Remembering Betty Neuman (September 11, 1924 – May 28, 2022)

Source Betty Neuman was born and raised on a farm in rural Ohio and died in the early morning hours of May 28, 2022 near Seattle, Washington, where she had located several years ago to be near her family. Betty Neuman is the nursology theorist who developed the Neuman Systems Model, a widely and internationally … Continue reading Remembering Betty Neuman (September 11, 1924 – May 28, 2022)

Closing the “Secondary” Research-Theory-Practice-Application Gap: Charting a Path for Advancement of Nursology Knowledge in Implementation Science

with co-contributor Jacqueline Fawcett The purpose of this blog is to highlight the importance of nursology theories in the field of implementation science- a science that focuses on generating knowledge about the “research-theory-practice-application” gap between evidence-based interventions (i.e. effective interventions) and how these interventions work or are applied (i.e. implementation strategies) in the “real-world” usual/routine … Continue reading Closing the “Secondary” Research-Theory-Practice-Application Gap: Charting a Path for Advancement of Nursology Knowledge in Implementation Science

Race and Microaggression in Nursing Knowledge Development*

Notable works Hall, J. M., & Fields, B. (2012). Race and microaggression in nursing knowledge development. ANS. Advances in Nursing Science, 35(1), 25–38. https://doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0b013e3182433b70 Exactly ten years ago, in the January-March 2012 issue of Advances in Nursing Science, an article appeared titled “Race and microaggression in nursing knowledge development” authored by Joanne Hall and Becky … Continue reading Race and Microaggression in Nursing Knowledge Development*

Bringing Theory To Life

Guest Contributor - Erin C. Stratton, PhD, RN When I was young, becoming a nurse was not something I had ever considered. By happy chance, during college while reading a friend’s Fundamentals of Nursing book, I came to the realization that being a nurse combined three of my favorite subjects: science, math, and people. I … Continue reading Bringing Theory To Life

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?

Why I Chose a Career in Theory Development in Nursing Science

During the years between 1977 and 1979 I was pursuing a Master of Science degree with a focus on psychiatric mental health nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University.  It was a time of professional excitement and personal struggle.  I was a single father of an adopted three-year old daughter.  I had delayed pursuing my graduate degree … Continue reading Why I Chose a Career in Theory Development in Nursing Science

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?

Guest Post: Mid-Range Theory: In the Gap or In The Dark?

Contributor: Teresa Tarnowski Goodell, PhD,RN,TCRN,CWCN A recent post by Karen Foli presents a perennial nurse educators’ problem: students finding nursing theory irrelevant in practice. A commenter wrote, “If I have a patient crashing, I’m not going to stand there and theorize about how to treat the patient!.” The remark illustrates the theory-practice gap perfectly; the … Continue reading Guest Post: Mid-Range Theory: In the Gap or In The Dark?

The Intersections of Nursing Scholarship and Nursing Activism

In the early 1980s  when Maeona Kramer and I first began to put together ideas for a text on theory development in nursing, we were committed to addressing nursing knowledge development beyond the typical boundaries of empirical research and theory development.  We had both completed, in 1971,  doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology (Maeona at Wayne … Continue reading The Intersections of Nursing Scholarship and Nursing Activism