Reclaiming the Heart of Nursing Practice
The Heart of Nursing Practice from Nightingale to the present focuses on the health of the whole person, body mind, emotion, spirit, in the context of family and community.
Nursing Theory, Research & Education Guides Nursing Practice
Nursing & Medicine are separate autonomous and collaborative Healthcare professions.
Nursing focuses on Health of the whole person in the context of family and community.
Medicine focuses on diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The Practice of Nursing is an Art & Science relying on
Nursing Theory, Research, Education & Experience which may include specialization.
Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs) are Certified Nurses (in a specialty), Nurse Midwives (CNM), Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) Nurse Practioners may also be specialized in Family Practice (FNP), Acute Care and others.
Provides educational programs, resources, networking & certification
in Holistic Nursing which includes practice in healing touch, health coaching and more.
West Virginia Chapter of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (WV-IntNSA) mission is to promote nursing leadership, education and clinical practice in the field of addiction science through regional outreach, community engagement and clinical partnerships.
Florence Nightingale – Founded the modern nursing profession. She was a keen observer of the elements that improved healing and health and published her research observations and philosophy of nursing practice in many sources. Her foundational work is titled "Notes on Nursing." outlined her theory of Environmental Adaptation – Placing the person in the right conditions to heal
Some Additional Nursing Theories
Martha Rogers – The Science of Unitary Human Beings
Rosemarie Rizzo Parse – Theory of Human Becoming
Margaret Newman – Health as Expanding Consciousness
Hildegard Peplau – Interpersonal Relationship
Betty Neuman -- Neuman's Systems Model
Jean Watson – Theory of Human Caring
Sister Callista Roy – Adaptation Model of Nursing
Imogene King -- Theory of Goal Attainment
Dorothea Orem – Self-Care Deficit Theory
Madeleine Leininger -- Transcultural Nursing Model
There are many levels of Nursing Education and many diverse roles in which nurses practice. These are documented in the Nursing Education Toolkit
Nursing Innovation & Leadership