Tribute to Helen Lugina as a Model for Mentorship

In this blog, I reflect on the importance of nursing mentorship. I credit the many mentors along the way such as nurse educators, clinicians, scientists and leaders, who lifted me up from my own untapped potential.  In particular, I remember the Guardian of the Discipline recognized last week on this blog, the late Dr Helen … Continue reading Tribute to Helen Lugina as a Model for Mentorship

Helen Igobego Lugina (1950-2011)

Guardian of the DisciplineIn Memoriam Helen Igobego Lugina PhD, RN was an Associate professor at the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences in Mwanza (CUHAS), Tanzania at the time of her death on the 31st of May, 2011. She was one of the founders of the Arch Bishop Anthony Mayala School of Nursing at CUHAS. … Continue reading Helen Igobego Lugina (1950-2011)

Examining the Evolving Role of the BSN-Prepared Nurse outside Acute Care Settings: A Nursing – Shared Theory/Conceptual Model Approach

Co-Contributor: Katunzi Mutalemwa The purpose of this blog is to describe a baccalaureate (BSN) prepared nursologist's, Katunzi Mutalemwa personal lived pre-internship clinical learning experience in primary care at a local community-based non-governmental outpatient clinic run by The Tanzania Doctors with African CUAMM  in collaboration with a local District hospital. Katunzi’s reflections have been interpreted within … Continue reading Examining the Evolving Role of the BSN-Prepared Nurse outside Acute Care Settings: A Nursing – Shared Theory/Conceptual Model Approach

Everyone is a “novice” when encountering a new challenge or situation: A perspective from Benner’s theory

Source Although many experienced nurses consider themselves as experts in their fields of practice, it is important to keep in mind that they, too, become novices when they encounter a new clinical challenge or situation such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Benner’s (1984) theory, From Novice to Expert, is an excellent nursology theory that can guide … Continue reading Everyone is a “novice” when encountering a new challenge or situation: A perspective from Benner’s theory

Orem’s Self-Care Theory: A Critical Theory to Tanzania Nurses in the Wake of COVID-19

Guest author: Katunzi Mutalemwa with Rosemary Eustace see also Practice Exemplar Self-Care Theory in Tanzania Self-care is an integral part of nursing care delivery systems. Pioneered by Dr. Dorothea Orem, the self-care theory offers nurses with unique opportunities for health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation care worldwide. Self-care supportive-educative strategies through health promotion and prevention … Continue reading Orem’s Self-Care Theory: A Critical Theory to Tanzania Nurses in the Wake of COVID-19

Are We Ready to Utilize Concept Analyses To Advance Nursology? Could This Be a Way Forward?

“Rosemary, we found a recent citation of your research”, is a message I receive from ResearchGate whenever there is a new citation to my work! One message was another citation to one of my early papers (Eustace & Ilagan, 2010), which was the report of a concept analysis of HIV disclosure, published in the Journal … Continue reading Are We Ready to Utilize Concept Analyses To Advance Nursology? Could This Be a Way Forward?

Opportunities for Advancing Nursing Knowledge: A Personal Journey of Appreciation

24 years ago while completing the first baccalaureate nursing degree program offered in Tanzania, East Africa at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS); I sat in a nursing theory class trying to grasp concepts and principles that shape nursing as a professional discipline (i.e. the grand and middle range nursing theories and models). … Continue reading Opportunities for Advancing Nursing Knowledge: A Personal Journey of Appreciation

Interested In Contributing To Nursology.Net?: The Innovative Way Of Promoting Global Exchange Of Nursing Knowledge

Nursology.net exists to provide a way for you, the reader, to get your research out to a broad, global audience!  We are increasingly challenged to find new ways of improving population health outcomes by ensuring quality nursing care for all (Fawcett, Amweg, Legor, Kim, & Maghrabi, 2018). As the largest segment of the health care … Continue reading Interested In Contributing To Nursology.Net?: The Innovative Way Of Promoting Global Exchange Of Nursing Knowledge