Well before the birth of our Radical Nurses Collective, Cassandra Radical Feminist Nurses Network was formed, a direct response to the American Nurses Association failure to meaningfully engage women's liberation ideals in the early 1980s. Peggy Chinn and Charlene Wheeler and others convened a coven of sorts, a web spun by crone nurses across the... Continue Reading →
New article on the role of building theory in nursing knowledge from ANS!
The current featured article in ANS 42:1 is by Pamela G. Reed, PhD, RN, FAAN title “Intermodernism: A Philosophical Perspective for Development of Scientific Nursing Theory.” This article will also serve as a focus of discussion at a conference that will convene at Case Western Reserve University March 21-22 in Cleveland, OH, celebrating the 50th year since the first conferences focused on the disciplinary perspective of nursing, and the structure of nursing knowledge. Dr. Reed’s article will serve as a focus for discussion and debate for years to come, prompting advances in nursing knowledge development in the years ahead. Her aritcle is available to download at no cost while it is featured, and we welcome your comments here! Dr. Reed sent this message about her work.
I am SO pleased to have this paper published in Advances in Nursing Science! It was in this same…
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Find out more about the Poor People's Campaign five action points—combating systemic racism, poverty, militarization, ecological devastation, and the false narrative of religious nationalism—by clicking here. Vanessa Shields-Haas is a radical nurse and co-founder of http://www.radicalnurses.com. She advocates for harm reduction approaches to care and reproductive freedom for women in the deep South. Photo credit:... Continue Reading →
I am excited to share with you Nursology.net; a unique nursing research site for sharing published work that is not only impacting health, but also advancing nursing science. The site is effectively building a community of nursing scientists world-wide who are sharing their work about improving health policy, education, and practice. If you are a... Continue Reading →
If you’ve turned on the television or talked to another person or opened up literally any social media platform in the past week, you might have heard that Gillette had some new commercials? The commercials challenge toxic masculinity, launching a new slogan “the best a man can be.” The apparent challenge to patriarchy launched by... Continue Reading →
The legacy of midwifery and public health nursing all-star, Mary Breckinridge, solidified my decision to attend Frontier Nursing University’s nurse practitioner program. Her development and implementation of a nursing-led program to care for rural and underserved communities in rural Kentucky, based on her research of public and community health programs in Scotland, England, and France,... Continue Reading →
Since 1979, Healthy People initiatives have outlined American health and healthcare priorities each decade. Healthy People 2030 envisions “a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan” in order to “improve the health and well-being of all people” (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion [ODPHP],... Continue Reading →
Nurse education is the foundation for both professional nursing practice and critical nursing thought. This speaks to the immense responsibility and influence nurse educators may have in the development of our profession. Today, we share the work of nurse educator Jennifer Castleberry, reflecting on the components of her philosophy of education. Mindfully reflecting on our... Continue Reading →
Today we welcome Debbie Moore-Black, RN, a staunch advocate for dying with dignity. Debbie blogs about trials and triumphs in critical care nursing at Do Not Resuscitate. I know. You’re thinking: cold hearted. Cruel. Heartless. Am I? Or are YOU?!! Grandma Lilly is 87 years old. She’s in the ICU. On a ventilator. Wrists restrained to... Continue Reading →