Nursing Theorists

Nursing Theorists Overview

"Nursing theories and models provide information about: definitions of nursing and nursing practice, principles that form the basis for practice, and goals and functions of nursing."

-- Wesley, R. L. (1995). Nursing theories and models. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation. (page 2)

Abdellah, Faye Glenn
Twenty-One Nursing Problems
Benner, Patricia
Novice to Expert Model
Boykin, Anne & Schoenhofer, Savina O.
Nursing As Caring
Fitzpatrick, Joyce J. 
Rhythm Model
Hall, Lydia E. 
Core, Care, and Cure Model
Henderson, Virginia 
Definition of Nursing
Johnson, Dorothy 
Behavioral System Model
King, Imogene 
General System Framework
Kolcaba, Katharine 
Theory of Comfort
Leininger, Madeleine
Theory of Cultural Care, Diversity and Universality
Levine, Myra 
Conservation Model
Mercer, Ramona T. 
Maternal Role Attainment
Neuman, Betty 
Systems Model
Newman, Margaret 
Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness
Nightingale, Florence 
Environmental Adaptation Theory
Orem, Dorothea 
Self-Care Framework
Orlando, Ida Jean 
Theory of the Nursing Process Discipline
Parse, Rosemarie 
Theory of Human Becoming
Pender, Nola J. 
Health Promotion Model
Peplau, Hildegard 
Theory of Interpersonal Relations
Rogers, Martha 
Science of Unitary Human Beings
Roper, Nancy , Logan, Winifred W. , Tierney, Alison J. 
The Elements of Nursing: A Model for Nursing Based on a Model of Living
Roy, Callista 
Adaptation Model
Travelbee, Joyce
Human-To-Human Relationship Model
Watson, Jean 
Theory of Human Caring
Wiedenbach, Ernestine 
The Helping Art of Clinical Nursing