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Content drafted by Jacqueline Fawcett and Peggy Chinn
Date: September 12, 2018
Revised/updated: February 23, 2019 is a web site for nurse scholars, developed and maintained by nurse scholars. Specifically, the web site is a repository for resources about nursing conceptual models, grand theories, middle-range theories, and situation-specific theories, philosophies and associated methodologies.

The mission of is to provide access to sentinel, contemporary, comprehensive, and authentic nursing knowledge development in order to facilitate advancement of nursing science and humanistic initiatives worldwide and across time. 

Specifically, the purposes of this site are to:

Our mission is guided by the following principles and assumptions:

About the Blog

Our blog is a multi-authored blog, with regular contributors from the web management team. We also welcome guest blogs at any time! For more information, see “How to Contribute to the Blog.” Once you send us your content for a post, and we will review and follow through to refine as needed, and to schedule your post!

There is a new blog post at least every Tuesday with content that supports the mission and goals of the site, specifically but not limited to posts that:

Our banner and logo were designed by Judy Lalonde, Graphic Designer, Health Promotion and Communications Simcoe Muskoka District Health UnitBarrie, Ontario, Canada. Peggy Chinn and Adeline Falk-Rafael provided conceptual guidance.  The resulting design, with the double helix (with either the “O” or the “N” in the center) focuses the gaze on the intertwining complexities of nursology.  The bold, bright red color is that of  blood — life and the life force — intertwining with the earth tan tone,  representing the fundamental inseparability of the human/environment connection.

Values and Ethics

The development and maintenance of this site are guided by the following values:

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