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

What is Reflected in a Label about Health? Non-Nursology and Nursology Perspectives

Posted the first week of March, which is designated as National Words Matter Week A long time ago, I read an editorial in a journal decrying the labels for women’s reproductive health issues. The point was that labels such as incompetent cervical os are pejorative words. At about the same time, I began to think … Continue reading What is Reflected in a Label about Health? Non-Nursology and Nursology Perspectives

Nurse-Specific Trauma: Let’s Give It a Name

Welcome to Karen J. Foli, PhD, RN, FAAN who is joining the Nursology.net blogging team! Karen is the author of the Middle Range Theory of Nurses'-Psychological Trauma, the Middle Range Theory of Parental Postadoption Depression and co-author of the recently published book The Influence of Psychological Trauma in Nursing When I was earning my PhD, my … Continue reading Nurse-Specific Trauma: Let’s Give It a Name