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Christine Dardet, APR
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Internationally Renowned Nursing Scholar Donates Work to FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

            BOCA RATON, FL (April 23, 2010)
– Madeleine Leininger, Ph.D., R.N., L.H.D., D.S., Ph.DNSc., F.A.A.N., officially donated her scholarly papers to the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University during a recent celebration at the Boca Raton campus. 

The Madeleine M. Leininger Collection on Human Caring and Transcultural Nursing will be housed in the Archives of Caring in Nursing, which is focused on preserving the history of caring in nursing, inviting the study of caring, advancing caring as an essential domain of nursing knowledge, and creating meaning for the practice of nursing.

The collection contains Dr. Leininger’s scholarly and professional papers spanning from approximately 1960 to the present. The scope of the collection is diverse and covers the  development and evolution of transcultural nursing; caring as the essence of nursing; the evolution of doctoral programs theoretically grounded in transcultural nursing; the development of qualitative research in nursing; cultural materials (books, pamphlets, papers and clippings about many cultures throughout the world); and ethics. The collection contains books, dissertations and theses, journal issues, copies of published and unpublished or pre-publication papers (including keynote and other conference and workshop addresses), professional correspondence, clippings from newspapers and magazines, personal correspondence such as greeting cards, audio and video tapes, DVDs, CDs and photographs.

“It is gratifying to see so many of my students – and their students – who now are faculty mentoring new generations, using my transcultural theory and writings,” said Dr. Leininger. “Now with my papers at Florida Atlantic University, the research will be cared for and preserved for future generations of students and scholars to see how my theory developed and how it has been used to transform nursing care. Transcultural nursing has come of age and is the basis for the culture care that is increasingly needed in our more and more diverse society.”

Additional archives holdings include the scholarly papers of Anne Boykin, Delores A. Gaut, Madeleine M. Leininger, Carol L. Picard, Sister M. Simone Roach, Savina O. Schoenhofer, Kristen M. Swanson, Kathleen L. Valentine and Zane Robinson Wolf, and the archives of the International Association for Human Caring.

“Dr. Leininger has devoted her professional life to developing the domain of nursing knowledge on caring,” said Anne Boykin, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing dean.  “Her work is influencing nursing education, practice and research worldwide.  What a precious gift she is giving to the discipline by providing the opportunity for students and scholars to forever study her work and continue to advance caring knowledge.”

The College of Nursing is committed to securing the papers of caring scholars and developing and maintaining the archives to provide access to primary sources. To discuss contributing work to the archives, contact Dean Anne Boykin at boykina@fau.eduor 561-297-3206. Descriptions and indexes to the collections are accessible at .  Onsite use of materials is available by appointment; inquire at

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