NR510 Week 2: Theory and the APN Role Discussion


Karen, a registered nurse, decided that she wants to become a CNP. She applied and was accepted to the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She received a course curriculum that outlined the courses necessary to complete her degree. One of the early courses in theprogram curriculum is NR501 Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice.You are a student colleague of Karen’s enrolled in the same class. On the course Q & A Forum, Karen posted, “Nursing theory is outdated and is too broad and isn’t useful for Advance Practice Nurses.”Discussion Question:Is Karen right? Is theory important to APN practice? Why, or why not?

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