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. 29, No. 4, July/August

A New Curriculum for a for a NEW ERA of Nursing Education
ABSTRACTThe need for curriculum reform, a common theme in the nursing and health sciences literature for a number of years, is becoming urgent. This article describes an innovative undergraduate nursing curriculum. Central to the curriculum revision...
A Pilot Program for Maximizing Faculty Productivity in the Clinical Setting
ALTHOUGH ENROLLMENT IN THE BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAD INCREASED BY 50 PERCENT IN 2005, THERE WAS NO SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF FULL-TIME FACULTY. The large number of students created challenges in the lecture setting...
Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing (2Nd Ed.)
Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing (2nd ed.) edited by Kathleen B. Gaberson PhD, RN, CNOR, ANEF, and Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FMN, ANEF; New York: Springer Publishing, 2006; 308 pages, $50From a directed discipline, nursing has evolved dramatically...
CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: An Effective Strategy for Improvement of Program Outcomes IN A HIGHER EDUCATION SETTING
ABSTRACTThe nursing department at a historically black university has implemented a continuous quality improvement approach to improve its program outcomes. A quality enhancement plan was designed with three major goals: to increase NCLEX-RN® pass rates,...
Core Competencies of Nurse Educators: Inspiring EXCELLENCE in Nurse Educator Practice
ABSTRACTThe National League for Nursing Core Competencies of Nurse Educators with Task Statements provide a comprehensive framework for preparing new nurse educators, implementing the nurse educator role, evaluating nurse educator practice, and advancing...
Education News
Nursing Education Capacity SummitThe critical issue of expanding nursing education capacity to enroll and educate the numbers of students needed to meet future nursing demands was addressed at the national Nursing Education Capacity Summit, held in Washington,...
Faculty Matters
ANGELA HAYES, MS, RN, is the clinical lab coordinator for Norfolk State University's Center for Innovative Nursing Education. In that capacity, she is responsible for providing on- and off-campus learning experiences for students enrolled in both the...
Faculty NOTES
Ernestine Cuellar, PhD, RN, CNS, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, received the National Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award sponsored by the National Association of Negro Business...
Games for Health
GAMES AS A PEDAGOGICAL PLATFORM was the focus of this column in the May/June 2008 issue of NURSING EDUCATION PERSPECTIVES. Since that publication, I became aware of two major events that served as a catalyst for continued research into gaming. The first...
I Am Very Appreciative
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...
I Am Writing in Response To
I AM WRITING IN RESPONSE TO "The Clinical Transition of Baccalaureate Nursing Students during Preceptored, Pregraduation Practicums" (D. M. Wieland, G. M. Altmiller, M. T. Dorr, and Z. R. Wolf, November/December 2007). The college I attend requires a...
Integrity in Nursing: The NLN's Mark
I am grateful to Brother Ignatius Perkins, OP, DNSc, RN, FAAN, NLN governor-at-large, who responded to my invitation to pin me in preparing this message.IN APRIL, the NLN's newly redesigned website received an award from the New York Society of Association...
Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines
Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines by Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, CAN, CNOR, Sandra L. Dearholt, MS, RN, Stephanie S. Poe, MScN, RIV, Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN, and Kathleen White, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC; Indianapolis:...
JOURNALING AND DIALOGUE PAIRS to Promote Reflection in Clinical Nursing Education
ABSTRACTThis research focused on the use of writing to increase reflection and problem solving in the clinical setting. Two groups of associate degree students provided clinical care and maintained journals, answering a series of focused questions. One...
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES for Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Improving Quality in a Nurse-Managed Rural Health Clinic
ABSTRACTNurse educators need practical, effective methods to help nursing students understand the importance of quality improvement activities and their relationship to the financial viability of organizations. This article describes a project designed...
Resource Center
NEW RESOURCESMentoring Tool KitThe NLN Task Group on Healthful Work Environments has introduced the Mentoring of Nursing Faculty Tool Kit, a series of questions designed to cultivate reflective assessment of mentoring practices and contribute to the...
Summary of the Survey on Clinical Education in Nursing
CHARGED WITH THE TASK of promoting excellence and innovation in clinical and laboratory teaching, as well as the evaluation of clinical and laboratory learning, the Clinical Nursing Education Task Group set out to analyze the components of clinical education...
The Many Benefits of Teaching Abroad
As a Fulbright scholar, I had the privilege during this past academic year of teaching at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. I was honored to be part of such a prestigious program, and pleased to have been selected for both my teaching and research...
The Relationship among Mathematics Anxiety, Beliefs about Mathematics, Mathematics Self-Efficacy, and Mathematics Performance in Associate Degree Nursing Students
ABSTRACTThis research explored nursing students' mathematics anxiety, beliefs about mathematics, and mathematics self-efficacy in relation to performance on a medication mathematics test. Results revealed that the participants experienced some mathematics...
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