Graduate nursing students and advanced practice nurses need a broad foundation in order to understand and apply theory in practice. The recently published Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Third Edition by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich gives students a thorough understanding of theory structure, how to evaluate theories, and how to put theories into practice on the job. Appropriate for both introductory and advanced degrees of knowledge, it also covers a wide variety of interdisciplinary theories due to the growing emphasis on collaborative, interdisciplinary care.
Terrific news-- Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning, Third Edition by Kathleen Sitzman and Lisa Wright Eichelberger just received a 5-star review. According to Silvana F. Richardson, PhD, RN, from Viterbo University, writing for Doody's Review Service,
"With its revisions, updates, and expanded content, [it] offers beginning nursing students a creative approach to understanding the relevance of nursing theory in the development and continual evolution of nursing practice."
Nursing theory is often intimidating for students, especially when most textbooks are unnecessarily complex. That's what makes the recently published Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning, Third Edition by Kathleen Sitzman and Lisa Wright Eichelberger so essential. By offering a new and more accessible approach, it encourages students to think and learn creatively by presenting the often difficult concepts of nursing theory through the use of art.
Excellent news to share-- Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition by Kathleen Masters just received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody's Review Service. According to reviewer, Patricia E. Zander, MSN, PhD, RN, from Viterbo University, it "provides a wealth of information, but does not overwhelm readers new to theoretical thinking."
Theoretical content can be difficult to understand. Our recently published Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition by Kathleen Masters approaches theory in language that's familiar to students and practicing nurses while focusing on how to apply nursing practice in the context of the nursing process.
Last fall, we conducted a study on Navigate Scenario: LearnScapes for Nursing Research with more than 100 students across five institutions. Participating students used the LearnScapes over the course of a semester and shared their experiences with us.
Introduction to Nursing Research: Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice, Third Edition by Carol Boswell and Sharon Cannon is now available as a CourseSmart eBook.
Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning, Second Edition by Kathleen Sitzman and Lisa Wright Eichelberger presents the difficult concepts of nursing theory through the use of art, allowing students become more engaged and active learners. Designed for BSN-level courses, this text presents definitions and basic concepts along with a brief overview of a selection of common nursing theories.
Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice Nursing, Fifth Edition by William K. Cody is now available on CourseSmart as an eBook.
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