Week 2: Discussion Part One

Mary, a registered nurse, decided that she wants to become a CNP. She applied and was accepted to the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She received a course curriculum which outlined the courses necessary to complete her degree. One of the early courses in the program curriculum is NR-501 Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice.

You are a student colleague of Mary’s enrolled in the same class. On the class Q & A discussion board, Mary posted, “I took nursing theory classes fifteen years ago in my bachelor’s program. I don’t understand why I need to take theory classes again.”

Discussion Question:

How would you respond? Develop a logical response to Mary’s post. Provide evidence to support your arguments.