ABNF Journal

ABNF Journal is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, March/April

Clearing Up the "Concept Fog"
Abstract: This article discusses concept mapping as a useful tool for teaching difficult concepts. Definitions, advantages, and further uses of concept mapping are provided. Directions for constructing maps and sample maps are included. Key Words: Concept...
Community Partnerships in Nursing Education
Abstract: A community partnership for a seamless education process is explored. Mechanisms for program delivery to a distance education site such as: the use of interactive videoconferencing, student support services, and changing faculty roles are reviewed....
Computer-Based Learning: Games as an Instructional Strategy
Abstract: Games are a creative teaching strategy that enhances learning and problem solving. Gaming strategies are being used by the authors to make learning interesting, stimulating and fun. This article focuses on the development and implementation...
Faculty Member Transitioning into the Advanced Practice Role
NOTES FROM THE FIELD The advanced practice nurse role has been expanding since the 60's. Today, the graduate level practitioner functions in many specialty area. Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing is developing a graduate nursing program....
Health Promoting Behaviors of Afican-American Registered Nurses
Absatract: The purposes of this study were: (1) to describe the health promoting behaviors of African-American nurses, (2) to add to the health promotion data base for AfricanAmerican women, and (3) to pilot test a self-administered questionnaire developed...
Making a Difference in Nursing Education: A Continuing Role a HBCU's
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) remain in the unique position of successfully educat ing substantial numbers of minority nurses for leadership roles in the 21st century. Leadership, as defined by Charles Barron (1999), "...empowers...
Meeting the Challenge: Education Ethnic Minority Nursing Students - a Continuing Role
Abstract: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) traditionally have educated large numbers of Black nurses. HBCU programs must not lose the vision from the past in attempts to demonstrate diversity in the future. The need for HBCU's as...
Retaining Ethnic Minority Nurisng Students (REMNS): A Mutidimensional Approach
Abstract: The under-representation of minority nurses in the nation is of critical concern for nurse educators. The high attrition rate of minority nursing students, on a local and national level, has not been effectively addressed. Project REMNS (Retaining...
The Development and Utilization of a Computerized Student Database
Abstract: A computerized student database can provide a comprehensive system for encoding, maintaining, and interpreting student data. This paper describes the development of a student data base at Prairie View University College of Nursing and explores...
The Nursing Wellness Center: A Win-Win Situation for Faculty
Abstract: This article discusses the community-based wellness center as a solution to faculty needs for communitybased student clinical practice sites, faculty practice and the mission of service to the community. The development of the concept at our...
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