In this discussion, review the different nursing models and theories. Then answer the following questions:

1. Which theories or models best represents your view of nursing, and why?

2. How can you envision yourself applying this to your nursing practice?


Textbook Readings: Chapter Six: Nursing Models and Theories of;

Hood, L. J. (2014). Leddy & Pepper’s conceptual bases of professional nursing (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolter’s Kluwer.


Per readings from the book, there are three (3) theories:

  1. Systems theory
  2. Stress and adaptation theory
  3. Complexity theory


Per readings from the book, there are nine (9) theories:

  1. Imogene King’s Systems Interaction Model (Theory of Goal Attainment)
  2. Dorothea Orem’s Self-care Deficit Theory of Nursing
  3. Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model
  4. Betty Neuman’s Systems Model
  5. Jean Watson’s Human Caring Science, Theory of Nursing
  6. Martha Rogers’s Science of Unitary Human Beings
  7. Margaret Newman’s Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness
  8. Rosemary Parse’s Human Becoming Theory
  9. Susan Leddy’s Human Energy Model

****Remember to use APA style.

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