This week we are focusing on the application of nursing theories to evidence-based practice. This discussion can reflect on what you have been working on for your week 7 PowerPoint assignment due at the end of the week. For this discussion: Select an issue or concern related to nursing, then select a nursing theory or model that can be used as a framework to support the resolution of your identified issue/concern. In your initial response, address the following:

  • How the selected nursing theory or model is relevant to your specialty track
  • A brief description of the issue/concern
  • How the selected nursing theory or model can be used to guide the resolution of the issue/concern?
  • How does your philosophy of nursing connect to the application of theory to manage this situation?

Include an example from the literature or your own experience to illustrate your points. Remember to include at least one outside scholarly source.


Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory is relevant to the leadership track because as a leader you need to be aware of the level of knowledge a nurse coming to the unit has. This is based on the number of years in a specialty and the situations that a nurse has been exposed to. As a nurse in leadership, it involves you in the hiring process via interviews. This gives you the opportunity to ask the appropriate questions to assess the nurse’s knowledge base given the time she has been practicing….Kindly click the purchase icon to purchase the full solution at $5

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