Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science, Vol. 3 (2Nd Ed.)

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science, Vol. 3 (2Nd Ed.)

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Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science, Vol. 3 (2nd ed.) edited by Linda Caputi EdD, RN, CNE; Glen Ellyn, IL: College of DuPage Press, 2010; 724 pages, $99.95

As nurses transition into the faculty role, the rules of engagement are ever changing. Regulations and legalities are in flux, and the academic environment can present a divergence in cultural norms, challenging even the most self-assured educator. In view of the nursing shortage, in particular, the shortage of qualified faculty, there is a need to support and mentor those new to academia. The third volume of Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science provides a comprehensive overview of key concepts vital to nurse educators, both novice and experienced.

Linda Caputi, a well-recognized, award-winning author and presenter, shares her passion and expertise in nursing education and brings together nursing education experts who provide each chapter with a fresh perspective. The 34 chapters in this volume link content to the NLN Certified Nurse Examination. At the end of each chapter are thought-provoking learning activities that crystallize important concepts. Of great interest also are the philosophies of teaching presented in each chapter. By sharing their personal philosophies, the individual authors convey that there are many ways to mold nursing students. …

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