Nursing theories are basically theories that are followed by nurses around the world as they provide medical care and support for the patient. There is no single person who has come up with this theory, or even a group of people who came together to create the theory. Basically, there is little known about the beginning of theory, as even mothers used to nurse their children when medicine and science had not so much of a reach.
Through the years, there have been many nurses who have created documents or wrote down their experiences as a nurse, or written about how they cured some complex of critical patients. These experiences and notes form an integral part of this theory. Some of the names that are famous amongst the world of nurses are Betty Neuman, Dorothea Orem, Hildegrad Peplau, Callista Roy, Martha Rogers, etc.
There are several models of nursing theories, basically these models are instructions about how to nurse the patient when he or she is in a certain scenario, like the Family Nursing model, or the Psychiatric Nursing model, or even the Children’s Nursing model, the Prenatal Nursing model, the Adult Nursing Model, the Community and Rehabilitation nursing model, the critical care nursing model, or the Holistic nursing model. All these models are actually set upon giving ideas and instructions ton nurses who are taking care after people in that particular model. That means, the Children’s’ Nursing Model will have all the information a nurse who is looking after children would want, as would the Prenatal Nursing Model have all the information that a nurse looking after a woman in the prenatal stages.
Nursing theories, therefore, are the base of the profession of nursing. It in fact covers all the knowledge that a nurse would have that would be needed to nurse a person back to health. It is said that the theory also contains theories and thoughts of mothers who used to nurse their children in the medieval times.
Of course, if you are looking out to be a nurse, you would first have to decide which kind of nurse you would like to be. There are several profiles in the nursing world and only some of them may be perfect for you. Once you have decided which nursing profile you want to go along with, you would have to understand the kind of nursing and the theory that you would have to follow.
Remember that this theory is not the be all and end all of the nursing knowledge in the world. In fact, it is just the basis on which the nursing world and the nurses all around the world should carry out nursing and enhance the quality of patient life in such a way that the person recuperates and cures quickly and efficiently.
These are some of the aspects of the Nursing theories that are available, that you should keep in mind if you intend to become a nurse or if you are already a nurse and wish to know more about nursing theories.