Contributor: Betsy M. McDowell, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF I live in a southern state of the United States. Southerners are known for eating grits, whether as shrimp and grits, grits casserole, cheese grits, or numerous other grits recipes. So, it may be surprising that I personally have never been a big fan of grits. I … Continue reading Using the Neuman Systems Model with GRIT
Emancipatory Knowing Praxis
Contributor/Nurse/Artist: Tashaé Gomez-Jones In the spirit of the U.S. Independence Day celebrated on July 4th, we welcome this powerful image from recent BSN graduate Tashaé Gomez-Jones, inspired by the concept of emancipatory knowing in nursing! My name is Tashaé Gomez-Jones. I am a recent BSN graduate from Heritage University located on the Yakama Nation reservation … Continue reading Emancipatory Knowing Praxis
Life-Work Balance: A Roper-Logan-Tierney Model of Nursing Perspective
The scarcity of the nursologist workforce, coupled with the huge challenges of the current pandemic have underscored the need for care of ourselves as we live in a time of personal, professional, and political uncertainty about what will happen to each of us and our significant others and when whatever will happen will occur. We … Continue reading Life-Work Balance: A Roper-Logan-Tierney Model of Nursing Perspective
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?
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
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
Structure and Design as an Expression of Nursing’s Ontology
“When I walk in the door of the College of Nursing building I feel different. There is something deeply peaceful about this place.” “I can’t put my finger on it, but when I’m here I can think, feel, and connect to myself…I’m present ”. “It’s not like any other building on campus. It’s about studying … Continue reading Structure and Design as an Expression of Nursing’s Ontology
Guest post: Aesthetic Knowing: A Transformative Encounter
Contributor: Bibiane Dimanche Sykes Knowing is an elusive concept. It is fluid, and it is internal to the knower (Chinn & Kramer, 2018). Carper (1978) identified four fundamental patterns of knowing for an understanding of the conceptual structure of nursing knowledge. The four patterns are classified logically to elucidate aspects of empirics, personal knowledge, ethics … Continue reading Guest post: Aesthetic Knowing: A Transformative Encounter
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!
Inspired by Virginia Henderson
I first met Virginia Henderson when I was a student at Yale School of Nursing. She was a guest in one of our courses, and she started the class by saying, “I’m a million years old and deaf as a doornail, so speak up!” She was a force, and I loved her from the start. … Continue reading Inspired by Virginia Henderson