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Description, Critical Reflection and Evaluation of Transitions Theory

October 30, 2017 by


The current featured article is by Katja Bohner, MNSc, of Switzerland, titled  “Theory Description, Critical Reflection, and Theory Evaluation of the Transitions Theory of Meleis et al according to Chinn and Kramer (2011).” The article is available to download at no cost while it is featured, and we welcome your comments and questions here!  This is a […]

Promoting Health for Hispanic Women

June 7, 2016 by


The current featured ANS artice addresses the challenge of cultural diversity and understanding cultural factors that influence health.  This article, titled “Evaluation of 3 Behavioral Theories for Application in Health Promotion Strategies for Hispanic Women” by Daisy S. Garcia, PhD, MSN, examines these complex issues.  The article is available to download at no cost while it is featured on […]

Producing Environments of Care

May 28, 2015 by


The current featured ANS article is titled “A Practice Theory Approach to Understanding the Interdependency of Nursing Practice and the Environment: Implications for Nurse-Led Care Delivery Models” by Miriam Bender, PhD, RN and Martha S. Feldman, PhD.  The article is available for free download while it is featured on the ANS web site.  Dr. Bender has shared this story of how […]

Health Change Trajectory Model

April 15, 2015 by


The discipline of nursing now has a growing and rich body of theoretical models that provide useful perspectives from which we can build practices addressing some of the most pervasive health challenges we and our patients face.  These models also facilitate the design and implementation of research projects that add to the evidence required for […]

Informed Advocacy: An Emancipatory Nursing Perspective

July 12, 2014 by


The current ANS featured article is titled “Informed Advocacy: Rural, Remote, and Northern Nursing Praxis.”  In this article, the authors, Karen MacKinnon, PhD, RN; Pertice Moffitt, PhD, RN present present a synthesis of their combined research about nursing practices in Western and Northern Canada. They compared the stories of rural Canadian public health nurses with feminist […]

Caring as Emancipatory Nursing Praxis

June 13, 2014 by


The new featured article in the current ANS issue challenges readers to examine values and believes that form a foundation for nursing as caring within complex technical and economically driven systems. The article, titled “Caring as Emancipatory Nursing Praxis: The Theory of Relational Caring Complexity,” is authored by Marilyn A. Ray, PhD, RN, CTN-A, FAAN and […]

Developing a Frailty Framework for Vulnerable Populations

April 16, 2014 by


The featured article from the current issue of ANS is titled “Development of a Frailty Framework Among Vulnerable Populations,” authored by Benissa E. Salem, PhD, MSN, RN; Adeline Nyamathi, PhD, ANP, FAAN; Linda R. Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA; Janet C. Mentes, PhD, APRN, BC, FGSA; and Catherine Sarkisian, MD, MSPH; Mary-Lynn Brecht, PhD.  Recognizing […]