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Nursing Theorist

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Dr. Anne Boykin

  Anne Boykin grew up in Kaukauna,Wisconsin, the eldest of six children. She began her career in nursing in 1966,graduating from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Master's Degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Doctorate from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Boykin is married to Steve Staudenmeyer, and they have four children. Anne Boykin is Dean and Professor of the Christine  E. Lynn College of nursing at Florida Atlantic University. She is Director of the Christine E. Lynn Center for caring, which is housed in the College of Nursing. Boykin's scholarly work is centered on caring as the grounding for nursing. This is evidenced in her book (co-authored with Schoenhofer), Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice (1993-2001) and her book, Living a Caring-Based Program (1994). She has written numerous book chapters and articles and serves as a consultant locally,regionally, nationally, and internationally on the topic of caring. Today, Boykin continues to enchant and nourish her love for the natural life.






    Savina O. Schoenhofer was born the second child and the eldest daughter in a family of nine children and spent her formative  years on the family cattle ranch in Kansas. She has daughter, Carrie, and a grand-daughter, Emma. Her initial nursing study was completed at Wichita State University, where she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, psychology, and counselling. She completed a PhD in educational foundation and administration at Kansas State University in 1993. Her career in nursing has been influenced significantly by three colleagues: Lt. Col. Ann Ashjian (Ret), whose community nursing practice in Brazil presented an inspiring model of nursing; Marilyn E. Parker, PhD, a faculty colleague who mentored her in the idea of nursing as a discipline, the academic role of higher education, and the world of nursing theorists; and Anne Boykin, PhD, who introduced her to caring as a substantive field of nursing study. Schoenhofer created the Theory of Nursing as Caring website, which serves as a vibrant, interactive source of information about how the theory is lived in practices and research