A Nursing Philosophy : Curriculum, Transition, And Outcome Essay

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A Nursing Philosophy: Curriculum, Transition, and Outcome
In this paper, I will discuss the theoretical foundation of the Clayton State University School of Nursing (CSU SON) curriculum model. As well as how the views from a nursing theory called the Transitions Theory, created by Dr. Afaf Meleis, were used as the structure for the CSU SON’s curriculum model. This paper will also penetrate the personal philosophy of nursing I aim to implement in my career in nursing, and its correlation with the CSU SON curriculum and the Transition Theory.

Transitions and the Clayton State University School of Nursing Curriculum Model
Clayton State University School of Nursing (CSU SON) has developed a curriculum model around three transitions from Meleis’ theory. Developmental transitions as stated by Shirley Murphy, “ are based on the human biological clock” (1990, p.3). Based on this, their students have the knowledge and understanding of the development of humans and how the human body function, which allows them to plan and carry out effective evidence, based practices that promote the health of clients for the duration of their careers. Health- illness transition, “can involve either acute or chronic illness experiences”, and the School of Nursing has a mission to promote the use of more than a one discipline when caring for a client if they need to have more than one type of healthcare provider in order to achieve adequate patient care (Murphy, 1990, p.3). Meleis states, “Many…

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