INTRODUCTION TO THE GUEST EDITORIAL
Note from the Editor: I have been increasingly concerned about the quality and rigor reflected in concept analysis submissions to Advances in Nursing Science, and so I invited Beth Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN, to share her thoughts and guidance for nurse scholars embarking on this important work! Dr Rodgers is Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor, Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems. Her work defining quality in concept analysis work as enabling conceptually sound research to improve clinical care was recently explicated in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.1 In this Guest Editorial, Dr Rodgers further explains the importance of this necessary intellectual challenge for the discipline.
—Peggy L. Chinn, PhD, RN, FAAN
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1. Rodgers BL, Jacelon CS, Knafl KA. Concept analysis and the advance of nursing knowledge: state of the science. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2018;50(4):451–459. doi:10.1111/jnu.12386.