For most, their professional career as nurses begins in the classroom at a local college or university where nursing faculty develop and teach them nursing curriculum and skills, but nursing education strives to accomplish much more. Following guidelines established by the National League for Nursing (NLN), educators attempt to create meaningful assignments that meet the required program outcomes. These outcomes include human flourishing, nursing judgement, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry (NLN, 2010).
Incorporating nursing theory into the classroom curriculum is one way to meet these program outcomes. Researching Carper’s ways of knowing reveal four methods of intertwining theory with positive program