Nursing theories are theoretical frameworks that aim to explain the nursing profession. They are typically divided into three categories (click for examples):
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These textbook-style resources are a great starting point for learning about different nursing theories/theorists!
A number of subject terms in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) will lead you to academic journal articles covering nursing theory/theorists. If you have specific theory/theorist in mind:
If you don't have a specific nursing theory in mind, try using some of these more general subject terms to start your search:
See our CINAHL tutorial for tips on combining these broad subject terms with more precise keywords.