School of Distance Education

NURS 1113 Introduction to Nursing Theory ONLINE

Our Introduction to Nursing Theory course looks at how nursing theories relate to nursing practice and how they are applied. Learn about the history and development of nursing as a science, the characteristics of theories, conceptual models and frameworks, patterns of knowing and selected nursing theories developed by Watson, Leininger and Benner. Consider phenomenological influences on theory development and their connection to patient-focused care. 


This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses.


You must be taking or must have completed our NURS 1061 Nursing in Ontario course and our NURS 1114 Scholarly Writing in Nursing course.


416-415-5000, ext. 2872

*Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.