Theory & Research


Information and resources for distinguishing the differences between theories, frameworks and models, as well as links to existing theories in nursing and the social sciences. Main menu | Comments/Suggestions


Theories – What they are and why they are important Social and Behavioral Theories

Classification of Nursing Theories – Metaparadigms, Grand Theories, Middle-Range Theories and Practice Level Theories

UW Libraries Research Guide Nursing Theory

Nursing Models

Learn more about specific nursing theories and models Nursing Theories


Nursing Theories and Models

Dictionary of nursing theory and research – eBook

Understand the difference between concepts, theories, models and frameworks The difference between concepts, models, and theories

Unpacking KT Theories, Models & Frameworks