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. 3, May-June

Background Checks for Nursing Students: What Are Schools Doing?
ABSTRACT Schools of nursing are increasingly called upon to obtain background checks for students or disclosures of criminal history. Such checks may be required by clinical facilities in preparation for licensure, or because it is thought that background...
Blogging as a Venue for Nurse Faculty Development
WHAT CAN BUSY NURSE FACULTY, enthusiastic about learning new teaching strategies but strapped for time, do to meet their professional development needs? Consider forming an online study group that uses web logs (blogs) as a venue for group activities...
Celebrating Excellence
BY THIS TIME IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR, the last final examination has been written, the grades recorded, the weather is wonderful, students will graduate with poignant rites of passage, and, it is hoped, all searches for new faculty were successful. The...
Cherry Ames, My Daughter Will See You Now
HOW MANY TIMES does someone have to give birth to get a child who loves Cherry Ames? In my case the answer was three. This came as a surprise. I had loved reading about the escapades of the plucky World War II nursing heroine created by the author...
Clinical Teaching by Simulation Lessons Learned from a Complex Patient Care Scenario
ABSTRACT A simulated learning experience designed to teach nursing students about cardiac arrhythmias and nursing intervention for patients experiencing a cardiac dysfunction was developed and implemented. Key to the simulation was the use of the SimMan[TM]...
Collaborative Tools for the Net Generation
ON THE FRONT PAGE of a recent Denver Post (March 20, 2006), an article about the net generation and business caught my eye. Perhaps it was the banner heading, Baby Boomer (77 million) Generation X (50 million) or Millennials (81 million), that attracted...
Creating a Vision for the Future of Nursing Education: Moving toward Excellence through Innovation
DURING THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, the NLN Board of Governors, members, and staff have advocated energetically for excellence and innovation in nursing education. While much work is yet to be done, there is cause for hope and celebration. As we speak...
Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action
Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action by Barbara Montgomery Dossey, PhD, RN, HNC, FAAN, Louise C. Selanders, EdD, RN, Deva-Marie Beck, PhD, RN, and Alex Attewell, BA, AMA; Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association,...
Janet L. Grady, DrPH. RN. Began Her Career as a High School Foreign Language Teacher, Seeking Innovative Ways to Increase Student Involvement in the Educational Process
JANET L. GRADY, DRPH. RN. began her career as a high school foreign language teacher, seeking innovative ways to increase student involvement in the educational process. When au experienced nurse and educator helped her understand that nurses are really...
Measuring Patient Safety
Measuring Patient Safety edited by Robin Purdy Newhouse, PhD, RN, and Stephanie Poe, MSCN, RN; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2005, 152 pages, 863.95 (soft cover) Based on presentations delivered in seminars at Johns Hopkins Hospital between...
National Survey on Excellence in Nursing Education
WHAT IS THE STATE OF CONTEMPORARY NURSING EDUCATION? What are the most pressing issues educators must address to achieve and sustain excellence in nursing education? How will we know if we are making progress? These are questions that the Nursing Education...
Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale
Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale by Gillian Gill, PhD; New York: Ballantine Books, 2004; 560 pages, $27.95 Written for the general public, this absorbing biography gives the reader an intimate...
Nursing Students' Perceptions of Their Chosen Profession
ABSTRACT It has been suggested that students enter nursing programs with strong images of the profession and specific expectations of their educational experiences. However, little is known about the impact of initial clinical experiences on students'...
Outcomes of Cooperative Education in a Baccalaureate Program in Nursing
ABSTRACT Cooperative education, or co-op, an educational model in which students alternate periods of study with academic-related employment, is a required component of the nursing program at Northeastern University. Students in the five-year baccalaureate...
Streamlining an RN-BSN Program for Nurses
ABSTRACT The nursing shortage, including a shortage of registered nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level, is acute. A large, midwestern university developed and implemented PLAN (Professional Link for the Advancement of Nurses) to assist associate...