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

Hope in Nursing

Contributors: Barbara MacDonald and Jane K. Dickinson Source Barbara and Jane worked together as student/faculty in the online MS in Diabetes Education and Management program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Hope was a common thread throughout Barbara's work in the program, and the conversation continues: JKD: How did you get interested in hope? BJM: My … Continue reading Hope in Nursing

Black Lives Matter: Building an Antiracist Nursing Future

Register for June 12th Webinar "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr. We, the Nursology Theory Collective, in light of the current events surrounding the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, cannot be silent. Image created by NTC member Jessica Dillard-Wright … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Building an Antiracist Nursing Future

Throwing Shade at Nursing Theory: a Millennial’s Perspective

Welcome to Shannon Constantinides,who is joining the Nursology.net blogging team!Shannon also contributed the content onJane Georges’ Theory of Emancipatory Compassion Dear Colleagues, As a current PhD candidate (Yay! I’m making progress) and experienced NP of about a decade (Yikes! Time flies!), I have a few thoughts on Dr. Foli’s well articulated post and associated call … Continue reading Throwing Shade at Nursing Theory: a Millennial’s Perspective

A Dozen and One Ways to Love Our Discipline!

Later this week February 14th, is Valentine's Day - the internationally recognized holiday that variously inspires young children to try their hand at making an original card expressing at least admiration for other children, and compels adults to exchange gifts symbolizing their adoration of one another.  Putting aside the commercialization of a day with deep … Continue reading A Dozen and One Ways to Love Our Discipline!

Transitions in Leadership Positions: Is There a Best Time?

As we know, leaders transition to and from their positions within educational and clinical institutions. Meleis’ transitions theory, which focuses on “the human experiences, the responses, [and] the consequences of transitions on the well-being of people” (Meleis, as cited in Fawcett, 2017, p. 347) tells us that transitions may be anticipated, experienced in the here … Continue reading Transitions in Leadership Positions: Is There a Best Time?