Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

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Vol. 22, No. 6, November/December

Tomorrow Is Ours to Win or Lose: Responding to a Heightened Demand for Nurses Amidst a National Crisis
911 -the numbers that echo distress and invite rescue will live in United States history as the date our nation was attacked in a mindless, intolerable act of aggression that left thousands dead and wounded and millions inconsolable. September 11, 2001,...
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Three Months and Countless Tears and Prayers Later
FOR ALL OF US, LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. We have learned a difficult lesson about the fragility of life. Together, we have cried, prayed, hugged, and screamed. Many of us have been on the scenes of the disasters, as workers and volunteers, taking...
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Faculty Matters: Melinda M Swenson
Nominated by her colleagues at the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Melinda M. Swenson, PhD, NP-C, FNP, was the recipient of the 2001 NLN Award for Excellence in Teaching. A certified Family Nurse Practitioner since i 980, she teaches...
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Perceived Barriers to Teaching for Critical Thinking by BSN Nursing Faculty
ABSTRACT The ability to think critically is considered an essential skill of nursing graduates and competent nursing practice. Yet, the literature reports that teachers are having difficulty teaching for critical thinking and that critical thinking is...
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An Evidence-Based Curriculum to Prepare Students for Global Nursing Practice
ABSTRACT This article describes a curriculum designed to prepare nurses for global public health practice. Designed to be adapted to meet the needs of either undergraduate or graduate students, the curriculum uses the Internet to provide the knowledge...
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Uncovering Racial Bias in Nursing Fundamentals Textbooks
ABSTRACT This article describes research that sought to identify and critique selected content areas from three nursing fundamentals textbooks for the presence or absence of racial bias embedded in the portrayal of African Americans.The analyzed content...
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Lessons Learned from Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Model of Community-Driven Nursing
AMONG THE DRAMATIC CHANGES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE PAST DECADE, TWO HAVE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING EDUCATION. These are the shift in locus of care from hospitals to community...
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Development of an Academic Consortium for Nurse-Managed Primary Care
ABSTRACT This article describes the development of an academic consortium comprised of four universities and their schools and colleges of nursing. The initial efforts at collaboration arose from the need to obtain funding and address policy issues related...
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The Lost Art of Caring: A Challenge to Health Professionals, Families, Communities, and Society
The Lost Art of Caring:A Challenge to Health Professionals, Families, Communities, and Society edited by Leighton E. Cluff, MD, and Robert H. Binstock, PhD; Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001: 260 pages; $48.00 I began reading this book...
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The Nursing Profession: Tomorrow and Beyond
The Nursing Profession:Tomorrow and Beyond edited by Norma L. Chaska, PhD, RN, FAAN; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2001; 1,050 pages, $99.95 Unlike most "issues" books, this thoughtful, fascinating book is not a collection of previously published articles,...
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Transforming Nursing Education through Problem-Based Education
Transforming Nursing Education Through Problem-Based Education by Elizabeth Rideout, PhD, RN; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2001; 345 pages; $25.00 This book represents a collaborative project of faculty members at the McMaster University School of...
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A Renaissance in Nursing Education: Thriving in a New Era
JUST DAYS AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENED IN BALTIMORE FOR THE NLN EDUCATION SUMMIT 2001. More than 700 members, friends, and colleagues from schools of nursing throughout the United States and Canada...
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New Leadership for the NLN
REMINDING HER LISTENERS THAT "preferred futures are inventable," Dr. Nancy Langston passed the presidency of the NLN on to Dr. Eileen Zungolo, who descrived herself as "awestruck by the example that has been set for me." "I will try very hard tp carry...
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Vol. 22, No. 5, September/October

The Power of Shared Leadership: Promoting a Way of Being That Will Endure
President's & CEO's Message We shared a passionate commitment to and belief in the significance of the NLN to nursing and nursing education, and we were both students of organizations. Our partnership has focused not on each other, but, rather, on...
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Mentors, Teachers, and Experts among Us
Every time I speak with a group of students, I am struck by their interest in role models among their faculty. They want to be successful as students and as professional nurses. They want to be leaders among their colleagues as much as they want to be...
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TLC at College of DuPage
WHAT IS NEW at your school of nursing? Please contact NURSING AND HEALTH CARE PERSPECTIVES, c/o Leslie Block, Managing Editor, National League for Nursing, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; fax 212/812-0393; lblock@nln.org. TLC at College of DuPage In...
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Faculty Matters
Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN started her 16-year teaching career at the bachelor's level but has taught for 14 years in an associate degree program at the Community College of Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania. Nov. an associate professor of nursing, with...
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Excellence in Teaching End-of-Life Care
A New Multimedia Toolkit for Nurse Educators ABSTRACT Nursing strongly values comfort and patient-centered care at the end of life, but little end-of-life content is included in most basic nursing education programs.An innovative way to improve nursing...
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Using Critical Thinking Vignettes to Evaluate Student Learning
ABSTRACT Nursing skills have traditionally been evaluated using laboratory demonstration. The reality, however, is that skill performance does not occur in isolation in the practice setting. Nurses demonstrate skills while functioning within several...
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Web-Based Courses: More Than Curriculum
ABSTRACT Online program development depends on an educationally and technologically sound curriculum supported by a solid infrastructure. Creation of a virtual environment through design of online registration and records, financial aid, orientation,...
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Learning Clinical Teaching: Is It Magic?
ABSTRACT Clinical teaching in nursing is a complex phenomenon that lacks a coherent theoretical base and is perplexing to novices, who tend to teach as they were taught. Nursing educators must find strategies to assist novice clinical teachers to learn...
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Using a Faculty Evaluation Triad to Achieve Evidence-Based Teaching
ABSTRACT An effective and comprehensive faculty evaluation system provides both formative and summative data for ongoing faculty development. It also provides data for annual faculty evaluation and tenure and promotion decision making.To achieve an effective...
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Enacting Narrative Pedagogy: The Lived Experiences of Students and Teachers
ABSTRACT Reforming nursing education to meet contemporary challenges in educational and clinical environments is needed through the development and implementation of new pedagogies. Nancy Diekelmann is advancing the science of nursing education by describing...
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Three Are Honored by NLN
During the President's Reception and Awards Dinner, which takes place Saturday, September 22, during the Education Summit 2001, NLN will honor three individuals who exemplify the organization's mission and goals. The honorees for the NLN Awards for Nursing...
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Vol. 22, No. 4, July/August

Honoring Our Heritage / Revealing Our Expectations
President's NLN remains committed to the principles and beliefs that the national nursing community expressed in 1952. We have a commitment to "diversity within unity" and to involvement of the public, both consumers and policy makers, in creating nursing...
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The Learning Academy
THE CULTURE OF MEDICAL CENTERS IS CHANGING: A new service initative in health care, known as the Learning Academy, is the focus of interest among leading hospitals in the United States. Several health systems that embrace the learning organization philosophy...
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Education News
Students Helping Nurse Educators at the University of Texas Incoming freshman and sophomore pre-nursing students at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing can profit from a new volunteer program that provides a rich learning experience....
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Nursing's Pioneers in the Associate Degree Movement
From the Archives ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS IN NURSING became part of the American system of nursing education in 1952, the year the National League for Nursing was established. From its beginnings, the NLN became a potent force in supporting as well...
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Faculty Matters
Matters Although Debbie teaches Physical Assessment to juniors and Transition to Professional Nursing to seniors, her doctorate will be in the area of public policy/public administration, with two major areas of concentration, health care and organizational...
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Storytelling as Cultural Assessment
It is through culture that people make sense of their world. We do not have limitless possibilities of ways to act, or an infinite nember of theories concerning existence. Culture is like a template that outlines the possibilities (1, p. 19). ABSTRACT...
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After the Funding Is Gone
Evaluating the Sustainability of a Community-Based Project ABSTRACT The Rural Elderly Enhancement Project was a nurse-initiated grant funded by the WK. Kellogg Foundation and administered by an urban school of nursing. The major purpose of the nine-year...
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Linking Remote Practice to Research: Technology in Action
ABSTRACT Nursing faculty practices are rarely set up to collect and analyze data, but evidence about the effects and costs of clinical care provided by faculty is required by health plans and other payers. This article describes a strategy that links...
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Addressing the Community Research Needs of Baccalaureate Students
ABSTRACT This article describes a course designed to prepare RN-BSN students to assimilate relevant research findings into clinical practice. The course was developed as faculty accepted the challenge of providing didactic content completely online....
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Student Contributions to Clinical Agencies: A Comparison of Adult Health and Psychiatric Staff Nurses' Perceptions
Abstract Clinical rotations in acute medical and psychiatric inpatient facilities are an essential component of the education for undergraduate nursing students.The benefits students receive from these clinical experiences have been documented, but no...
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Nursing Informatics: Education for Practice
book Nursing Informatics: Education for Practice by Barbara Carty, EdD, RN; New York: Springer Publishing, 2000; 328 pages, $46.95 This timely book provides an excellent foundation in nursing informatics theory and practice and serves as a resource for...
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Peace and Power: Building Communities for the Future (5Th Ed.)
bookENDS Peace and Power: Building Communities for the Future (5th ed.) by Peggy L. Chinn, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2001; 116 pages, $26.95; member discount 10 percent This small book, a new edition of Peggy Chinn's classic work,...
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NLN Update
NEWS FROM NLNAC New Appointments Announced The Board of Commissioners of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission has announced the appointment of a new Executive Director and a change in the Commission's organizational structure. Geraldene...
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Vol. 22, No. 3, May/June

It Is Indeed a Small World after All!
President's This issue of Nursing and Health Care Perspectives clearly delivers an essential message: that we in the United States work within the global community. We have much to learn from the people and practices of other countries in the advancement...
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How the World Has Changed
From the Editor OUR WORLD IS RICH WITH INFORMATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. At times I am amazed and astounded about how the world has changed. Wurman and colleagues present some interesting facts in their recent book, Information Anxiety 2. Consider...
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Education News
WHAT IS NEW at your school of nursing? Please contact NURSING AND HEALTH CARE PERSPECTIVES, c/o Leslie Block, Managing Editor, National League for Nursing, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; fax 212/812-0393; lblock@nln.org. Nursing Students Without Borders...
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A Nursing Study Abroad Opportunity
Quick Reads A Nursing Study Abroad Opportunity During March 1999, the author accompanied a group of 12 baccalaureate nursing students on a two-week trip to Thailand. The trip was arranged and sponsored by the Office of International Affairs at the University...
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Faculty Matters: Shielda
FOLLOWING 15 years in academia, Shielda G. Rodgers, PhD, RN, returned to teach at her alma mater, North Carolina Central University, a historically black university located in the city of Durham. As an associate professor who moved from a predominantly...
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Global Research Dissemination and Utilization: Recommendations for Nurses and Nurse Educators
ABSTRACT Research conducted by nurses, disseminated to broad populations of health care providers, and then used by nurses who provide direct care to patients, represents the ideal triad of research-based clinical practice. The current state of practice...
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Perceptions of "Nursing" and "Nursing Care" in the United States by Dutch Nursing Students
THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF NURSING IS HERE. Ease of travel, advances in communication technology, and international health care journals and conferences have resulted in an increase in cross-border contacts with our nursing colleagues. In its most recent...
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Nursing Education and Mental Health Care in Sweden: Impressions from a Faculty Exchange with the University of Vaxjo
A SABBATICAL LEAVE during the spring of 1999 has led to an ongoing exchange program between CEDAR CREST COLLEGE, a small women's liberal arts college located in northeastern Pennsylvania, and the UNIVERSITY OF VAXJO, a major regional university in southeastern...
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Mobilizing Lithuanian Health Professionals as Community Peer Leaders for AIDS Prevention: An International Primary Health Care Collaboration
An International Primary Health Care Collaboration ABSTRACT Lituanian Mercy lift of chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago, WHO Collaborating centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care, have trained Lithuanian health...
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Bringing Genetics into the Classroom: A Practice-Based Approach
The future of nurses in genetics is an imperative challenge and is there for the well-prepared nurse...Experienced nurses are already preferred professional collaborators in genetic practice and are growing in demand (1, p. 89). GENETICS, once thought...
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Essays on Nursing Leadership
ESSAYS ON NURSING LEADERSHIP by Claire Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN, New York: Springer Publishing, 2000; 232 pages, $32.95 Essays on Nursing Leadership is an interesting and provocative collection of articles and book chapters written by the author over a period...
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NLNAC: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the rationale for the emphasis NLNAC places on the requirement for an SPE, a systematic plan for program evaluation and assessment of outcomes? To NLNAC, PROGRAM EVALUATION IS THE CONSTANT ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF THE PROGRAM THROUGH A COMBINATION...
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Vol. 22, No. 2, March/April

Cassandra's Legacy and the Core Values of Nursing
IN MAY, we will once again celebrate nursing and nurses. Our annual Nurses Week celebration coincides with the birth month of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern secular nursing. I believe that during this period of rapid change, it is particularly...
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The Best Scientists Do Not the Best Teachers Make
From the Editor TO KNOW IS NOT TO KNOW HOW TO TEACH. Often we find those who are most knowldegable about a particular subject are not those who are best equipped to communicate that knowledge to others. Think of the classic stereotype - the "scientist"...
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Education News
WHAT IS NEW at your school of nursing? Please contact NURSING AND HEALTH CARE PERSPECTIVES, c/o Leslie Block, Managing Editor, National League for Nursing, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; fax 212/812-0393; lblock@nln.org. Integrating Primary and Mental...
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Pioneers in the Forefront of Integration
From the Archives IN THEIR TIME, THEY WERE GIANTS, AND THEIR LEGACY ENDURES. Most notable about the contributions of Estelle Massey Riddle Osborne and Mabel Keaton Staupers as outstanding black leaders of the 20th century were the passion and perseverance...
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Faculty Matters: Pamela Bayliss Webber
PAMELA BAYLISS WEBBER, PHD, RN, FNP, teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Shenandoah University, in Winchester, Virginia, where she is professor of nursing. Her areas of expertise include knowledge development and acute and chronic...
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Workforce Development in Nursing: Priming the Pipeline
ABSTRACT The current nursing shortage is predicted to be longer term and more protracted than previous shortages. It is therefore essential that schools Of nursing develop new ways of preparing the nursing workforce and attracting potential nursing students....
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A Regional Collaboration for Educational and Career Mobility: The Nursing Education Mobility Action Group
ABSTRACT Recognizing the need for a regional collaborative systems approach to provide opportunities for access to higher levels of educational preparation for nurses, the Nurse Executive Committee of the Center for Health Affairs in Cleveland, Ohio,...
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Moving toward a Model for Nursing Education and Practice
ABSTRACT Economicpressures have created the need for an educational system that prepares nurses to work in increasingly complex envi-. ronments. Nursing leaders from one baccalaureate program and five community colleges in a rural area have worked cooperatively...
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A Transdiciplinary Model for Curricular Revision
ABSTRACT Graduates of healths professions programs need to be able to function in integrated health care delivery systems and demonstrate the ability to provide comprehensive, quality, and cost-effective care as members of an interdisciplinary team....
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Educating Undergraduate Nursing Students as Birth Companions
ABSTRACT Birth companions, or doulas, are labor attendants who are taught to provide emotional support to the laboring woman and hands-on skills that help reduce pain and enhance labor progress. Students in this baccalaureate nursing program may take...
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Analysis and Evaluation of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Nursing Models and Theories
Analysis and Evaluation of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Nursing Models and Theories by Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, RN, FAAN; Philadelphia: FA. Davis, 2000; 688 pages, $49.95 I have several responses to the argument that nursing models and theories are...
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NLNAC 501(c)(3) Status: What Are the Implications?
Frequently asked questions A historical milestone has been established. Articles of Incorporation, creating the NLNAC as a 501(c)(3) corporation in New York State, were signed in November 2000 to become effective in 2001. Now, a number of legal steps...
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A Door Swinging between Two Worlds
Picture a door that has the ability to swing back and forth between two rooms. Now picture the door magically separating two different worlds instead of two rooms. The door enters and leaves each world as it pleases. On one side, the world is filled...
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Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February

Building Roads with a Clear Vision and a Wide Perspective
President's Message TODAY'S NURSING STUDENTS have consciously chosen nursing from among a vast array of potential career options. Unlike the limited options that many of us perceived 30 or so years ago when we selected our careers from among teacher,...
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Listen to Your Students
From the Editor Students want to learn all that is necessary to practice safely as professionals. They want to be recognized and admired for their clinical knowledge and expertise. But they also want the teacher-learner relationship to be about their...
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Education News
Grand Valley State The Kirkhof School of Nursing at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, is collaborating with high school guidance counselors to bring nursing courses to the high schools and encourage teenagers, both boys and girls, to consider...
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Announcements
Geraldene Felton, EdD, RN, FAAN, executive director of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, has been named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing. A founding member of the Academy, Dr. Felton is a former dean of the University...
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The Advancement of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education: 1952-1972
IN 1952, when the National League for Nursing was established in its present form, baccalaureate nursing education had evolved into a potpourri of patterns with uneven as well as unsound programs (ti). In the consecutive pattern, which consisted of two...
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Faculty Matters
Great teachers are more than actors, performers... They use their self to show, demonstrate, and manifest a deep value for the transmission of knowledge. They stimulate critical thinking. ROSE ANN DIMARIA, PHD, RN, CNSN, joined the faculty at the West...
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Why Women and Men Choose Nursing
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast why women and men choose nursing. Male and female nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program at every class level were interviewed over a two-year period. The interviews...
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Partnership in Primary Health Care: A Process for Re-Visioning Nursing Education
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ABSTRACT This article describes the process of curriculum change in a baccalaureate nursing program and the design of a competency-oriented learning system in primary health care, community-focused nursing education. A VISIT TO NEARLY...
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Community Partnership: A School of Nrusing Creates Nursing Centers for Older Adults
ABSTRACT A southeastern university school of nursing responded to a request by a local housing authority to provide nursing care and health promotion to the residents of three high-rise complexes for independent living for seniors. This service-learning...
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A Proposed Framework for Differentiating the 21 Pew Competencies for Level of Nursing Education
THE PEW HEALTH PROFESSIONS COMMISSION has been recognized as a leader in health professions workforce policy and planning for the last decade. Sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, its purpose was to explore health professions education and recommend...
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Understanding Nursing Research (2Nd Ed)
Understanding Nursing Research (2nd ed.) by Nancy Burns, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Susan [C Grove, PhD, RN, CS, ANP, GNP; Philadelphia: WB. Saunders, 1999; 522 pages, $37 To understand nursing research, one must know how to define the word research. The authors...
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NLN Press Primary Health Care in Urban Communities
NLN Press Primary Health Care in Urban Communities by Beverly J. McElmurry, EdD, RN, FAAN, Cynthia Tyska, MA, and Rudy Spreen Parker, PhD, RN, C, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 1999, 278 pages, $34.95, member discount 10 percent This book is a compilation...
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Why Accrediation?
Update Corner QUALITY CARE IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY. But how can you the nurse or the case manager be assured that the home care provider you have referred your client to is a quality provider? One way would be to ask other nurses and case managers,...
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What Is the Relationship of Collegiality to Accrediation?
The core values of accreditation emphasize learning, community, responsibility, integrity, value, quality, and continuous improvement through reflection and analysis. These values require the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission to measure...
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Weekly Rounds
NOTE Another blustery January day, another Tuesday. Walking into the nursing home, I welcome the rush of warm air. At the same time, I recoil from the musty, antiseptic smell. After all my years as a nurse practitioner I can't get used to this contrast:...
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