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. 27, No. 1, January/February

Academic Dishonesty, Bullying, Incivility, and Violence: Difficult Challenges Facing Nurse Educators
Prior to the NLN Education Summit 2005, the authors took part in a conference call to discuss some of the difficulties and challenges faced by faculty in schools of nursing. Familiar with the growing body of published work on troublesome behaviors in...
A First Step toward Reform: Results of the Faculty Survey on Innovation
Charged with stimulating the educational community to think in new ways about teaching and learning, the NLN Nursing Education Advisory Council (NEAC) appointed the Task Group on Innovation in 2003. The purpose of the group was to enhance dialogue among...
Beyond Method: Philosophical Conversations in Healthcare Research and Scholarship
Beyond Method: Philosophical Conversations in Healthcare Research and Scholarship edited by Pamela M. Ironside, PhD, RN: Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005, 368 pages; $60.00 (paperback, $24.95)Fourth in a series entitled "Interpretive...
Blinking: The Art of Clinical Judgment?
ALTHOUGH I FEEL AS IF I AM THE LAST SEMI-INTELLECTUAL to have read Malcolm Gladwell's Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (1), I picked it up shortly after it was first published early in 2005. My immediate reaction to this new book by the...
Calendar
FEBRUARY10-12 The Society for Health Systems 18th Annual Conference, "Addressing the National Mandate for Change," in San Diego, CA; contact J. Milczarski, 777/349-1106; www.shsweb.org.17-18 "Improving the Quality of End-of-Life Care in the ICU: Interventions...
CREATING NEW FUTURES IN NURSING EDUCATION: ENVISIONING the Evolution of E-Nursing Education
ABSTRACTThis article discusses the explosion of technology and its impact on nursing education in the face of a nurse educator shortage. An attempt is made to answer the following questions: What incremental changes in technology do we have now? How...
Education News
What is new at your school of nursing?Please contactLeslie Block, Managing EditorNURSING EDUCATION PERSPECTIVESNational League for Nursing61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006fax 212/812-0393e-mail lblock@nln.orgRiverside Community College/ Case Western PartnershipSearching...
Evidence-Based Program Requirements: Evaluation of Statistics as a Required Course
ABSTRACTA retrospective student record review was conducted to determine how achievement in a prerequisite statistics course related to achievement in nursing research courses and the overall program for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. For...
Faculty Matters
AS AN ASSISTANT PROPESSOR OF NURSING in a stepwise baccalaureate program for RNs at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, Kathleen L. Sitzman, MS, RN, is heavily involved in developing and maintaining online and on-campus curricula. Kathy is also a doctoral...
Faculty Notes
Rojann Alpers, PhD, RN, associate professor at the Arizona State University College of Nursing, Phoenix, has been named director of the new Office for International Nursing and Healthcare.The Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences...
Flattening the Nursing World
JANUARY IS THAT HALFWAY TIME through the academic year when New Year's resolutions are either well in hand or well forgotten, classes have resumed, and spring break is not nearly close enough for anyone. As we begin 2006, an interesting question to ponder...
Giving Voice to What We Know: Implementing Margaret Newman's Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness in Nursing Practice, Research, and Education
Giving Voice to What We Know: Implementing Margaret Newman's Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness in Nursing Practice, Research, and Education edited by Carol Picard, PhD, RN, and Dorothy Jones, EdD, RN, FMN; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2005;...
INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL SIMULATION: Application OF Benner's Theory IN AN Interactive Patient Care Simulation
ABSTRACTThis article introduces the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing clinical simulation protocol structure and lessons learned while using this protocol in a mandatory learning experience for over 190 adult health students. Students...
Pivotal Moments in Nursing: Leaders Who Changed the Path of a Profession
Pivotal Moments in Nursing: Leaders Who Changed the Path of a Profession by Beth P. Houser, MS, RN, FNP-C, and Kathy N. Player, EdD, RN; Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International, 2004; 320 pages, $29.95Speaking of 12 major nursing leaders, Pivotal...
Resource Center
NLN RESEARCH GRANTS / REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSThree new features have been added to the 2006 NLN Research Grants Program: 1) Priority will be given to proposals that indicate formal partnerships between experienced and beginning researchers. 2) Preference...
Strong Minds, Healing Hands, and Compassionate Hearts: Developing a Contemporary and Creative Twist on Tradition
STRUGGLING TO ADAPT TO CHANGING SOCIAL FORCES and hold on to core values that confirm his identity, Tevye, the dairyman and father of five daughters in the well-known play Fiddler on the Roof, notes that without tradition, "our lives would be as shaky...
Test Success: Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students (4Th Ed.)
Test Success: Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students (4th ed.) Patricia M. Nugent, EdD, RN, and Barbara A. Vitale, MA, RN; Philadelphia: F. A. Davis, 2004; 395 pages, $28.95Designed to provide nursing students with test-taking skills to...
The 2005 Word of the Year: Podcast
IN DECEMBER, the editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary declared podcast the 2005 word of the year. They defined the term as "a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal...
The Population-Focused Analysis Project for Teaching Community Health
ABSTRACTNew instructional methodologies that foster student inquiry, critical thinking, accountability, group work, and self-mastery skills must be created to meet the challenges of modern community health nursing. Bold steps need to be taken to examine...
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