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. 24, No. 3, May/June

A Nursing Education Model for Second-Degree Students
ABSTRACT This article describes and discusses a successful model for an undergraduate nursing major for degreed students that may be begun with as little as one prerequisite course and can be completed in just over 13 months. In designing the program,...
Community Health Nursing Education: Where We Are Going and How to Get There
ABSTRACT This article discusses practical aspects of providing community health nursing (CHN) education in community-based care in partnership with a community. Changing from traditional CHN clinicals to more current models involves a shift in values...
Developing A&E Testing Goals: Responding to Feedback from Academia and Practice
In keeping with a 60-year tradition, the Assessment and Evaluation Unit of the NLN (A&E) continues to look for new ways to develop quality tests for nurse educators in the practice and academic communities. Intrinsic to that process is the participation...
Education News
WHAT IS NEW at your school of nursing? Please contact NURSING EDUCATION PERSPECTIVES, c/o Leslie Block, Managing Editor, National League for Nursing, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; fax 212/812-0393; or e-mail lblock@nln.org.Golden Anniversary for Tuskegee...
Faculty Matters: Carol Diane Epstein
CAROL DIANE EPSTEIN, PHD, CS, CCRN, is relocating to New England where she will join the nursing faculty at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. She is now completing her final semester as assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School...
Health Care Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Health Care Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Approach by Sheila P. Englebardi, PhD, RN, CNR, and Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN, BC; St. Louis, MO: Mosby, 2002; 576 pages, $56.95This book was written as a textbook and reference for health care informatics specialists....
Imbedding Care in Armed Conflict
Let Us Express Gratitude for Military NursesEACH MAY, DURING NURSES WEEK, we formally, on a national level, celebrate our work and our profession. Given recent events and the military action in Iraq, it seems timely and appropriate to pay special attention...
Intuition: A Critical Way of Knowing in a Multicultural Nursing Curriculum
ABSTRACT For nurse educators to provide a multiculturally sensitive curriculum for a diverse student population, there needs to be recognition and inclusion of a wide variety of ways of knowing, cultural beliefs, and values. Nurse educators, however,...
Managing and Treating Urinary Incontinence
Managing and Treating Urinary Incontinenceby Diane Kaschak Newman, MSN, RNC, CRNP, FAAN; Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press, 2002; 282 pages, $27.95Diane Kaschak Newman, an adult nurse practitioner, has authored an excellent and comprehensive source...
Nurses as Healers
THE 2003 NURSES WEEK THEME HAS BEEN, "Nurses Lifting Spirits, Touching Lives." Nurses touch lives as healers. The word heal derives its meaning from the Anglo-Saxon word haelan, meaning to be or become whole. The nursing role is focused on helping persons...
Professionalism of Associate Degree Nurses: The Role of Self-Actualization
ABSTRACT Historically, nursing has affirmed the inductive approach to professionalism gained through education at the baccalaureate level. Research has challenged the inductive approach by identifying professionalism among associate degree-prepared nurses...
The Uniform
In 1956, entering the Bellevue School of Nursing could be compared to joining the military. The outward sign of membership in each organization was the uniform, and those aspects of the uniform not readily noticed by the layperson signified rank. Students...
Trying Something New: Implementing and Evaluating Narrative Pedagogy Using a Multimethod Approach
ABSTRACT To meet the challenges of rapidly changing health care systems, teacher-scholars are rethinking conventional approaches to education and developing new pedagogies that offer new ways of thinking about and using current approaches. The practices,...
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