Grand Theorists in Nursing: Henderson, Peplau, Levine, Watson

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Nursing theories have been a fundamental tool used to explain, guide and improve the practice of nursing. Theorists have contributed enormously to the growth of nursing as a profession. The four grand theorists I chose are Virginia Henderson, Peplau, Myra Levine and Jean Watson. These theorists have contributed tremendously in the field of nursing through their theories, and research. One thing the theorists have in common is that they are patient centered. They are all concerned on ways we can improve our responsibility to the patients, their families and the environment. They have different ideas but they are all aiming towards achieving the same goal, which is patient satisfaction and safety. Their differences are in their areas of…show more content…
Nursing theories have been a fundamental tool used to explain, guide and improve the practice of nursing. Theorists have contributed enormously to the growth of nursing as a profession. The four grand theorists I chose are Virginia Henderson, Peplau, Myra Levine and Jean Watson. These theorists have contributed tremendously in the field of nursing through their theories, and research. One thing the theorists have in common is that they are patient centered. They are all concerned on ways we can improve our responsibility to the patients, their families and the environment. They have different ideas but they are all aiming towards achieving the same goal, which is patient satisfaction and safety. Their differences are in their areas of nursing specialization, their definition of nursing and their philosophies of nursing. Virginia Henderson Hildegard Peplau Myra Levine Jean Watson THEORY TYPE Need Theorist Interaction Theorist Outcome Theorist Caring Theorist EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 1921- US Army of Nursing 1932- B.S Columbia University 1934- Masters Columbia University 1931- Diploma from Pottstown 1943- BA from Bennington College 1947- MA in Psychiatric Colombia University New York 1944- Diploma from Cook county School of Nursing 1949- B.S Chicago University 1962- Master’s of Science in Nursing from Wayne state university Detroit 1992- Honorary Doctorate from Loyola University 1961- Lewis Gale school of Nursing in Roanoke Virginia 1964-B S University of

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