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Nursing & Practical Nursing: Nursing Theorists & Their Theories

Resources for the branch of medicine that focuses on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.

Books & Videos

Search Tips

  • to find general books, search by keyword using nurs* theori* (asterisk*=nurse, nursing, nurses, theories, theorist, theorists)
  • to find books written by a specific theorist, search by author starting your search with au:last name, first name
  • to find books written about a specific theorist, search by subject starting your search with su:last name, first name
  • use Advanced Search to combine search categories, as well as limit by date, format, etc.
  • to search other libraries, select Libraries Worldwide from the drop-down box for location

For a list of nursing theorist DVDs and other biographical resources, see the Nurses page on the Biographies research guide.


The American Nurse: A History of Challenge and Compassion