Original Article: PDF OnlyProperties of Situation-Specific Theories and Neo-pragmatismIm, Eun-Ok PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAANAuthor Information Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Correspondence: Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, 1520 Clifton Rd, Atlanta GA 30322 ([email protected]). The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: November 09, 2020 - Volume - Issue - doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000336 Buy PAP Metrics Abstract The purpose of this article is to discuss whether the properties of existing situation-specific theories are congruent with the philosophical stance of neo-pragmatism. A literature review was conducted using PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycInfo with keywords of “situation-specific theory” and “nursing.” Fifteen situation-specific theories were included in the analysis. The properties of existing situation-specific theories included “high specificity and low level of abstraction,” “context understanding,” “direct linkages to research and practice,” and “reflecting diversities and complexities with limited generalizability.” Finally, the findings are discussed in terms of their linkages to the major tenets of neo-pragmatism. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.