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

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

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