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Authors

  1. Decker, Veronica B. DNP, PMHCNS-BC, MBA
  2. Hamilton, Roger M. PhD

Abstract

A theory of the structure of nursing knowledge is proposed. Using retroductive reasoning to build upon an existing theory, the goal of the Nursing Knowledge Pyramid is to integrate disparate forms of nursing knowledge into a comprehensive, coherent, and useful structure to enhance the learning, development, automation, and accessibility of nursing knowledge. Education uses are discussed.