Alligood, M. (2002). Nursing theory: Utilization & Application (2nd Ed). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Publishers

Brickman, P., Abbey, A, Coates, D., Dunkel-Schetter, Janoff-Bulman, R., Karuza, Jr., J., Perloff, L, Rabinowitz, V., Seligman, C. (1987). Commitment, conflict, and caring. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc. [Written and coordinated by the principal author just  prior to his untimely death.  Camille Wortman and Richard Sorrentino did final edit for publisher.]

Fawcett, J. (2000). Analysis and evaluation of contemporary nursing knowledge: Nursing models and theories. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Nicholl, L. (1997). Perspectives on nursing theory (3rd Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

O’Brien, M. (2003).  Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on holy ground. (2nd Ed.)  Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Roach, M. (1997). Caring from the heart. Yew York: Paulist Press.

[Theory and philosophical texts do not become outdated; they can be enhanced with current history in the context of society change.]

Periodical Articles

Anthony, M., Vidal, K. (2010). Mindful communication: A novel approach to improving delegation and increasing patient safety.  Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 15 (2).

Bartholomew, K., and Cohen, S. (2008). The image of nursing: Perspectives on shaping, empowering, and elevating the nursing profession. HCPro at

Cherniss, C., Extein, M., Goleman, D., and Weissberg, R. (2006). Emotional Intelligence: What does the research really indicate? Educational Psychologist (41) 4, 239-45.

Chitty,K. (2005). Professional nursing: Concepts & challenges, (4th Ed), Professionalism, Ch. 6.

Felgen, J. (2003). Caring: Core value, currency, and commodity, is it time to get tough about “soft”?  Nursing Administration Quarterly 27 (3), 208.

Goleman, D. (2000). Leadership that gets results.  Harvard Business Review, Mar-April, 2000, 78-90.

Manion, J. (2000). Building commitment in today’s workforce. Home Care Provider 5(4), 130-131.

Mefford, L. (2004). A theory of health promotion for preterm infants based on Levine’s Conservation Model of Nursing. Nursing Science Quarterly (17) 3, 260-66.

Mock, V., St. Ours, C., Hall, S., Bositis, A., Tillery, M., Belcher, A., Krumm, S., and McCorkle, R. (2007). Journal of Advanced Nursing (58) 5, 503-12.

Internet Video Sources

Definition of Nursing—“I’m just a nurse”  (Canada)  Images of Nursing, Media

“Why I am a Nurse”  (WVU, May, 2010—50th anniversary of SON)

“Nurse: A World of Care”  (Video images) (2008)  Marla Salmon; Emory Univ. ; RWJF-Future of Nursing support

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