Virginia Henderson – The First Lady of Nursing

Virginia Avenel Henderson (November 30, 1897 - March 19, 1996) was a nurse, theorist, and author known for her Need Theory
Jean Watson

Jean Watson

Jean Watson is an American nurse theorist and nursing professor who is well known for her "Philosophy and Theory of Transpersonal Caring."
Ida Jean Orlando

Ida Jean Orlando

Ida Jean Orlando was a known psychiatric nurse, theorist and researcher who developed the "Deliberate Nursing Process Theory."

Madeleine Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing Theory

The Transcultural Nursing Theory or Culture Care Theory by Madeleine Leininger involves knowing and understanding different cultures with respect to nursing and health-illness caring practices, beliefs and values with the goal to provide meaningful and efficacious nursing care services to people according to their cultural values and health-illness context.
Faye G. Abdellah

Faye G. Abdellah – Pioneer of 21 Nursing Problems

Faye Glenn Abdellah is a pioneer in nursing research who developed the "Twenty-One Nursing Problems."
Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring

Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring

According to Watson's theory, "Nursing is concerned with promoting health, preventing illness, caring for the sick, and restoring health."

Imogene M. King

Imogene Martina King was one of the pioneers and most sought nursing theorists for her Theory of Goal Attainment which was developed in the early 1960s.

Florence Nightingale – The Lady With The Lamp

Discover the life and works of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern-day nursing.

Hildegard Peplau’s Interpersonal Relations Theory

The Interpersonal relationships Theory was developed by Hildegard E. Peplau in 1952.

Dorothy E. Johnson’s Behavioral System Model

Dorothy E. Johnson proposed the Behavioral System Model Nursing Theory in 1968.