Feature ArticlesThe Nursing Knowledge Pyramid A Theory of the Structure of Nursing KnowledgeDecker, Veronica B. DNP, PMHCNS-BC, MBA; Hamilton, Roger M. PhDAuthor Information University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando (Dr Decker); and Consultant, Mt Dora, Florida (Dr Hamilton). Correspondence: Veronica B. Decker, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, MBA, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, 12201 Research Pkwy, Ste 300, Orlando, FL 32826 ([email protected]). The author declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this editorial. Advances in Nursing Science: July/September 2018 - Volume 41 - Issue 3 - p 293-302 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000204 Buy Metrics Abstract A theory of the structure of nursing knowledge is proposed. Using retroductive reasoning to build upon an existing theory, the goal of the Nursing Knowledge Pyramid is to integrate disparate forms of nursing knowledge into a comprehensive, coherent, and useful structure to enhance the learning, development, automation, and accessibility of nursing knowledge. Education uses are discussed. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.