In my interviews the three of them tells me that theories are almost never present in their minds when doing their job. But one theorist keeps coming up and that person is no other than Nightingale. Her theory seems to be the most popular. Since her theory is simple but true and without doubt effective in helping a patient achieve health.
As I have said earlier, nursing is sometimes about experience. Nurses are more effective when they already know what to do. It is like doing something routinely. It is almost second nature to you. Lorraine even jokingly said that these theories are only needed to pass the subject.
Though nurses may rarely think of nursing theories, it has a huge impact in one’s profession. These theorists didn’t come up with these theories out of thin air. They thoroughly researched and studied if their theories were important factors in the field of nursing. Coming up with ideas and thinking very carefully about their practice and how to improve on them will get you to higher places. Theories are very important to advance through this profession. If you do not apply theories when you work with patients how will you