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Nursing information in the library, from basic knowledge to specific types of research articles to video tutorials

Nursing Theory On the Web

Use these pages to get overviews and basic references for nursing and nursing-related theories. These are good resources to explore which theory you are interested in and to get a start on some references.

Theories in APA

If the theory has a person's name in the title, capitalize their name, but not the rest of the theory/model title. For example:

  • Leininger’s theory of cultural competence
  • Watson’s theory of caring
  • Meleis’ theory of transitions
  • Michel’s theory of uncertainty