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. 32, No. 1, January-February

About Accreditation
NLNAC receives a number of questions by phone and email. The questions presented here are typical of those received. QUESTION Our nursing program is scheduled for a site visit for continuing accreditation during the Fall Cycle next year. I was a...
Advancing Nursing Education Science: An Analysis of the NLN's Grants Program 2008-2010
RESEARCH ABSTRACT The National League for Nursing has responded to the increasing need for nursing education research through its grant program. Significant growth in proposals has intensified competition for funds and challenged the Nursing Education...
Ancora Imparo! I Am Still Learning: Nursing Education Is Foundational to the Future of Responsive, Quality Health Care in the United States. May Nurse Historians of the Future Not Say That We Lost Opportunities That Never Returned
LAST YEAR WAS TRULY MOMENTOUS, and 2011 is calling. History will provide a keener perspective, but from our vantage point, this is a time for nurses to celebrate. After more than a decade of documented hospital deaths due to human error, and resulting...
Assessing Faculty Integration of Adult Learning Needs in Second-Degree Nursing Education
RESEARCH ABSTRACT The limited research data available on effective teaching strategies for accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs has generated interest in identifying and assessing successful teaching tools and strategies in current programs....
Baccalaureate Nursing Education in China: Issues and Challenges
ABSTRACT As the baccalaureate becomes the new standard for nursing practice in China, nursing education is pivotal. The authors review the history and the current situation of nursing education and practice in China and discuss issues concerning baccalaureate...
Global Learning Experiences during a Domestic Community Health Clinical
ABSTRACT Increasing globalization calls for undergraduate nursing programs to develop opportunities for students to participate in study-abroad activities. For some students, the cost of such activities can prohibit participation. The influx of refugees...
High-Fidelity Patient Simulation in Nursing Education: An Integrative Review
ABSTRACT An integrative review was undertaken to analyze studies published since 1998 on the use of high-fidelity patient simulation (HFPS) in undergraduate nursing education. This review found that HFPS benefits nursing students in terms of knowledge,...
Investing in Human Capital: An Academic-Service Partnership to Address the Nursing Shortage
ABSTRACT The well-documented shortage of nurses and the impact of educational preparation of nurses on patient care outcomes provide a compelling argument for the need to increase the number of registered nurses and to advance their educational preparation....
Making the Future of Nursing the Present
I returned to my role as nurse educator shortly after the holiday break, prepared to discuss implications of the IOM report for nurse managers and leaders with a class of doctoral students preparing for leadership roles in professional nursing. I was...
Nurse Experts Jump-Start Clinical Simulation in Rehabilitation Nursing: Supporting New Graduate Transition to Competence
ABSTRACT This article outlines a high-fidelity simulation project developed and implemented by expert staff nurses at a specialty rehabilitation hospital. The project is designed to educate new graduate nurses on appropriate care for patients after...
On the Horizon: Emerging Technologies for 2011
THIS IS THE TIME OF THE YEAR FOR REFLECTIONS AND PREDICTIONS. The word of the year is austerity (we know all about that in academia), and Time's Person of the Year is Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. Facebook is nearing 550 million users, and...
Optimizing Prelicensure Students' Learning in Clinical Settings: Addressing the Lack of Clinical Sites
IN 2009, THE NLN COMMISSIONED A NATIONAL SURVEY TO EXAMINE CLINICAL EDUCATION IN PRELICENSURE RN PROGRAMS (Ironside & McNelis, 2010). Respondents were asked to identify the organizational and structural barriers and pedagogical challenges they...
Preparing the Nurse Scientist for Academia and Industry
ABSTRACT The number of doctoral programs in nursing has been increasing. However, these programs tend to focus on preparing nurse scientists to conduct research, and many spend little time preparing doctoral students for the educator, clinical researcher,...
Soar like Geese: Building Developmental Network Relationships for Scholarship
Have you ever wished you knew someone who could help propel your career, or new idea, to the next level? Who could support your next grant initiative or otherwise direct you toward your professional goals? Most of your moments of wakefulness are preoccupied...
Susan
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A NURSE EDUCATOR FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, Susan G. Poorman, PhD, APRN, BC, ANEF, was part of the initial group of fellows named to the NLN Academy of Nursing Education in 2007. She teaches at the undergraduate and graduate...
Teaching Health Literacy in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Beyond Traditional Methods
Whether in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, or public health settings, nurses provide care to more than 90 million Americans who struggle to locate, comprehend, and appropriately use health information (Zarcadoolas, Pleasant, & Greer,...
Think Globally, Learn Locally: Multimedia Conferencing between Two Schools of Nursing
ABSTRACT Three nurse educators, who met at the American Nurses Association Nursing Care in Life, Death and Disaster Conference (Atlanta, June 2007), collaborated on a multimedia conferencing project to teach nursing students about disaster response....