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

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

Connotations of Research Speak: The Meaning of Words Used in Research Reports

Do we allow or invite people to participate in research? Do we refer to people who volunteer to be in a study as subjects or respondents or informants or participants or people? This blog is about the language we use when we present or publish our research. The impetus for this blog was a colleague’s … Continue reading Connotations of Research Speak: The Meaning of Words Used in Research Reports

Celebration! 2nd Anniversary of Nursology.net

. . . . it is worth reiterating the point that compared with atheoretical actions, those that are conceptually grounded have a higher probability of achieving their intended consequences. Not just because they are contemplated more intentionally but because the vast majority of . . . . theories/frameworks pay heed to the important messiness of … Continue reading Celebration! 2nd Anniversary of Nursology.net

Throwing Shade at Nursing Theory: a Millennial’s Perspective

Welcome to Shannon Constantinides,who is joining the Nursology.net blogging team!Shannon also contributed the content onJane Georges’ Theory of Emancipatory Compassion Dear Colleagues, As a current PhD candidate (Yay! I’m making progress) and experienced NP of about a decade (Yikes! Time flies!), I have a few thoughts on Dr. Foli’s well articulated post and associated call … Continue reading Throwing Shade at Nursing Theory: a Millennial’s Perspective

Guest Post – The Big, Bad, Terrible Dissertation Defense

Guest Contributor: Ashley Rivera, PhD, RN See "About the Author" below In my head, I built the entire day up to be a terror of being questioned for every decision I made throughout my study. All the prep-work from making draft revisions and polishing off the speech to accompany my slides did not prepare me … Continue reading Guest Post – The Big, Bad, Terrible Dissertation Defense

What is Real Nursing and Who are Real Nurses? Perspectives from Japan

Thank you to the graduate students and faculty from St. Mary's College, Kurume, Japan, who contributed to this blog! Hayes (2018) published a thought-provoking article, "Is OR Nursing Real Nursing," in the September 2018 issue of the Massachusetts Report on Nursing. Her article was the catalyst for my invitation to students enrolled in the Fall … Continue reading What is Real Nursing and Who are Real Nurses? Perspectives from Japan

Who Will be the First? More Random Thoughts of a Sleeper Awake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQM5ybyiC5c Once again, with apologies to J. S. Bach, composer of Cantata no. 140, Sleepers Awake, these are my random thoughts of "Who Will be the First?" among nursology leaders while I was a sleeper awake one very early morning (see our first "sleepers awake" post: What if?). Here are my random "Who will be … Continue reading Who Will be the First? More Random Thoughts of a Sleeper Awake