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Finding Articles
Search in CINAHL using the name of the theory or the theorist.
General books on Nursing Theory
  • Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing RT41 .L53 1998
  • Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research ebook
  • Foundations of Nursing Theory RT84.5. F68 1995
  • Nursing Knowledge and Theory Innovation ebook
  • Nursing Knowledge Development And Clinical Practiceebook
  • Nursing Theories: A framework for professional practiceebook
  • Nursing Theories and Nursing Practiceebook
  • Nursing Theorists and Their Work RT84.5 .N9 2010
  • Nursing Theories: Conceptual & Philosophical Foundationsebook
  • Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practiceebook
  • Understanding the Work of Nurse Theoristsebook
Books on selected nurse theorists

All books are located on the 1000 level.  DVDs are on the 4000 level.

Virginia Henderson

  • Principles and Practice of Nursing RT41 .H24 1978
  • Virginia Henderson [DVD]: Definition of Nursing RT84.5 .H463 2005x .DVD
  • Virginia Avenel Henderson: Signature for Nursing RT37.H458 V57 1998x
  • A Virginia Henderson ReaderRT63 .H46 1995
  • Virginia Henderson: The First Ninety YearsRT37.H4 S65 1989x

Imogene King

  • Advancing King’s Systems Framework and Theory of Nursing RT84.5 .A385 1995
  • Imogene King [DVD]: Interacting Systems RT84.5 .K555 2005x .DVD
  • Imogene King: A Conceptual Framework for Nursing RT84.5 .E93 1991, ebook
  • The Language of Nursing Theory and Metatheory RT84.5 .L36x 1997

Madeleine Leininger

  • Culture Care Diversity and Universality RT86.54 .C85 2006
  • Madeleine Leininger [DVD]: Cultural Care Diversity Universality RT84.5 .L45 2005x .DVD
  • Transcultural Nursing: Concepts, Theories, Research and Practice RT86.54 .L44 2002

Mid-range theories

  • Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research RT84.5 .M535 2004

Betty Neuman

  • Betty Neuman [DVD]: Neuman Systems Model RT84.5 .N473 2005x .DVD
  • Betty Neuman: The Neuman Systems Model RT84.5 .R44 1993
  • The Neuman Systems Model RT84.5 .N474 2002

Margaret Newman

  • Giving Voice to What We Know RT 84.5.N4789 G545 2005
  • Margaret Newman: Health as Expanding Consciousness RT84.5 .M36 1993
  • Margaret Newman [videorecording]: Health as Expanding Consciousness RT84.5 .N4795 2005x .DVD
  • Transforming Presence: The Difference that Nursing Makes RT84.5 .N483 2008

Florence Nightingale

  • The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale (12 vols.) RT37.N5 A2 2001
  • Florence Nightingale: An Introduction to her Life and Family RT37.N5 A2 2001
  • Florence Nightingale and the Founding of Professional Nursing RT37.N5 H36 1959x
  • Florence Nightingale and the Nursing Legacy RT81.G7 B35 1998
  • Florence Nightingale at First Hand RT37.N5 M33 2010x
  • Florence Nightingale: Extending Nursing ebook
  • Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action RT37.N5 F563 2005
  • Florence Nightingale [DVD]: Life and Work RT37.N5 F56 2005x .DVD
  • Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not RT40 .N5 1992

Dorothea Orem

  • Dorothea Orem [DVD]: Self-Care Framework RT84.5 .O7333 2005x .DVD
  • Self Care Theory in Nursing: Selected Papers of Dorothea Orem RT84.5 .O733 2003 ebook
  • Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing RT84.5 .D46 1997

Ida Jean Orlando

  • Ida Jean Orlando: A Nursing Process Theory RT86.3 .S52 1993
  • Ida Orlando Pelletier [videorecording]: Nursing Process Discipline RT84.5 .O75 2005x .DVD

Rosemarie Rizzo Parse

  • Community: A Human Becoming Perspective RT84.5 .P355 2003
  • Hope: An International Human Becoming Perspective RT84.5 .H66 1999 ebook
  • Illuminations: The Human Becoming Theory in Practice and Research RT84.5 .I45 1999x
  • Rosemarie Parse [DVD]: Theory of Human Becoming RT84.5 .P358 2005x .DVD

Paterson & Zderad

  • Paterson & Zderad: Humanistic Nursing Theory RT84.5 .O35 1993

Hildegard Peplau

  • Hildegard Peplau [DVD]: Interpersonal Relations in Nursing RC440 .P465 2005x .DVD
  • Hildegard Peplau: Psychiatric Nurse of the Century RC440.P423 C35 2002 ebook
  • Interpersonal Relations in Nursing RT86 .P4 1991

Martha Rogers

  • Martha Rogers: The Science of Unitary Human Beings RT84.5.L89 1991
  • Martha Rogers [DVD]: Science of Unitary Human Beings RT84.5 .R64 2005x .DVD
  • Patterns of Rogerian Knowing RT84.5 .P395 1997

Callista Roy

  • Callista Roy: An Adaptation Model RT84.5 .L88 1991
  • Callista Roy [DVD]: Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing RT34 .R69 2005x .DVD
  • The Roy Adaptation Model RT84.5 .R66 1999
Education Theory

Reference Books

  • Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and DissentREF LB2805 .E528 2010
  • Encyclopedia of PsychologyREF BF31 .E52 2000
  • Learning theories, A to ZREF LB15 .L4695
  • Routledge encyclopedia of philosophyREF B51 .R68 1998 or online

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