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. 5, September-October

A Vision for Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education
IN APRIL 2011, the National League for Nursing brought together nursing education leaders from across the United States to discuss multiple options for advanced nursing practice as a way to increase the nation's potential to meet national health care...
Book Addiction and the Elephant in the Room
SELF-HELP EXPERTS SAY THAT ADMITTING YOUR ADDICTION IS THE FIRST STEP TO RECOVERY, But I'm not sure I want to recover. You see, my addiction is books, specifically books about leadership. It is important to note that I make my living reading leadership...
Bring the Hope of Today Forward tO Tomorrow
NURSING EDUCATION IS IN FLUX. As each nursing program, or system of programs, draws from its mission to address the needs of students and its various other constituencies, THE OPPORTUNITIES SEEM UNENDING ... AS DO THE CHALLENGES. I AM WRITING THIS,...
Comparison of Communication Outcomes in Traditional versus Simulation Strategies in Nursing and Medical Students
AS PATIENT COMPLEXITY CONTINUES TO INCREASE AND CLINICAL FACILITY SPACE BECOMES TIGHTER, SIMULATION HAS EMERGED AS A STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE CURRICULAR COMPETENCIES IN BOTH NURSING AND MEDICINE. Studies comparing the effectiveness of simulation strategies...
Deliberate Practice of Motor Skills in Nursing Education: CPR as Exemplar
DEVELOPING EXPERTISE IN MOTOR SKILLS REQUIRES PRACTICE. With repetitive practice and feedback on performance, students learn to perform a skill accurately and consistently, gradually refining and improving their movements. Guided or self-directed practice...
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of "The Village": A Pharmacology Education Teaching Strategy
MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION IS ONE OF THE RISKIEST TASKS A NURSE EXECUTES (Maricle, Whitehead, & Rhodes, 2007). The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that there are 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events each year in the United States and...
Exploring the Value of an International Service-Learning Experience in Honduras
IN JANUARY 2008, health care students from three universities--nurse practitioner students, baccalaureate nursing students, and medical students--formed a medical brigade that ventured into the rural and isolated villages of the mountainous western...
Faculty Matters
CHERYL TAYLOR, PHD, RN, NLN consultant to the National Students Nurses' Association (NSNA), is a member of the graduate faculty and director of the Office of Research at Southern University School of Nursing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Cheryl teaches...
Implementing Computer-Based Testing in Distance Education for Advanced Practice Nurses: Lessons Learned
ALL PROGRAMS OF STUDY AT THE FRONTIER NURSING UNIVERSITY (FNU) ARE NOW OFFERED ONLINE FOR A GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE STUDENT BODY THAT INCLUDES STUDENTS IN ALL 50 STATES AND SOME FOREIGN COUNTRIES. This longstanding graduate nursing education program...
Implementing the COPA Model Nursing Education and Practice Settings: Promoting Competence, Quality Care, and Patient Safety
Four concepts are fundamental to the Lenburg Competency Outcomes and Performance Assessment Model (COPA), a coordinated curriculum framework that promotes competence for practice as described most recently by Lenburg, Klein, AbdurRahman, Spencer, &...
Informatics and the Learning Healthcare System
SUMMER SCHOOL IS OVER. I have posted my grades. And now I have some "think" time. One of my immediate concerns is how informatics educators like myself can help faculty incorporate informatics into the nursing curriculum. I was recently on a panel...
Multi-Center Development and Testing of a Simulation-Based Cardiovascular Assessment Curriculum for Advanced Practice Nurses
THE EVER-CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF HEALTH CARE HAS AFFECTED THE TRAINING OF HEALTH CART PROFESSIONALS. Decreased access to patients, restrictions on student interventions, and economic constraints have driven educators to find novel and improved ways to...
Service-Learning in the Nursing Curriculum: Are We at the Level of Evidence-Based Practice?
SERVICE-LEARNING, a learning-teaching strategy engaging students in service as they learn, is growing in popularity in all levels of education (grade school to college) and in communities across the United States (National Service-Learning Clearinghouse...
Thank You: The Nursing Education Perspectives Editorial Staff Acknowledges with Thanks the Following Individuals Who Participated in the Peer Review Process during the Past Year
Andrea Ackermann Marsha Howell Adams * Susan A. Albrecht Celeste Alfes Anita C. All Lisa Allison-Jones Geralyn M. Altmiller Catherine A. Andrews Nell Ard Alyce S. Ashcraft Myra A. Aud Melissa D. Avery Donna Badowski...
The Top Ten List: Lessons Learned from Teaching a Study Abroad Course
STUDY ABROAD IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED A CUTTING-EDGE EDUCATIONAL STRATEGY IN NURSING. For years, many universities have conducted some form of the study abroad experience (Bosworth et al., 2006; Caffrey, Neander, Markle, & Stewart, 2005; Tabi &...