Importance of Theory
NR-501: Theoretical Basis Advance Nursing
July 18, 2014
Importance of Theory: Patricia Benner's From Novice to Expert
Such as the human race itself, the profession of nursing as evolved tremendously over time. In the early stages of nursing, nursing practice was based on traditions and values that were passed down through an internship model of education .The profession was completely dependent upon absolute medical directions; however, the profession has developed into an independent practice modality with its own models and nursing theories (Alligood, 2010, p. 3).
Higgins and Shirley (2000) details four levels of nursing theory that has been …show more content…
Likewise, Benner’s Novice to Expert model can be applied to health education in nursing. Nursing practice continues to evolve with increasing specialization, increased technology demands, and greater supervising and coordinating responsibilities. Benner’s model is congruent with the American Nurse Association (2012) claim that nurses move from novice to expert when diploma prepared or associate degree nurses pursue added skill sets advancing