nursing theory


  1. Select one of the middle-range nursing theories from Unit 7 Overview and Readings and create a model case scenario.

: Watson’s Philosophy and Theory of Transpersonal Caring”

 “Afaf Ibrahim Meleis: Transitions Theory”

 “Nola J. Pender: Health Promotion Model”

: “Margaret A Newman: Health as Expanding Consciousness”

 “Helen C. Ericson, Evelyn M. Tomlin, Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role-Modeling”

: “Ramona T. Mercer: Maternal Role Attainment-Becoming a Mother”

“Merle H. Mishel: Uncertainty in Illness Theory”

 “Pamela G. Reed: Self-Transcendence Theory”

 “Carolyn L. Wiener and Marylin J. Dodd; Theory of Illness Trajectory”

 “Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke, and Margaret A. Hainsworth: Theory of Chronic Sorrow”

 “Phil Barker: The Tidal Model of Mental Health Recovery”

 “Katharine Kolcaba: Theory of Comfort”

 “Cheryl Tatano Beck” Postpartum Depression Theory”

 “Kristen M. Swanson: Theory of Caring”

:”Cornelia M. Ruland and Shirley M. Moore: Peaceful End-of-Life Theory


  1. Apply all or one of the following from your selected theory: concept, metaparadigm, and/or usefulness.
  2. Provide the background of the theorist and any concepts that developed from applying the theory to your scenario.
  3. Explain how you could apply this same theory to your advanced nursing role.
  4. After examining your scenario, what do you consider to be the strong or weak points to this theory?

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