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Integrating Caring Theory With Nursing Practice and Education: Connecting With What Matters

Dyess, Susan PhD, RN; Boykin, Anne PhD, RN; Rigg, Connie MA, BSN

Journal of Nursing Administration: November 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 11 - p 498-503
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181f88b96

Theory-based nursing practice positively influences many outcomes in healthcare organizations. As a response to limited human and economic resources, a college of nursing and a for-profit healthcare organization worked in partnership to develop a project that focused on developing and demonstrating the value of a dedicated education unit grounded in caring theory. The authors describe the development of the project, initial outcomes, and the relevance to nursing administration.

Authors' Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Dyess) and Dean and Professor (Dr Boykin), Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; Director, Critical Care Service, St Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida (Ms Rigg).

Corresponding author: Dr Dyess, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, CON 357, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (

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