Structure and Design as an Expression of Nursing’s Ontology

“When I walk in the door of the College of Nursing building I feel different.  There is something deeply peaceful about this place.” “I can’t put my finger on it, but when I’m here I can think, feel, and connect to myself…I’m present ”. “It’s not like any other building on campus. It’s about studying … Continue reading Structure and Design as an Expression of Nursing’s Ontology

Guest Post: Aesthetic Knowing 101

Contributor: Peg Hickey, MSN, RN For three years, I have been an adjunct clinical instructor. And thanks to a recent course on nursing theory, I have been able to closely examine my own understanding of nursing knowledge and my commitment to the nursing profession. The most extraordinary part about teaching is having the opportunity to … Continue reading Guest Post: Aesthetic Knowing 101

Guest post: Aesthetic Knowing: A Transformative Encounter

Contributor: Bibiane Dimanche Sykes Knowing is an elusive concept. It is fluid, and it is internal to the knower (Chinn & Kramer, 2018). Carper (1978) identified four fundamental patterns of knowing for an understanding of the conceptual structure of nursing knowledge. The four patterns are classified logically to elucidate aspects of empirics, personal knowledge, ethics … Continue reading Guest post: Aesthetic Knowing: A Transformative Encounter

It’s Time We Raise Nursologists!

Report from the 2021 Virtual Nursing Theory Week Contributors:Christina NyiratiSharon Stout-Shaffer At the time of the 2021 Virtual Nursing Theory Week, Christina Nyirati and Sharon Stour-Shaffer presented the baccalaureate curriculum they designed and now implement at Heritage University located on the Yakama Reservation in Washington State. This is the only session that was recorded during … Continue reading It’s Time We Raise Nursologists!

New on Nursology.net – Aesthetic Knowing

We are delighted to announce an important new section on Nursology.net - Aesthetic Knowing in Nursing. Aesthetic knowing in nursing is a way of knowing realities that are not empirically observable – the deep meanings in a situation. As nurses grasp these meanings, they can draw on their inner, creative resources to respond to the … Continue reading New on Nursology.net – Aesthetic Knowing