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. 24, No. 3, May-June

A Nursing Education Model for Second-Degree Students. (Featured Articles)
ABSTRACT This article describes and discusses a successful model for an undergraduate nursing major for degreed students that may be begun with as little as one prerequisite course and can be completed in just over 13 months. In designing the program,...
Calendar
JUNE 7-12 The Third Annual Faculty Development Institute:A National Institute for Nurse Educators, co-sponsored by the National League for Nursing and Villanova University College of Nursing, in Villanova. PA; call G. Fraser, 800/669-1656, x210;...
Community Health Nursing Education: Where We Are Going and How to Get There. (Featured Articles)
ABSTRACT This article discusses practical aspects of providing community health nursing (CHN) education in community-based care in partnership with a community. Changing from traditional CHN clinicals to more current models involves a shift in values...
Developing A&E Testing Goals: Responding to Feedback from Academia and Practice. (Headlines from the NLN)
In keeping with a 60-year tradition, the Assessment and Evaluation Unit of the NLN (A&E) continues to look for new ways to develop quality tests for nurse educators in the practice and academic communities. Intrinsic to that process is the participation...
Faculty Matters
CAROL DIANE EPSTEIN, PHD, CS, CCRN, is relocating to New England where she will join the nursing faculty at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. She is now completing her final semester as assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School...
Health Care Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Approach
by Sheila P. Englebardt, PhD, RN, CNR, and Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN, BC; St. Louis, MO: Mosby, 2002; 576 pages, $56.95 This book was written as a textbook and reference for health care informatics specialists. It helps the reader understand the theoretical...
Imbedding Care in Armed Conflict: Let Us Express Gratitude for Military Nurses: Given Recent Events and the Military Action in Iraq, It Seems Timely and Appropriate to Pay Special Attention to the Fine Work of the Nurses in the Military. (President's Message)
EACH MAY, DURING NURSES WEEK, we formally, on a national level, celebrate our work and our profession. Given recent events and the military action in Iraq, it seems timely and appropriate to pay special attention to the fine work of the nurses in the...
Intuition: A Critical Way of Knowing in a Multicultural Nursing Curriculum. (Featured Articles)
ABSTRACT For nurse educators to provide a multiculturally sensitive curriculum for a diverse student population, there needs to be recognition and inclusion of a wide variety of ways of knowing, cultural beliefs, and values. Nurse educators, however,...
Managing and Treating Urinary Incontinence
by Diane Kaschak Newman, MSN, RNC, CRNP, FAAN; Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press, 2002; 282 pages, $27.95 Diane Kaschak Newman, an adult nurse practitioner, has authored an excellent and comprehensive source of information regarding effective,...
Nurses as Healers: While We Formally Celebrate Nurses' Contributions during the First Week of May, Officially Designated as Nurses Week, Let Us Carry the Images of Nurses as Healers with Us throughout the Year and throughout Our Work. (from the Editor)
THE 2003 NURSES WEEK THEME HAS BEEN, "Nurses Lifting Spirits, Touching Lives." Nurses touch lives as healers. The word heal derives its meaning from the Anglo-Saxon word haelan, meaning to be or become whole. The nursing role is focused on helping...
Professionalism of Associate Degree Nurses: The Role of Self-Actualization. (Featured Articles)
ABSTRACT Historically, nursing has affirmed the inductive approach to professionalism gained through education at the baccalaureate level. Research has challenged the inductive approach by identifying professionalism among associate degree-prepared...
Resource Center
NEW RESOURCES Job Shadowing and Computer Skills The Oncology Nursing Society has developed two kits that address the nursing shortage and nurses' use of computers. Although the content focuses on oncology, the information in both kits is applicable...
The Uniform. (End Note)
In 1956, entering the Bellevue School of Nursing could be compared to joining the military. The outward sign of membership in each organization was the uniform, and those aspects of the uniform not readily noticed by the layperson signified rank. Students...
Trying Something New: Implementing and Evaluating Narrative Pedagogy: Using a Multimethod Approach. (Nursing Education Research)
ABSTRACT To meet the challenges of rapidly changing health care systems, teacher-scholars are rethinking conventional approaches to education and developing new pedagogies that offer new ways of thinking about and using current approaches. The practices,...