Original articlesClaiming the Narrative Wave With Story TheoryLiehr, Patricia PhD, RN; Smith, Mary Jane PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (Dr Liehr); and West Virginia University School of Nursing, Morgantown (Dr Smith). Correspondence: Patricia Liehr, PhD, RN, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431 ([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 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 1 - p 15-27 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000303 Buy Metrics Abstract Over the past few decades, there has been a narrative wave that has advanced and subsided but consistently moved toward acceptance in health care circles. Despite the importance of narrative to nursing practice and research, the discipline has been slow to claim the narrative wave as its own. The purpose of this article is to claim the narrative wave for the discipline of nursing with story theory–guided research and practice and to describe dimensions of the narrative movement in health-related literature. Practical application of story theory is described for both nursing practice and nursing research. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.