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Palliative Care Nursing: A Concept Analysis

December 5, 2017 by


The current featured ANS article is titled “A Concept Analysis of Palliative Care Nursing: Advancing Nursing Theory” by Amanda J. Kirkpatrick, MSN, RN-BC; Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN. The article is available for download at no cost while it is featured, and we welcome your comments about the article […]

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 […]

New ANS issue released today: Emerging Theories for Practice

January 29, 2014 by


The January-March issue of ANS focusing on emerging theories for practice is now available!   Nursing models, theories and philosophic frameworks have been emerging for over 50 years. But they have not always been welcomed as relevant to nursing practice. Part of the disconnect lies in what “theory” is thought to be. My own favorite […]

Development of a theory of compassion

February 7, 2013 by


The current issue of ANS focuses on the topic “Critique and Replication.”  Dr. Jane Georges’ article in this issue illustrates a “long view” account of how ideas evolve over time.  Her various publications over the years may have seemed unrelated to one another  – articles on suffering, biopower, Nazi Germany nurses – but in fact each […]

From the Author: Lynn Rew

August 22, 2012 by


It is a pleasure to introduce Lynn Rew, lead author on one of my Edtitor’s Picks for the current issue.  I suspect that most ANS readers have had some connection to the experience of adolescence, either personally or professionally!  The current “Editor’s Pick” article by Lynn Rew and her colleagues Diane Tyler, Nina Fredland and Dana […]

“Editor’s Picks” available now!

August 15, 2012 by


We have added a new feature to the ANS web site … Editor’s Picks from the current issue.  The Editor’s Picks will change every couple of weeks, and while an article is featured, it will be available for a free download!  Each week I will post information on this blog about one of the articles […]

Future Table of Contents – Transitions

June 17, 2012 by


I just posted the Table of Contents for the September issue of ANS (Vol 35:3) on the web site!  There will be 14 articles in this issue.  All will be online; and about half will be in the paper volume. The concept of transitions has been a significant focus for nursing scholars for several decades. […]