Identify how the development of nursing diagnosis and nursing therapeutic taxonomies contribute to advancing nursing knowledge. Identify how the support for evidence-based practice is an indication of progress in the nursing discipline. 2. Describe grand nursing theory. Give 2 examples of grand nursing theories. 3. Discuss the impact of grand nursing theories on patient care. 4. Describe middle range nursing theory. Give two (2) examples of middle range nursing theories. 5. Describe how middle range nursing theory differs from grand nursing theory. 6. Discuss the impact of middle range nursing theories as compared to grand nursing theories on patient care.