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Carper’s Patterns of Knowing: Fostering Nursing Wisdom

April 6, 2017 by


Our current featured article will be of great interest to ANS readers, in that the concept of “nursing’s patterns of knowing” is among the top search terms for the journal!  The article  is titled “Expert Nurses’ Perceptions of the Relevance of Carper’s Patterns of Knowing to Junior Nurses” authored by Louise Terry, PhD, SFHEA, LLB(Hons), FIBMS; […]

Sexual Health and Sexual Rights

March 24, 2017 by


The latest article featured from the current issue of ANS is titled “A Review and Critique of Advances in Nursing Science Articles That Focus on Sexual Health and Sexual Rights: A Call to Leadership and Policy Development” by Lynn Rew, EdD; Whitney Thurman, MSN and Kari McDonald, MSN.  The article is available at no cost while […]

Middle range theory in the making: You gotta’ stay with it and you gotta’ pass it on

March 14, 2017 by


Our latest featured article from the current ANS issue is titled “Middle Range Theory: A Perspective on Development and Use” by Patricia Liehr, PhD, RN and Mary Jane Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN. Both authors are long-time contributors to ANS and in this article they examine the journey of developing middle range theory that is solidly situated […]

Practical Discourse: Hermeneutics and the work of Janice Thompson

March 9, 2017 by


In our current featured article, author  Stephen M. Padgett, PhD, RN examines three papers by Janice Thompson (two of which were published in ANS) as a way to examine the importance of hermeneutic philosophy, and the importance of this line of inquiry for our discipline.  The article, titled “Practical Discourse Revisited: Hermeneutics at the Intersection of […]

Understanding Esthetic Knowing

February 27, 2017 by


The new featured article from the current ANS issue is titled “Reorienting Esthetic Knowing as an Appropriate “Object” of Scientific Inquiry to Advance Understanding of a Critical Pattern of Nursing Knowledge in Practice” by Miriam Bender, PhD, RN and Dina Elias, MSN, RN, CCSN.  Download your copy of this article at no charge while it is featured, […]

The Caring Concept as a Focus for Nursing

February 16, 2017 by


Our next featured article for the current issue of ANS is titled  “Finding a Focus for Nursing: The Caring Concept” by Laura Beth Cook, RN, BSN, PCCN; Ann Peden, PhD, APRN, BC.  The authors explore the wide range of literature since the 1991 publication of the ANS classic article by Margaret Newman, Marilyn Sime and […]

Upstream Courage, Upstream Action

January 31, 2017 by


In the next few days, the first issue of the 40th volume of ANS will be published.  This issue will feature articles submitted in response to the issue topic “ANS Retrospective.” The first article we are featuring is authored by Patricia G. Butterfield, PhD, RN, FAAN, titled “Thinking Upstream: A 25-Year Retrospective and Conceptual Model Aimed […]