This course provides an overview of the theoretical foundations of nursing. It weill enable the student to embrace the nursing profession in a philosophical perspective. Frameworks for the evaluation and critique of theoretical approaches will be presented. The course also deals with the study of concepts, theories and principles of nursing with emphasis on philosophical, conceptual, theory construction and formulation and concept formalization in nursing applied to nursing practice, nursing education and nursing research.

          As the introductory course to the Master of Arts in nursing (MAN) 600 - Philosophical Foundations in Nursing with Theory Construction and Development of Concept Paper provides you with the opportunity to explore philosophical foundations of nursing knowledge and ways of knowing from a critical perspective. Together we will examine many viewpoints about how nursing knowledge is  structured, developed, and how it relates to the work we do as nurses.