The Focus of the DisciplineRealizing the Focus of the Discipline: Facilitating Humanization in PhD Education A Student Exemplar Integrating Nature and HealthTehan, Tara M. MSN, MBA, RN; Cornine, Amanda E. MSN, RN; Amoah, Rita K. BEd, BSN, RN; Aung, Thin Zar BSN, RN; Willis, Danny G. DNS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Grace, Pamela J. PhD, RN, FAAN; Roy, Callista PhD, RN, FAAN; Averka, Kathleen A. BA; Perry, Donna J. PhD, RNAuthor Information Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (Ms Tehan); University of Massachusetts Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Worcester (Ms Tehan, Amoah, and Aung and Dr Perry); University of Massachusetts Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Worcester State University (Ms Cornine); University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing (Dr Willis); Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Drs Grace and Roy); Mount Saint Mary's University, Boston College, Los Angeles, (Dr Roy); Northbridge Elementary School, Whitinsville, Massachusetts (Ms Averka). Correspondence: Tara M. Tehan, MSN, MBA, RN, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: January/March 2019 - Volume 42 - Issue 1 - p 69-80 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000246 Buy Metrics Abstract Doctorally prepared nurses must be able to represent the unique nursing perspective within interdisciplinary teams to address contemporary health challenges. This article provides a student exemplar applying the unifying focus of facilitating humanization as described by Willis, Grace, and Roy to science on nature and health. As scientific knowledge becomes more complex, nurses must be skilled in translating information through the nursing lens to support individuals in realizing meaning, choice, quality of life, and healing in living and dying. In order for doctoral students to shepherd the discipline, they must first integrate nursing's philosophical underpinnings into their practice. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.