Using the nursing theory you selected in the Week 4 Collaboration Cafe, consider how the following components would be included in an analysis of that theory:

  • Origin of the theory
  • Meaning of the theory
  • Logical adequacy of the theory 
  • Usefulness of the theory
  • Generalizability of the theory
  • Degree of parsimony within the theory
  • Testability of the theory

What rationale can you provide which validates the selected theory as a framework for nursing practice? Be sure to include scholarly references to support your discussion


Origin: Florence Nightingale developed The Environmental Theory in England and was present in 1859. She developed her thoughts on nursing care when serving and caring for soldiers during the Crimean War.

Meaning: Florence Nightingale’s Environmental Theory meant nurses utilizing a patient environment to help the patient recover and have better outcomes. Using factors in the environment such as cleanliness, fresh air, and adequate diet helps patients heal and prevents complications such as infection. Nurses create an environment unique to each patients and their condition to help recovery….Kindly click the purchase icon to purchase the full solution at $5