Original articlesDevelopment of a Theory of Wisdom-in-Action for Clinical NursingMatney, Susan A. PhD, RN; Avant, Kay PhD, RN; Clark, Lauren PhD, RN; Staggers, Nancy PhD, RNAuthor Information Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah and College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (Dr Matney); School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (Dr Avant); School of Nursing, University of California Los Angeles (Dr Clark); and College of Nursing and Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Dr Staggers). Correspondence: Susan A. Matney, PhD, RN, 1148 Alice Lane, Farmington, UT 84025 ([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 28-41 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000304 Buy Metrics Abstract Nurses published dialogues on wisdom; yet, a conceptual model is unavailable. We present the development process for a theory of wisdom-in-action for clinical nursing developed in 3 phases: (1) a deductively derived model using derivation and synthesis; (2) inductively, a constructivist grounded theory captured the experience of wisdom in nursing practice; and (3) the 2 theories were synthesized into a nascent theory. The theory describes 2 antecedent dimensions, person-related and setting-related factors, and 2 types of wisdom, general and personal. The theory provides a framework for translating wisdom in nursing practice, depicting both the science and art of nursing. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.