Specialty Areas Nursing Theories

Education
Benners Novice to Expert Theory
Groenwalds Chamberlain Care Model
Jeffreys Nursing Universal Retention and Success Model (NURS)

Executive
Benners Novice to Expert Theory
Covells Nursing Intellectual Capital (NIC) Theory

Family Nurse Practitioner
McCormack and McCances Person-Centred Care Nursing (PCN) Framework
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Synergy Model for Patient Care
Fawcett and Ellenbeckers Conceptual Model of Nursing and Population Health (CMNPH)
Healthcare Policy
Fawcett and Ellenbeckers Conceptual Model of Nursing and Population Health (CMNPH)
Sessler-Branden Advocacy Matrix Theory (SBAMT)

Nursing Informatics*
Ackoffs Data Information Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) (non-nursing theory)
Benners Novice to Expert Theory
*Nursing informatics is a fairly new discipline within the nursing profession. Limited nursing generated theories exist at this time.
Identify your specialty area of NP practice. Select a nursing theory, borrowed theory, or interdisciplinary theory provided in the lesson plan or one of your own findings. Address the following:
Origin
Meaning and scope
Logical adequacy
Usefulness and simplicity
Generalizability
Testability
Finally, provide an example how the theory could be used to improve or evaluate the quality of practice in your specific setting. What rationale can you provide that validates the theory as applicable to the role of the nurse practitioner.