2019 has been a banner year for Nursing Theory! The Case Western Reserve Nursing Theory conference in March set the stage for a renewed commitment to the development of nursing knowledge, and now we are anticipating another foundational conference at the KING Collaborative conference in Washington, DC on November 14 -15! Plus, 2019 is the first full year when Nursology.net has been available as the prime resource for all matters related to the development of nursing knowledge.
The energy for all of these efforts arose from a growing concern that nursing as a discipline was getting lost in the massive changes and trends in healthcare worldwide, and the growing awareness that the fundamental values of nursing are key to shaping healthcare to meet the basic human need for caring and support in the process of moving through the challenges of illness and maintaining optimal health.
The 2020 Nursing Theory Conference, and those that follow in the years to come, will provide opportunities for nurses to build on the heritage of the past, discuss and contemplate the challenges of the present and the core theoretical ideas that address those challenges, and develop the way forward in the future! We invite you to join us!