Contributors: Erin Dolen, MSN-Ed, RN, CNECatherine Quay, MSN, RN-BC, CNE Last year, we conducted a study with Dr. Jane K. Dickinson as part of our doctoral program in Nursing Education at Teachers College Columbia University, that explored the use of nursing theory to guide nursing doctoral research. Our findings revealed that doctoral nursing students rarely … Continue reading How Does Nursing Theory Fit into Nursing Education?: From the Perspective of Two Nurse Educators
Research and Theory
Nurse as Patient
I listened with great interest to the webinar presentation by Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), on “The Future of Nursing Research: Innovation, Collaboration and Impact,” to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing on April 28, 2022. Dr. Zenk outlined the priorities of the NINR (2022) as … Continue reading Nurse as Patient
Theory-guided Research: What, Why, and How?
When I was a PhD student, I commonly heard exacerbated sighs from my fellow students regarding the trials and tribulations of "fitting" a theory into their doctoral research. Similarly, many students had trouble understanding why it was important to be theoretically guided in your research, what was the point? And how do you even "use" … Continue reading Theory-guided Research: What, Why, and How?
Recruiting participants for Nursing Research Guided by Barrett’s Theory
The Influence of Nurse Coaching on Power as Knowing Participation in Change in the Process of Health Patterning Researcher:Shirley Conrad, MSN, RN, CCRN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BCPhD CandidateChristine E. Lynn College of NursingFlorida Atlantic University Are you a NURSE who has experienced stress related to providing nursing care during the Covid-19 Pandemic? We are currently enrolling nurses … Continue reading Recruiting participants for Nursing Research Guided by Barrett’s Theory
By and For Numbers: Meaningless Without Theory
Source We have always lived in interesting and challenging times, filled with reports of numbers indicating what is happening – life expectancy, births, deaths, and most likely millions of other numbers representing important and probably not so important events. Currently, we are living in what many people regard as an especially interesting and challenging time, … Continue reading By and For Numbers: Meaningless Without Theory
Are We Ready to Utilize Concept Analyses To Advance Nursology? Could This Be a Way Forward?
“Rosemary, we found a recent citation of your research”, is a message I receive from ResearchGate whenever there is a new citation to my work! One message was another citation to one of my early papers (Eustace & Ilagan, 2010), which was the report of a concept analysis of HIV disclosure, published in the Journal … Continue reading Are We Ready to Utilize Concept Analyses To Advance Nursology? Could This Be a Way Forward?
Searching the Literature of Nursology: Strategies for Success
Finding relevant literature is, of course, crucial for any scholarly work. I have been searching the literature about nursology discipline-specific conceptual models and theories for many, many years. When I first started these literature searches in the 1970s, I had to use printed indexes, which was exceedingly tedious and time-consuming, although I admit to enjoying … Continue reading Searching the Literature of Nursology: Strategies for Success