Is nursing theory important to the nursing profession? In particular, is it important for nurse practitioners? Does theory inform nurse practitioner practice? If you believe that it is important, explain why it is useful. If you do not believe that it is useful, explain why nursing theory is not necessary to the profession?
Butts, B. J. & Rich, L. K. (2018). Philosophies and Theories For Advanced Nursing Practice (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Chapter 2, pp. 21-31, Chapter 4
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