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?

Abstract Thoughts with Aphantasia: Learning Nursing Theory without the Ability to Imagine

Guest contributor: Elizabeth “Ellis” Meiser, MSN, RN-BC, CNE Source: https://www.placesyoullsee.com/the-25-best-beaches-in-the-caribbean/             When I took a nursing theory course for the first time in my educational experience (at the doctorate level, mind you), I found myself grateful to finally be able to identify what may make learning theory difficult for me. A few years ago I … Continue reading Abstract Thoughts with Aphantasia: Learning Nursing Theory without the Ability to Imagine

Being True to Yourself: A Career as a Nurse Educator Guided by Critical Caring Pedagogy

Guest Contributor: Erin Dolen, MS, RN, CNE* My career in nursing education has spanned the better part of a decade. For the majority of that time, I taught in an associate’s degree nursing program. At first, I was not sure if nursing education was for me. I was always a preceptor on the nursing units … Continue reading Being True to Yourself: A Career as a Nurse Educator Guided by Critical Caring Pedagogy

A Nurse Practitioner’s Perspectives on Theory in Practice

Guest PostWelcome  to Guest Contributor Christine Platt, NP-C*,PhD Student at the University of Arizona College of Nursing This week I asked, why does nursing theory matter to me? Can I see it directly affect my practice? As a nurse practitioner I see, on average, 26 patients each clinic day. Nursing theory helps define who I … Continue reading A Nurse Practitioner’s Perspectives on Theory in Practice

Power in Nursing

illustration by Chris Rubino Power has been a concern to all living beings – humans and animals – since the beginning of time. Nursologists have been sensitive to power issues at least since Florence Nightingale’s time. It is likely, however, that power has different meanings for different people, including those who hold positions associated with … Continue reading Power in Nursing

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

Moving Towards the Next Fifty Years Together

We are delighted to welcome guest bloggers representing the  Nursing Theory Collective formed March 2019 Case Western Reserve Nursing Theory Conference: Chloe Littzen, Jane Hopkins Walsh  and Jessica Dillard Wright I. Introduction In March 2019, 130 nurses from all over the world gathered at Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in … Continue reading Moving Towards the Next Fifty Years Together

Why Nursology?: The Perspective of an International PhD Student

Guest contributor: Toqa Alanby Hello, my name is Toqa Alanby MSN, BSN, RN, from Saudi Arabia, a full-time nursing PhD student in Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. I have chosen to begin the pursuit of my academic career in Nursing with a sense of determination. Through my B.Sc. in Nursing … Continue reading Why Nursology?: The Perspective of an International PhD Student