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NRS 501 Nursing Theory and Clinical Leadership: Nursing Databases & Books

Find Professional Nursing Articles (contain empirical research)

To search for research articles published in nursing journals, scroll down to the "Limit your results" section, and consider the following limiters:

  • Published Date 
  • English Language 
  • Peer Reviewed 
  • Research Article 
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Any Author is a Nurse 
  • Journal Subset: Nursing
  • Geographic Subset: USA

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Nursing Theories and Models

  • Sister Callista Roy: Adaptation Model of Nursing
  • Dorothea Orem: Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory
  • Synergy Model (AACN)
  • Patricia Benner: Professional Advancement Model
  • Jean Watson: Theory of Human Caring
  • Madeleine Leininger: Cultural Care Diversity & Universality
  • Anne Boykin & Savina Schoenhofer: Nursing as Caring
  • Hildegard Peplau: Interpersonal Relations Model
  • Ida Jean Orlando: Theory of the Deliberative Nursing Process
  • Florence Nightingale: What Nursing Is
  • Virginia Henderson: Henderson Nursing Model
  • Nola Pender: Health Promotion Model
  • Kate Lorig: Chronic Disease Self-Management
  • Merle Mishel: Uncertainty in Illness Theory
  • Afaf Meleis: Nursing Transitions
  • Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms
  • Theory of Symptom Management
  • Nursing Role Effectiveness Model
  • Joanne Duffy: Quality Caring Model