Original ArticlesDescription and Evaluation of the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care Employing the Critique Frameworks of Chinn and Kramer (2011) and Fawcett and DeSanto-Madeya (2013)Hong, Soyun MSN, RN; Kim, Eunkyung MSN, RNAuthor Information College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Correspondence: Eunkyung Kim, MSN, RN, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea ([email protected]). The author gratefully acknowledges Professor Hyeonkyeong Lee of Yonsei University for her support in the development and review of this article. This research was supported by the Brain Korea 21 FOUR Project funded by National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea, Yonsei University College of Nursing. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Supplemental digital contents is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.advancesinnursingscience.com). Advances in Nursing Science: October/December 2021 - Volume 44 - Issue 4 - p 317-329 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000367 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract This study describes and evaluates the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care that aligns nurses' competencies with the needs of patients and their families, developed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The description focuses on objectively explaining the theory, while the evaluation is based on established standards to determine its viability for application in nursing practice. This study applies Chinn and Kramer's (2011) theoretical description method and Fawcett and DeSanto-Madeya's (2013) theory analysis method to evaluate the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care. Focusing on the patient-nurse relationship, the theory is appropriate for various nursing applications. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.