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NUR 200 - Theory and Professional Practice

A guide for students in Nursing 200 classes

Primary Sources

Examples of primary sources regarding nurse theorists:

  • A book written by the theorist (search the Scholar Library Catalog by author)
  • A memoir or autobiography written by the theorist
  • A scholarly journal article written by the theorist (search for articles using CINAHL and other databases)
  • An interview with the theorist

Nurse Theorists

In addition to primary sources (described above), you'll want to consult other resources to gain additional perspective on the impact of a theorist's work. Each theorist's name in the list below links to a book chapter about them. 

Patricia Benner

Virginia Henderson

Dorothy Johnson

Imogene King

Katharine Kolcaba

Madeleine Leininger

Betty Neuman

Margaret Newman

Florence Nightingale

Dorothea Orem

Rosemarie Rizzo Parse

Hildegard Peplau

Martha Rogers

Sr. Calista Roy

Jean Watson

Nursing Theory and Theorist Books

These e-books contain information about the lives and works of Nurse Theorists:

Browse this list to find more books at CSU Library about Nursing theory and theorists. 

Or search the Scholar Online Catalog yourself!


If the item you are searching for is not available in Scholar, click on the OhioLINK button at the top of the page to automatically search for it in OhioLINK.