Assignment 1: Discussion Questions
Guidelines: Support your responses with scholarly academic references using APA style format. Assigned course readings and online library resources are preferred.
In your discussion question response, provide a substantive response that illustrates a well-reasoned and thoughtful response; is factually correct with relevant scholarly citations,references, and examples that demonstrates a clear connection to the readings.
Discussion Question 1
The “theory-practice gap,” as some have called it, has prevented our profession from full utilization of its knowledge base in practice, and has impeded the view of nursing as a theoretically based discipline, to its detriment. There are distinctly different viewpoints to this argument, based on the different perspectives of academics and theoreticians on the one hand and that of practitioners on the other. Being honest about your reaction, and applying critical thinking skills to the question, where do you stand on the issue, and why?
Text book: Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice. Janie B. Butts.2015. Jones & Bartlett Learning. Burlington, MA