Borrowed theories

NR- 501 Theoretical Basis Adv Nursing

Readings are as follows:

McEwen, M., & Wills, E. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  • Chapter 13: Theories From the Sociologic Sciences
  • Chapter 17: Learning Theories

Bandura, A. (2008). Social cognitive theory. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), International encyclopedia of communication (Vol. 10, pp. 4654–4659). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

McEwen, M. & Wills, E. (2010). Theoretical basis for nursing (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

McGonagall, K. (2005, Spring). Teaching for transformation: From learning theory to teaching strategies.The Center of Teaching and Learning Newsletter, (14)2. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University.

Merriam, C., Caffarella, R., & Baumgartner, L. (2007). Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive guide (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Parker, M. E., & Smith, M. C. (2010). Nursing theories and nursing practice (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Schunk, D. (2012). Learning theories: An educational perspective (5th ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.


Page or paragraph numbers must be included with quotes per APA. See APA re how to format references and in-text citations i.e. capitalization issues and use of the ampersand versus the word (“and”).

Including at least one in-text citation and matching reference.

Discussion– Borrowed Theories (graded)

As you mentioned borrowed theory plays a major role in directing nursing research in directions leading to techniques suitable for multiple theoretical situations.  What would a mental health diagnosis look like without the combination of a borrowed theory and a nursing concept?

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