Nursing Theories in “my Biomedical World” – a personal reflection

Contributor: Manuel Jesús Aragón Aragón In this post I try to show the difficulties that I felt when I tried to apply nursing theories to practice in my work and personal reality for the first time. I understand that theories are an excellent resource to improve the quality of our care; for that reason in … Continue reading Nursing Theories in “my Biomedical World” – a personal reflection

Nursology.net: What’s in it for Nursing Students?

Image description: Light-skinned human-being wearing a red button-up shirt holding up a question mark on paper over their face. As a doctoral student, the first time I was introduced to the concept or idea of Nursology was during my first year in my nursing philosophy and theory course with Dr. Pamela Reed. Prior to Dr. … Continue reading Nursology.net: What’s in it for Nursing Students?

Using Leininger’s Culture Care Theory to examine the idiom of distress experienced by nursing faculty working with pre licensure students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Contributor: Judith M. Pare, PhD, RN “Care can be an individual, familial, tribal, communal, organizational, or institutional value or expression; it can be held as a single value or a system of belief” (McFarland & Wehbe-Alamah, 2015, p. 220). The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate use of Leininger’s (2002) Culture Care Theory (CCT) … Continue reading Using Leininger’s Culture Care Theory to examine the idiom of distress experienced by nursing faculty working with pre licensure students during the COVID-19 pandemic

11th Edition of “Knowledge Development in Nursing” is now available!

Hot off the press - "Knowledge Development in Nursing: Theory and Process - 11th Edition" authored by Peggy L. Chinn, Maeona K. Kramer, and Kathleen Sitzman. The content in this edition has not only been updated and refined, but we have re-organized the content, presenting the basic, fundamental descriptions and explanations at the start of … Continue reading 11th Edition of “Knowledge Development in Nursing” is now available!

Barbara J. Hatcher Q&As on “Decolonizing Nursing”

From the September 23rd Panel Q&A There were several questions in the chat for me. Q. As part of my master’s degree (UVIC) I am currently going through a practicum at a Nursing School in BC, Canada. This course is a 12-week course that focuses on care of acutely ill clients experiencing surgical interventions. As … Continue reading Barbara J. Hatcher Q&As on “Decolonizing Nursing”

Decolonizing Nursing Education

From the September 23rd Panel Q&A Q. Do you have recommendations for decolonizing nursing education given the fact that nursing faculty are predominantly white? I find that our arguments about being “gatekeepers” for the profession are inherently racist but I also find that challenging those arguments is met with a lot of resistance. Bukola Salami … Continue reading Decolonizing Nursing Education

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?

Peace and Power Process in Action in Nursing Department Meetings: A Case Study

Jacqueline FawcettLisa SundeanJoAnn Mulready-Shick Academic department structures and governance tend to reflect university–wide structures and governance that are typically characterized as hierarchical, competitive, and power-over/power as control. The decision to revise a department of nursing by-laws provided an opportunity to transition to adopt a more egalitarian structure with shared governance between the department faculty and … Continue reading Peace and Power Process in Action in Nursing Department Meetings: A Case Study

Culture Shock, Grief and Nursing Theories

Contributor: Aisha Chahal, MSN, CMSRN Culture shock is a state where people experience the stages of honeymoon, frustration, adaptation and acceptance. It is an intense feeling that follows the grief process. I had first-hand experience with all these stages of culture shock when I came to the land of opportunities, the United States of America, … Continue reading Culture Shock, Grief and Nursing Theories

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