NURS 700

Advanced Nursing Science

3 Graduate credits
Effective May 1, 2012 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on the philosophy of science in nursing and its application to practice inquiry and practice knowledge development. Theories, models, and concepts that inform advanced nursing practice are systematically examined and evaluated. Students analyze the foundations of middle-range theories and explore application of theory to doctoral advanced nursing practice.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admission to DNP Program.

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrates methods of practice inquiry and knowledge development in advanced nursing practice.
  • Apply theory to practice.
  • Define a personal theoretical nursing framework.
  • Analyze selected theories and conceptual models.
  • Evaluate a specific middle-range theory and apply it to simulated practice setting.