together to reach a state of optimal wellness guided with compassion and love for the culture of the “other.”
Graphical Slide: The next-to-last slide will be a graphical representation of how the model, theory, and your philosophy fit together.
Conclusion Slide: The last slide will be a conclusion that brings together everything you have presented. It is not a summary that just reiterates what you presented. It is a judgment about what you presented and bring the audience home, ending the presentation on a positive note about the future.
You will need supporting citations for your theory and model slides, and possibly for your philosophy, as appropriate. You will include the citations where appropriate and your very last slide will be a reference slide.

The total slide count should not exceed 15 slides. This does not include the reference slide(s) or the title slide.

Organization, documentation, references formatting guidelines must follow APA 6th edition: To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Resources.
Total points: 260

Assignment Requirements

Before finalizing your work, you should:

Minimum requirement of at least 5 sources of support
be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);
consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and
utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors.
Your writing Assignment should:

follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and
use APA 6th Edition
How to Submit

Submit your Assignment to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of the unit.

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Running Head: HUMAN CARING 1


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The Theory of Human Caring

Cathy Wagner

Theoretical Foundation of Advanced Nursing Practice: 502-02 (October A Track)

Professor L. Alexander

November 18, 2017

The Theory of Human Caring

First Stage- Theorizing Comment by Terry McLean: Primary heading Before using headings and subheadings, make sure you actually need them. While they are helpful in long papers, headings and subheadings are rarely used in short papers. Unless you professor or assignment requires them, it is best to avoid them. If you are required to use headings and subheadings in APA style, you will want to follow the directions in this tutorial:

The theory of Human Caring was developed by Jean Watson as an establishment of the importance of nursing as a profession and the uniqueness which surrounds this field such as practice, knowledge, and services to the sick population. The theory was motivated by different backgrounds such as teaching the profession of nursing, socio-psychological, and clinical factors, and an extensive educational background in nursing (Owens, 2013). The development of this theory has facilitated the maintenance and observe practices that honor human caring and knowledge in the process of managing different clinical conditions. It has also facilitated the process of inner healing to the patients which are contributed by the experience obtained from the caring form of healing. This theory proposes that nursing is a field that is mandated to provide mechanisms for disease prevention, promoting better health, rejuvenating the health of the community and caring for the sick people. The need for an improved theory in the discipline nursing was experienced because of coercion for the development of an approach that was multifaceted towards the nursing profession. This was aimed at increasing the scoped of view for the intentions of people and the promotion of health and environment especially in the light of conscious care for patients (Watson, 2011). The need for the development of this kind of a theory arose due to the improvement in the caring form of healing with an aim deriving guidance from the theoretical and practical application of the theory. Comment by Terry McLean: Add citations for all outside information.

Stage Two-Syntax Development

The syntax development of a theory involves the definition of the basic terminologies for future reference in the process of modeling the theory. The theory of Human Caring is characterized by a very common term, which is human caring. According to this theory, the term describes the practice of giving help that goes beyond medical healing to patients (Foss-Durant, 2014). This process is very important in the nursing discipline because it promotes the growth of the profession since the environment does not accommodate the alienation of people based on their characteristics but focuses on improvement of the condition of people. The definition of this term is not static due to time dynamics and over time, it has been redefined to Caritas (Santos et al., 2014). The development in the definition of this term has been motivated by environmental factors which facilitate the specific human needs that are necessary for the development and growth of an individual and the whole family.

The emergence of new environments aims at identifying and facilitating conducive platforms for observing and tapping potential features of a patient from their ability to determine the direction of their lives. The concept of caring is made up of four features which form the basis of the nurse and patient in their interactions (Watson, 2011). These concepts include nursing, environment, health, and human being. The clinical Caritas is a process which emphasizes, appreciate, and indicate a tender and loving care to the patient. Therefore, the concepts are important because they give answers concerning the level of care that is given to a patient. This process facilitates transpersonal caring that is deep as it develops the meaning of inner healing for the nurses and other people in the community, especially the patients, which is determined by the environment. Comment by Terry McLean: Join together, do you need a citation?

Stage Three- Testing of the Theory

The process of testing this theory involves the establishment of the level in which the theory answers questions which emanates from the nursing profession (Current, 2012). One of the most important concepts that are used to test the importance of this theory is the effect of different postulations on the nurse and the patient. A multi-disciplinary application of the concepts of this model is an important factor to consider while testing this theory. The process of executing the test is anchored on the original theory and the various developments that have been made in the improvement of the theory, which includes the addition of important conceptual components (Owens, 2013). These elements involve creational factors which have been encountered in the evolution of this theory to the Clinical Caritas Process and eventually the Caring Occasion. The emergent notable components include personal and self-conscious, promotions that are based on intentional care and the interconnections in the nursing fraternity.

Stage Four- Theory Evaluation

The application of different concepts of this theory in healthcare professionals involved the establishment of a system that could demonstrate the satisfaction of patients. The philosophical approach of the theory to evidence-based principle is satisfied by the response in this theory, where the core mandates of a nurse are defined as helping the practitioners, students, and faculty members to establish an interaction with patients which is healing in nature (Santos et al., 2014). The evidence-based application is demonstrated in the relationship that exists between the ontological development in the human competencies in a caregiver and the transpersonal caring that is projected in the theory. The theory also has considerations that are founded on ethics as basic concepts of the framework which aligns with the progress in the current-evidence based practice in the field of nursing. Comment by Terry McLean: As the last thing a reader reads, the conclusion is also the first thing he or she remembers. For that reason alone, it is a vital section of any composition. Writers generally restate the thesis in fresh language and help the reader understand the significance of the composition. What final quotation and comment, or call to action, or summarizing thought could you add to flesh out your conclusion and make it original and meaningful? You might find this tutorial helpful:


Current (2012) Nursing Theories. A Companion to Nursing Theories and Models. Retrieved on 20/11/2017 from Comment by Terry McLean: I am not sure this is correct. Jean Watson’s Philosophy of Nursing. (2012) Nursing Theories. Retrieved from

Foss-Durant. A.M (2014) Science of Human Caring. Global Health Advances in Health and Medicine. NCBI

Owens, M. M. (2013). The Effects of Watson’s Theory of Caring and the Nurse Utilization of Caring Attributes. Comment by Terry McLean: Is this a book? It may need more.

Santos, M. R. D., Bousso, R. S., Vendramim, P., Baliza, M. F., Misko, M. D., & Silva, L. (2014). The practice of nurses caring for families of pediatric inpatients in light of Jean Watson. Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, 48(SPE), 80-86. Comment by Terry McLean: Reference pages follow certain conventions. In APA document style, for example, these conventions include alphabetical order of entries by authors’ last names (or titles if there are no authors), centered title in black Normal Style Times New Roman font, hanging indents to show separate entries, and double-spacing without extra lines between citations. Because different professors and courses require different styles, make sure you follow the directions of the format you must use. Please see the tutorials on the Feedback Form for more information about formatting. You might find the “APA Reference Page” video tutorial especially helpful:

Watson, J. (2011). Human caring science. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

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