Forensic Nursing Guide: Nursing Theory
Nursing theories share information and principles for nursing, and nursing students can learn from these theories to better understand concepts and practices in nursing. There are many major nursing theorists, theories, and models, from grand nursing to mid-range nursing, and even nursing practice theories. Our collection of nursing theory resources includes links for many of the societies, theorists, and models in nursing theory, as well as collections of works on nursing theory.
SAMRM Modeling & Role-Modeling – Explore the MRM theory through this society’s page. You’ll also find resources, an online store, and conferences that can further your MRM theory education.
Virginia Henderson’s Vision of Nursing - Virginia Henderson from the University of Texas shares her research and vision of nursing here. Visit the site for an overview, conceptualization, analysis, and more.
Transcultural Nursing Society – The Transcultural Nursing Society shares their theory here. It is based on humanistic discipline and seeks to provide health care professionals with the knowledge they need to practice cultural competence.
Health As Expanding Consciousness – Margaret A. Newman’s theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness can be found on this site. Read news and exemplars, and find downloads here.
Florence Nightingale Collected Works - If you’d like to understand the theories of Florence Nightingale, visit this site to find her collected works. From short papers and excerpts to published reviews, you’ll find all of the available surviving writings of Florence Nightingale on this site.
Florence Nightingale Historical Bulletin – Florence Nightingale’s contributions to nursing and nursing theory can be found on this site. Hugh Small shares research updates on Florence Nightingale in this historical bulletin.
International Consortium of Parse Scholars – Through the International Consortium of Parse Scholars, you will find a network of nurses who study the advancement of nursing as a science. On this site, you can learn about Rosemarie Rizzo Parse, the theory, and view upcoming events for the community.
Hildegard Peplau Nursing Theorist Homepage – Hildegard Peplau believed in nursing as a profession, rather than an occupation. In this site, you can learn about her life and work through her articles, books, papers, tapes, and publications about Hildegard.
The Comfort Line – The Comfort Line shares the ideas behind Comfort Theory. On this site, you’ll find resources and conceptual framework to help you better understand Comfort Theory.
Nursing Knowledge International – Sigma Theta Tau International publishes Excellence in Nursing Knowledge monthly. Read this publication to find a forum for nursing best ideas in the challenge of real world nursing.
Tidal Model – The Tidal Model is a model for mental health recovery in the mid-range theory of nursing. Visit this site for a beginner’s guide, workshops, materials, and much more.
Hodges’ Health Career Care Domains - Brian E. Hodges’ site shares a health career model for nursing practice. Consider your balance between individual and group, humanistic and mechanistic using this model.
International Association for Human Caring – Discover resources for the science of caring through this association. On this site, you will find scholarships, articles, conferences, and more.
Nursing Philosophy List – Nursing has its own set of philosophical issues, which are discussed in this list. Subscribe and contribute to discuss these issues with philosophically-minded academic nurses.
Nursing Theories-Excellence in Action – These DVDs offered by Fitne share theories as they apply in nursing practice. You’ll also see examples of the benefits of implementing certain theories in institutions.
Clayton State University Nursing Theory Link Page – Visit Clayton State’s link page to find excellent links to nursing theorist information online. Links are offered by model and/or theorist.
Therapeutic Relationships – Learn about this group’s study on therapeutic relationships from hospital to community. Check out consumer groups, pilot projects, and more on this website.
Nursing Theory Network – Join this network to find nursing theories and models from around the world. Check out history, education, research, resources, and more.
Nursing Theories A-Z – This site shares information on Grand Nursing theories, as well as Middle- and Micro-range nurse theorists. You can perform a resource search quickly by nursing theory and try of resource desired.
Nursing Theorists – Visit Current Nursing’s site to find up to date information on nursing theories, from Florence Nightingale to Ernestine Wiedenbach. Resources include theories quizzes, as well as an introduction and developmental explanation of nursing theories.
Locating Information on Nurse Theorists and Nursing Theory – The Mayo Clinic Libraries offer this resource on finding nursing theory information and theorists. It will show you how to use the CINAHL database and more to locate what you’re looking for.
Nursing Theory and Theorists – Newpaltz’ library has a wealth of links on nursing theories on this page. Find searching advice as well as links to key theories.
Theory Art Gallery – The Jones and Bartlett Nursing Theory Art Gallery displays the creative works of nursing theory students. These works of art share students’ artistic impressions of nursing theory.
King International Nursing Group – Study Imogene King’s life, work, and Open Systems model of nursing on the King International Nursing Group website. This site offers information about events, documents, and the mission of King’s model.
Neuman Systems Model – Betty Neuman’s website discusses the Neuman Systems Model nursing theory. It includes NSM research, practice, symposia, and information about the model.