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. 25, No. 2, March/April

A Development and Implementation Framework for Web-Based Nursing Courses
WEB-BASED COURSES, OR COURSES OFFERED COMPLETELY ONLINE (1), ARE INCREASINGLY POPULARWITHIN NURSING ACADEMIC AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS. Such courses require technological support, resolution of administrative and legal barriers, and development...
AN ETHICS FRAMEWORK for Nursing Education on the INTERNET
AS UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE INTRODUCE INTERNETBASED COURSES AND DEGREES, AND MANY CAMPUS-BASED CLASSES USE WEB SUPPORT, THE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING IS A SOURCE OF ETHICAL CONCERN. This article provides an assessment of the tools and...
Announcements
Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor in the Division of Nursing of New York University's Steinhardt School of Education, has been named co-director for the John A. Hartford Foundation for Geriatric Nursing at NYU.The UCLA School of...
Comfort Theory and Practice: A Vision for Holistic Health Care and Research
Comfort Theory and Practice: A Vision for Holistic Health Care and Research edited by Katharine Kolcaba, PhD, RN, C; New York: Springer Publishing, 2003; 288 pages, $37.95Katharine Kolcaba may well be described as an authentic theoretical storyteller...
COMMUNITY-DRIVEN NURSING: TRANSFORMING Nursing Curricula and Instruction
The nursing literature is replete with references to the changing health care environment. In response to recommendations from the PEW Health Professtons Commission (1,2), accrediting and regulating bodies have mandated new directions for nursing education...
Conversations in Nursing Professional Development
Conversations in Nursing Professional Development edited by Belinda E. Puetz, PhD, RN, and Julia W. Aucoin, DNS, RN, BC; Pensacola, FL: Pohl Publishing, 2002, 406 pages, $36.00Nurses interested in pursuing a staff development position can use this book...
Education News
Call for Grant ReviewersThe Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has issued a Call for Grant Reviewers to evaluate and score applications against published evaluation criteria. Grant...
Faculty Matters
PattyIn 2003, a professor of nursing was selected as a U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Patty J. Hale, PhD, RN, FNP, is the first nursing professor...
Gallbladder, LIVER, and Pancreas, Too!
Now that it's test time,Let's review.Gallbladder, liver,And pancreas, too!Look at the liver,It's very complex.Over 400 functionsAt its best.The gallbladder's simpler,Only a few.Storage makes one,And concentration makes two.Exocrine pancreas?So what's...
Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education
IN 2001, the NLN Nursing Education Advisory Council (NEAC) formed the Task Group on Nursing Education Standards, whose purpose was to develop a set of nursing education standards and prepare those standards for publication and dissemination. In addition,...
Leadership in Challenging Times
Leadership is at the forefront of our minds today, not only because it is an election year, but also because of the great need for effective leaders in our national, professional, and personal lives. The theme runs through many of our professional journals....
Naming and Taming Our Ethical Dilemmas
IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS, the Internet has dramatically changed the way we do business in nursing education. A myriad of resources art available to the Internet-savvy student and instructor, changing how we teach and how we learn. In this issue of Nursing...
REFLECTIONS ON THE Role of Faculty in Distance Learning and Changing PEDAGOGIES
AS DISTANCE EDUCATION CONTINUES TO BE INCREASINGLY PREVALENT IN NURSING EDUCATION (1-4), THE ENERGING RESEARCH ON TEACHING AND LEARNING SUGGESTS THAT THIS RAPIDLY EVOLVING PHENOMENON IS CHANGING THE PARADIGN OF TEACHING AND TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTIONS...
THE STUDENT / FACULTY INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: Responding to the Challenge of Developing a Global Perspective in Nursing Education
THORNE HAS SUGGESTED that as a profession, nursing has failed to engage in global health concerns. Today, the ability to demonstrate a global perspective is not only considered an essential leadership skill, but a prerequisite for providing culturally...

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