Is there Caste in Nursing? Owning Our History and Reconnecting the Disconnect

Contributor: Mary Elaine Southard DNP, RN, MSN, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC, DipClHom, SRP, SGAHN What led to the writing of this post was the reading and reflection on Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent and Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead. I wondered how the messages in both books related to nursing in today’s healthcare … Continue reading Is there Caste in Nursing? Owning Our History and Reconnecting the Disconnect

Pattern Recognition, the Nurse-Patient Relationship and Health as Expanding Consciousness (HEC)

Guest Contributor: Margaret ( Peggy) Settle, PhD, RN, NE-BC Nurses in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) are great observers. They carefully notice premature and critically ill infants’ behavioral responses based on the elements of the Synactive Theory of Behavioral Organization and Development (Als, 1982). This Bio-behavioral theory focuses the nurse’s attention on the infant’s … Continue reading Pattern Recognition, the Nurse-Patient Relationship and Health as Expanding Consciousness (HEC)

VISCERAL NURSOLOGY

Contributor: Ellen E. Swanson, MA, RN, BSN, PHN, HNB-BC (Retired) Source https://www.ahna.org/ Recently I had a professional practice story published in the American Holistic Nurses Association journal, “Beginnings”. Several responses to the story motivated me to think about the potential use of professional practice stories in nursing education. I shared with a local nursing professor … Continue reading VISCERAL NURSOLOGY

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?

Psychoneuroimmunology in Nursing

Contributor: Christine Hodgson, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC In the first week of my nursing Ph.D. program, I heard a brief presentation from a professor who taught "psychoneuroimmunology.”  I had never heard that word, but I knew I had to take that class.  I was entering my Ph.D. journey after a long career as a primary care … Continue reading Psychoneuroimmunology in Nursing

The Nursology Initiative in the Philippines

Contributor: Rudolf Cymorr Kirby P. Martinez, Ph.D. Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) is the largest and the national referral center for pediatric cases in the Philippines. I started my professional journey here as a staff nurse after I finished my MA in nursing, and soon after, I completed my Ph.D. I transitioned to academia. After … Continue reading The Nursology Initiative in the Philippines

COVID-19 Through the Lens of Nursing Theories

Contributor: Navninder Kaur, MSN, CMSRN It all started in January of 2020 when the news started circling around about a contagious viral disease spreading in the East. The situation was not much of a concern, with a thought that just like other diseases like SARS, which originated and spread in one region, it will subside … Continue reading COVID-19 Through the Lens of Nursing Theories

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

Does Informed Consent Exist for Black Patients?

Contributor: Harriet Omondi MSN, APRN, FNP Systemic racism and racial inequality are two concepts that are deeply ingrained in American history. These two issues come up in every single presidential election where candidates compete for the minority vote by promising reparations for black people and an end to systemic racism. Research has repeatedly revealed that … Continue reading Does Informed Consent Exist for Black Patients?

Guest post: The Overlooked Impact of Case Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Contributor: Christy McDonald, BSN, RNC, Case Manager I have witnessed an amazing workforce in our hospitals during this pandemic. While physicians and nurses are clearly lifesavers at the bedside, hospital rooms are scarce. These frontline workers need the partnership of nurse case managers to arrange safe discharges and free up beds for those waiting in … Continue reading Guest post: The Overlooked Impact of Case Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic