vIntroduction Nursing models and nursing theories are significant frameworks upon which the practice of nursing is anchored. Nursing theories and models are bodies of knowledge that seek to explain various aspects in the nursing profession. This paper analyzes one nursing model (Betty Neuman’s model) and one nursing theory (Watson’s theory of human caring). Betty Neuman model: Descriptions of model According to this model, each patient setting is unique; this means that there exists a composite of factors as well as characteristics inherent in a range of responses anchored on a basic structure (Fairman, Hassmiller, Rowe & Shalala, 2011). This model postulates that in the universe, there are both known and unknown stressors (Fairman, Hassmiller, Rowe & Shalala, 2011).