Nursing theory and administrative practice: agenda for the 1990s.


Despite past progress in the development of nursing theory, a theoretical nursing perspective is not yet common to the practice of nursing administration. Such a perspective could serve as a catalyst both to advance knowledge development for administrative nursing practice and to align clinical and administrative practice within a common framework. In this article assumptions, concepts, and questions common to both clinical and administrative nursing practice are identified. Select domain concepts are used to exemplify the themes shared by nurse clinicians and nurse administrators. The article concludes with a five-item agenda as a guide for future theory development.

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@article{Jennings1988NursingTA, title={Nursing theory and administrative practice: agenda for the 1990s.}, author={Bonnie M. Jennings and Afaf Ibrahim Meleis}, journal={ANS. Advances in nursing science}, year={1988}, volume={10 3}, pages={56-69} }