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. 32, No. 5, September/October

A Vision for Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education
IN APRIL 2011, the National League for Nursing brought together nursing education leaders from across the United States to discuss multiple options for advanced nursing practice as a way to increase the nation's potential to meet national health care...
Book Addiction and the Elephant in the Room
As I read this book and reflected on the contents, I had one of those "Aha" moments we talk about as faculty. My reaction had less to do with the book's content than with its basic premise. How could someone not know that relationships are so supremely...
Bring the Hope of Today Forward to Tomorrow
The opportunities for change are all around us, begging for thoughtful, valuedriven leadership and the willingness of all to step forward and work toward a better future. Just as our students learn to bring hope to patients and families and to the organizations...
COMPARISON of Communication Outcomes in Traditional VERSUS Simulation Strategies in Nursing and Medical Students
RESEARCHAbstract The Institute of Medicine has called for more interprofessional collaboration between physicians and nurses. The purpose of this research was to compare the outcomes in affective and communication domains using a traditional (roundtable)...
DELIBERATE PRACTICE of MOTOR SKILLS in Nursing Education: CPR AS EXEMPLAR
RESEARCHABSTRACT Our study explored the effects of deliberate practice on the retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) psychomotor skills among nursing students. The practice sessions were short, six minutes a session one time a month. Differences...
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of "The Village ": A Pharmacology Education Teaching Strategy
MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION IS ONE OF THE RISKIEST TASKS A NURSE EXECUTES (Maricle, Whitehead, & Rhodes, 2007). The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that there are 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events each year in the United States and...
EXPLORING the Value of an International Service-Learning EXPERIENCE in Honduras
R E S E A R C HABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an international service-learning experience in Honduras on the cultural competence of the participants. The study included a quantitative portion in which participants...
Faculty MATTERS
" Being mentored had a greater impact on me than my formal educational experiences. My mentors helped me face and overcome obstacles, learn organizational and individual behavioral dynamics, discover my gifts and talents, learn and grow from my mistakes,...
Faculty NOTES
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program has selected 21 nurses for its 2011 cohort. Among them are the following nurse faculty: Debra Barksdale, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAAN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of...
IMPLEMENTING Computer-Based Testing in Distance Education for Advanced Practice Nurses: Lessons Learned
RESEARCHABSTRACT A distance education program utilized by graduate nursing students worldwide faces unique problems with testing. This article presents the results of a pilot study on the implementation of computer-based testing at the Frontier Nursing...
Implementing the COPA Model in Nursing Education and Practice Settings: Promoting Competence, Quality Care, and Patient Safety
R E S E A R C HABSTRACT The Competency Outcomes and Performance Assessment Model (COPA) prepares learners for effective role performance in the workplace by delineating comprehensive, core clinical behaviors that provide evidence of competence. This...
Informatics and the Learning Healthcare System
SUMMER SCHOOL IS OVER. I have posted my grades. And now I have some "think" time. One of my immediate concerns is how informatics educators like myself can help faculty incorporate informatics into the nursing curriculum.I was recently on a panel that...
Multi-Center Development and Testing of a Simulation-Based Cardiovascular Assessment Curriculum for Advanced Practice Nurses
RESEARCHAbstract Cardiovascular assessment skills are deficient among advanced practice nursing students, and effective instructional methods to improve assessment skills are needed. The purpose of this study was to develop, implement, and evaluate outcomes...
Nursing and Leadership for Patient-Centered Care: Authenticity Presence Intuition Expertise
Nursing and Leadership for Patient-Centered Care: Authenticity Presence Intuition Expertise by Harriet Forman, EdD, RN; New York: Springer Publishing, 2010; 287 pages, $55 (soft cover)Many aspects of nursing have changed over the years. Increased knowledge,...
Resource CENTER
CALL FOR ABSTRACTSThe 2012 Annual NICHE Conference, "Improving Health Care of Older Adults: Continuing the Journey," takes place March 7-9, 2012 in New Orleans. NICHE is seeking presentation and poster abstracts; the submission deadline is October 5....
Service-Learning in the Nursing Curriculum: Are We at the Level of Evidence-Based Practice?
R E S E A R C HABSTRACT Service-learning is implemented as a learning strategy in all levels of education. However, there is little evidence to support its efficacy and influence on student learners and those served, due in part to broad operational...
Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation (2Nd Ed.)
Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation (2nd ed.) by Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN; New York: Springer Publishing, 2010; 424 pages, $75 (soft cover)The provision of culturally competent health care is...
Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science, Vol. 3 (2Nd Ed.)
Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science, Vol. 3 (2nd ed.) edited by Linda Caputi EdD, RN, CNE; Glen Ellyn, IL: College of DuPage Press, 2010; 724 pages, $99.95As nurses transition into the faculty role, the rules of engagement are ever changing. Regulations...
THE TOP TEN LIST: LESSONS LEARNED from Teaching a Study Abroad Course
ABSTRACT In response to the need for culturally competent care, faculty can instill in students the desire to become culturally competent practitioners by providing the opportunity to participate in a short-term study abroad immersion experience. While...
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