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Master of Science (MS)
Few role models exist who practice professional nursing using a theory and who conduct research contributing to the evolution of a nursing body of knowledge. Without such role models in nursing practice, and without an active pursuit of a body of nursing knowledge, independence and autonamy cannot become reality. This essay is a case study of such a person, M. Lucille Kinlein. Over a period of three months, a series of interviews were conducted with Miss Kinlein as well as a review of documents reflecting changes in her practice. On the basis of the data collected, the author was able to present the following in this essay: descriptions of Miss Kinlein' s personal and professional development, perspectives or changes since the inception of her practice, perceptions of nursing, and suggestions for interested registered nurses.
Gillis, Alice T., "Evolutionary Process of Articulation and Application of the Kinlein Practice Theory of Nursing" (1979). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 3210.