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Nursing: NSG 916 & NSG 912

The research guide was created for NSG 910 Philosophy of Science and Nursing Theory & NSG 912 Theory Construction for the UTHSC College of Nursing DNP and PhD program.

Nursing Theories and Theorists

A Selection of Letters Written by Florence Nightingale : Letters can be searched and browsed. 

A collection of nursing theories and theorists: A pin board organized by theory or model.

Nursing theories: A list of websites about nursing theories compiled by a group of nursing librarians. 


Concept Analysis References

Here are some articles using concept analysis related to nursing roles.

Alexander, K. A., Coleman, C. L., Deatrick, J. A., & Jemmott, L. S. (2012). Moving beyond safe sex to women-controlled safe sex: A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(8), 1858-1869. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05881.x PMID: 22111843

Knechel, N. (2015). When a crash is really an accident: A concept analysis. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 22(6), 321-329. doi:10.1097/jtn.0000000000000167 PMID: 26574946

Llanque, S., Savage, L., Rosenburg, N., & Caserta, M. (2016). Concept analysis: Alzheimer's caregiver stress. Nursing Forum, 51(1), 21-31. doi:10.1111/nuf.12090 PMID: 24787468

McMahon, S., & Fleury, J. (2012). Wellness in older adults: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 47(1), 39-51. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6198.2011.00254.x PMID: 22309381

APA Resources

You are required to use the format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, for course assignments. 

  • There are copies of APA style manual, 6th edition in the library. One copy is available to check out for two hours in Permanent Reserves and one copy is in Reference Collection. Both copies are in library use only. The Call Number is WZ345 P976 2010. 
  • In addition to using the official publication manuals to format your citations, you can also use CINAHL that has a feature of generating a citation in many formats including APA. 
  • You can also consult some free online writing guides:
    1. APA Citation Style from Cornell University Library: Examples for citing different resources in APA style.
    2. Purdue Online Writing Lab: Detailed instructions in using APA style.
    3. APA Citation Stlye from Camosun College Library: Provides some unique examples.
    4. Research & Documentation Online: Comprehensive APA examples 
    5. Cting legal materials in APA: Examples include citing state statutes,...
    6. APA 6th edition FAQs:Frequently ask questions related to using APA style in these categories general, references, punctuation, grammar, and formatting.
  • Tutorials created by APA staff: The tutorials cover APA style formatting, citing, and writing. Once in the tutorials, simply click the Outline tab to see a list of topics.