Contributor: Kristin Six, BSN, RN, CWOCNEarth Day 2023 - Saturday, April 22 Every day, nurses strive to work in line with the nursing profession’s principle of beneficence, or working to do good. But our nursing practice often directly violates another of nursing’s core ethical principles, nonmaleficence, more commonly known as “do no harm.” Single use … Continue reading This Earth Day, Let’s Consider Disposable Healthcare Devices through the Lens of the Nursing Code of Ethics
Envisioning the future
Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Nursing
Contributor: Jennifer M.L. Stephens There are countless examples of transhumanist thinking percolating into modern entertainment over the past decades. In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Iron Man and Captain America have a conversation about the transhuman artificial intelligence (AI)-synthetic humanoid character named Vision. Captain America: "The rules have changed."Iron Man: "We're dealing with something new."Captain America: … Continue reading Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Nursing
Nurse as Patient Part 2: Anomalies in Normal Science*
Photo by Jan Antonin Kolar on Unsplash I believe there is more to say about the “nurse as patient,” a necessary shift in our thinking about the global crisis in nursing. Let me start by describing an article I use in one of my courses. This semester, I am the instructor of record for a … Continue reading Nurse as Patient Part 2: Anomalies in Normal Science*
Re-imagining Nursing Education through Caring Science: A Report of the Anne Boykin Institute’s 2022 Summer Academy
Dean Emerita, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic UniversityDirector, Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing The Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing, founded 10 years ago as part of Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, held its 8th Summer Academy focused on … Continue reading Re-imagining Nursing Education through Caring Science: A Report of the Anne Boykin Institute’s 2022 Summer Academy
Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing
An important question about the Nursology.net website is growing in importance - "what about nursing knowledge developed by nurses of color?" The time has come for this to change - a change that begins with visibility and voices of nurses of color. The "Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing" project has nurtured this movement and … Continue reading Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing
A Radical Imagination for Nursing?
In a recent article published by Nursing Philosophy, I make the case for cultivating a radical imagination for nursing. In this blog post, I will explore the connections between this radical imagination and its possibilities for nursing theory. The realities of the COVID19 pandemic have created hardships that we all experience, albeit in different ways. … Continue reading A Radical Imagination for Nursing?
Fostering dialogue about practice knowledge development in a DNP Curriculum; Opportunity for theory innovation?
Guest Contributor: Lydia D. Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS, FNAP The practice doctorate in nursing developed in response to an increasingly complex healthcare landscape that requires additional competencies for 21st century advanced nursing practice. Complementing traditional graduate (MS) specialty curricula, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program of study incorporates additional curricular content in the areas … Continue reading Fostering dialogue about practice knowledge development in a DNP Curriculum; Opportunity for theory innovation?
Nursology and the Bold Future of Nursing
Recently I was invited to give a presentation for faculty and students at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University, based on my keynote address at the March 2019 conference "Nursing Theory: A Fifty Year Perspective, Past, Present and Future." Download the text of that speech here. True to the lifeways of … Continue reading Nursology and the Bold Future of Nursing
Be careful what you wish for…
2020 was the year that… “Be careful what you wish for,” once again became imprinted in my brain as truth. In early 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 2020 would be the “International Year of the Nurse and Nurse Midwife.” Among colleagues, there was lots of excitement about this. What would we do … Continue reading Be careful what you wish for…
Primary Care, Primary Nursology, and the Attending Nursologist: Connections to Nursology Conceptual Models and Theories
Contributor (with Jacqueline Fawcett): Katherine Richman This blog is meant as a follow up to Christine Platt’s (2020) blog, “A Nurse Practitioner’s Perspectives on Theory in Practice.” Ms. Platt’s mention of primary care led us to recall primary nursing. Primary care refers to the type of care offered by nursologists, typically nursologists who hold graduate … Continue reading Primary Care, Primary Nursology, and the Attending Nursologist: Connections to Nursology Conceptual Models and Theories