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. 33, No. 4, July-August

Building Faculty Capacity in Nursing Education
I AM SURE THIS IS A SUBJECT WITH WHICH MOST OF YOU ARE PERSONALLY FAMILIAR: THE NURSE FACULTY SHORTAGE. Many of our programs have faculty position vacancies that are going unfilled due to a shortage of qualified applicants. As a result, current faculty...
Evidence for Teaching: What Are Faculty Using?
RESEARCH ABSTRACT The benefit of engaging in evidence-based teaching practice (EBTP) is to identify and implement best practices in nursing education. Unfortunately, nursing education has made little forward movement in identifying the evidence...
Faculty Support for ESL Nursing Students: Action Plan for Success
ABSTRACT Nursing students whose first language is not English have lower retention and NCLEX-RN[R] pass rates. This review identifies four areas of difficulty and recommends strategies that can be employed by supportive faculty to assist these students...
Findings from the Annual Survey of Schools of Nursing Academic Year 2010-2011: NLN Survey Finds Unremitting Demand for Entry into Programs While Student Demographics Continue to Shift
FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, the NLN Annual Survey of Schools of Nursing has generated national statistics on the full breadth of nursing education programs in the United States, including PN/VN, pre-licensure RN, and graduate nursing programs. As demand...
Focus on Retention: Identifying Barriers to Nurse Faculty Satisfaction
RESEARCH ABSTRACT There has been a great deal of attention focused upon the professional and faculty nursing shortage. Retirement rates of seasoned nurse faculty, fewer nurses pursuing academic roles as nursing faculty, and insufficient numbers...
Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions
Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions edited by Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, and Leland Rockstraw, PhD, RN; New York: Springer Publishing; 392 pages, $70.00 (soft cover) One would be hard put to find a nursing school...
Implementing a Change to a Learner-Centered Philosophy in a School of Nursing: Faculty Perceptions
ABSTRACT This qualitative study explores faculty experiences with their school of nursing's change to a learner-centered teaching philosophy. The primary research goals were to determine what change conditions faculty perceived as significant and how...
Looking Is Not Seeing and Listening Is Not Hearing: Effect of an Intervention to Enhance Auditory Skills of Graduate-Entry Nursing Students
RESEARCH ABSTRACT Inspection/observation and listening/auscultation are essential skills for health care providers. Given that observational and auditory skills take time to perfect, there is concern about accelerated students' ability to attain...
Making It Meaningful: Teaching Public Health Nursing through Academic-Community Partnerships in a Baccalaureate Curriculum
ABSTRACT Because of the importance, and difficulty, of providing public health clinical experiences for baccalaureate nursing students, a small midwestern school of nursing offered students a three-year assignment to agencies serving vulnerable populations....
Mastering Precepting: A Nurse's Handbook for Success
Mastering Precepting: A Nurse's Handbook for Success by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN; Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International, 2012; 320 pages, $39.95 (soft cover) The experience a nurse has with a preceptor can affect the future...
Shaping How Graduate Nursing Students Write
SOME GRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS HAVE DIFFICULTY WRITING IN THE FORMAL, PROFESSIONAL STYLE REQUIRED IN THEIR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, BUT IT IS NOT CLEAR WHY, OR WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP THESE STUDENTS IMPROVE THEIR WRITING SKILLS. Perhaps they were never...
Teachers as Researchers: A Narrative Pedagogical Approach to Transforming a Graduate Family and Health Promotion Course
RESEARCH ABSTRACT Scholarship of teaching in nursing is illustrated by describing the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of a family and health promotion course for graduate family nurse practitioner students. A narrative pedagogical...
The Nursing Educational Highway in Action: Results of a Needs Assessment and the Formation of a Collaborative Workgroup
DESPITE WIDESPREAD INTEREST IN IMPROVING THE EDUCATION OF NURSES, THE MAJORITY OF CLINICIANS CONTINUE TO BE PREPARED AT THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE (AD) LEVEL. In 2004, 1.2 million nurses with ADs accounted for 42 percent of all registered nurses in the United...
The Transition to Online Teaching as Experienced by Nurse Educators
CHANGING ONE'S ROLE, "FROM AUTHORITY FIGURE TO FACILITATOR" (JOHNSON, 2008, P. 17), MAY BE A CHAL LENGE FOR NURSE FACULTY STRIVING TO COMPLEMENT EXISTING TEACHING MODALITIES WITH ONLINE LEARNING. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore...
Transition to the Tenure Track for Nurse Faculty with Young Children: A Case Study
RESEARCH ABSTRACT Recent efforts to ease the nursing shortage focus on recruiting and retaining younger faculty. The first years in a tenure-track position are especially challenging for new faculty who struggle to negotiate demands of academia...
Using Low-Fidelity Simulation with Sophomore Nursing Students in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program
RESEARCH ABSTRACT Opportunities to achieve competency in the psychomotor and cognitive outcomes required of the nursing profession are limited due to shortages of clinical sites and situations. One solution is to use simulation to replicate some...
What Nurse Educators Can Do to Save Patient Safety from Falling through the Cracks
RECENTLY, I RECEIVED THE NEW BOOK EDITED BY ROSS KOPPEL AND SUZANNE GORDON: FIRST DO LESS HARM: CONFRONTING THE INCONVENIENT PROBLEMS OF PATIENT SAFETY (CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2012). I took the book with me on a long plane ride, and although I had...