Nursing Education Perspectives

Nursing Education Perspectives is a bimonthly journal owned and published by the National League for Nursing, Inc. and is headquartered in New York, N.Y. Nursing Education Perspectives was founded in 1980 and formerly called Nursing and Healthcare Perspectives via Ovid JournalsNational Education Perspectives provides a forum for the exchange of nursing education and faculty issues, and the creation of innovative programs. Others subjects include technology in nursing education, ethics as part of nursing education, partnerships between clinical agencies and academic institutions, innovations in advanced practice nursing education programs, reports of research on nursing education, global nursing education, and evidence-based nursing education. Its readers are primarily National League for Nursing individual members, member institutions, faculty and schools in the U.S. In 2007, National Education Perspectives published an article on how the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing struggled to regain its footing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The article chronicles how the school was forced out of its home in New Orleans to a makeshift campus in Baton Rouge, where classes were taught in a movie theater. The school functioned off-site for a year before transferring back to its original location. The editor is Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN. The managing editor is Leslie Block.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 6, November-December

A Call to Action: Preparing the Next Generation of Nurses
IN MY TENURE WRITING THIS COLUMN, I have tried to provide briefs about emerging technologies that will affect teaching and learning in higher education. I have also, on occasion, called attention to issues related to informatics competencies and information...
Case Studies in Nursing Ethics (3Rd Ed.)
CASE STUDIES IN NURSING ETHICS (3RD ED.) by Sara T. Fry, PhD, RN, and Robert M. Veatch, PhD; Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett, 2006; 415 pages, $51.95 Individuals who purchase Case Studies in Nursing Ethics may think they've gotten a bonus....
Development of a Nurse Practice Arrangement in Rural Appalachia: Triumphs and Challenges
ABSTRACT This article describes the development of a nurse practice arrangement for delivery of health services via a mobile health clinic to an underserved, rural Appalachian community in southwestern Virginia. Faculty, students, and staff worked...
Diane
RECIPIENT OF THE NLN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN NURSING EDUCATION, Diane M. Billings, EdD, RN, FAAN, has taught all levels of students during the course of her career--ADN, BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, and PhD. In addition to teaching, her faculty role...
Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research (3Rd Ed.)
edited by Shirley May Harmon Hanson, PhD, RN, PMHNP, FAAN, Vivian Gedaly-Duff, RN, and Joanna Rowe Kaakinen, RN; Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2005; 448 pages, $44.95 (softcover) Defining family as "who they say they are," this book promotes the art...
Graduate Student Perceptions: Feeling the Passion of Caring Online
ABSTRACT The concept of caring in nursing education has been addressed with regard to traditional classroom settings. In addition, research on effective online teaching approaches, differences between online and face-to-face classroom settings,...
Journey to Transformation: As Nurses, We Have Always Recognized the Value of Our Stories. This Is the Story of My Journey, as Step by Step We Transformed the National League for Nursing
SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 1998 I began my tenure as the CEO of the NLN in January 1998. Though I could not imagine a world without it, the NLN I found was an organization that had lost its way. Fraught with fiscal irregularities, dysfunctional governance...
Look Back in Time
For the 75th anniversary of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, John Garde, CRNA, MS, FAAN, who retired in 2001 after serving as executive director for 17 years, presented a brief a history of the organization. His presentation is summarized...
Making a Difference: Stories from the Point of Care (Vol. 2)
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: STORIES FROM THE POINT OF CARE (VOL. 2) by Sharon Hudacek, EdD, RN, Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International, 2004; 325 pages, $29.95 Nurses are wonderful storytellers, and their stories provide meaningful insight into...
NLN Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education[TM]
The achievement of excellence, the demonstration of sustained, evidence-based, and substantive innovation, and a proven commitment to continuous quality improvement characterize the NLN Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education. During the Annual...
Student Understanding of Culturally and Ethically Responsive Care: Implications for Nursing Curricula
ABSTRACT Nursing education programs have a responsibility to develop strategies that improve future nurses' multicultural competence and ethical approaches to caring for populations different than their own. This article describes results of a final...
Summer Residential Program: A University Model for Recruiting High School Students to Nursing
ABSTRACT As the nursing shortage continues, nurse educators must develop creative strategies to recruit high school students. A midsize university in the Midwest has found a one-week summer residential enrichment program, offered annually since 1990,...
Taking a Second Look: Immunization Requirements for Nursing Students
ABSTRACT To comply with clinical agency agreements, nursing administrators and faculty need to be attentive to the management of immunization requests, especially those that are divergent from CDC or state recommendations. As nursing students usually...
Taking the Risks of Eagles
Just being at the NLN Education Summit is to soar with the eagles of our profession for a few special days in the academic year. At each Summit, we are privileged to learn from colleagues across the United States what they are doing that is new and...
The Cost and Quality Agenda Comes to Higher Education
IN MID-AUGUST, when most of us were taking that long last weekend before the busyness of the fall semester, the secretary of education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education released a new report, "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future...
The Missing Link: Information Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice as a New Challenge for Nurse Educators
ABSTRACT The evolution of nursing as a profession requires the development of evidence-based practice based on outcomes and the ability by nurses to access and evaluate professional literature, both in print and on the Internet. To educate nurses...
Transformation Begins with You: The NLN Education Summit 2006
New York, New York September 27-September 30, 2006. "Can you feel it? The energy of this grand gathering and the energy of this great city?" With these questions, Dr. Ruth Coreoran welcomed 1500 nurse educators to New York City and the NLN Education...