Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

I Am Very Appreciative

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

I Am Very Appreciative

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I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE of everything the NLN and Nursing Education Perspectives contributes to my role as a nurse educator. I always look forward to the next issue of the magazine, knowing the articles will be highly applicable to my practice.

I read this month's issue with interest (May/June 2008), but was disappointed to see that, as we address diversity in both our students and faculty, there was no mention of the handicapped faculty member. At a time when there is a desperate need for nurse educators, I am amazed at how biased the field of nursing education is toward the handicapped nurse. I see this as an important issue to explore as we attempt to reduce bias in other areas of diversity.

After injuring my back, being left with very little capacity for standing or walking, I returned to school to obtain advanced education in order to become a nurse educator. Imagine my surprise when I completed my master's degrees and found that I was not welcomed as a nurse educator unless I was able to do clinical nursing education, which is outside my physical capabilities. …

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