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DNP Evidence-Based Practice Project: Library Resources: Nursing Theories

This guide is designed to assist graduate students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with the research and scholarly writing components of the final DNP Project.

Finding Articles Related to Nursing Theory

Articles from scholarly journals provide in-depth research on nursing theories. To locate articles that apply nursing theory to research and practice, consult the CINAHL database.

Here are some tips on searching CINAHL for information on nursing theories:

Selected List of Nursing Theory Books

Below is a selected list of nursing theory books available at the Mulford Library.

Explore additional nursing theory books in the library catalog

Below is a selected list of nursing theory e-books available from the University Libraries.

Explore additional nursing theory books in the library catalog. 

Finding Books on Nursing Theory

Books are a great place to start for finding information on nursing theory. The Mulford Library holds several nursing theory books that you can check out.  Most nursing theory books can be found in the WY86 call number range on the 4th floor. To locate a specific nursing theory book, search the online catalog.  It is recommended that you search the catalog any one of the following ways:

We also have a growing collection of e-books which include titles on nursing theory.  After conducting a search in the catalog using any of the above steps, click on Limit/Sort Search at the top of the search results page, select E-BOOK in the Material Type menu, and click Submit

Recommended Nursing Theory Websites

Specific Theorists & Theories

Nursing Theory (General)