I understand the rationale for reading about different nursing theories. (Who knew there was so many???) However, I am now taking a break from reading about theory. It is so incredibly dry material to read for my Theory and Research class!
I read about Nightingale's Environmental Model and it's 13 canons. Ok, they make sense, and I can see how all of them apply for client health and wellness. Then I started reading Orem's Theory (self-care deficit nursing theory). I got through two pages and had to take a break. Gee, I only have this theory, plus five more to read about this week.
Then the real fun begins: we will be assigned (in groups) to write a paper on one of the theories. Oh boy. Can you sense my excitement?
I know this info applies to how to practice as an advanced practice nurse, but it is very, very, v.e.r.y. dry!!!
On the community health course, I need to hurry up and find a local preceptor for my observation clinical that starts at the end of September. ACK! I need to find a preceptor pronto, and the paperwork, plus a written assignment, is due in 2 weeks for that. Nothing like a time crunch right from the beginning of the school term, huh?