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. 33, No. 2, March-April

Assessing Outcomes of a Study Abroad Course For
ABSTRACT There is little debate about the importance of preparing nursing graduates to provide culturally sensitive care to an increasingly diverse society. However, it is difficult for nurse educators to fit learning experiences that help students...
Assuring the Future of Nursing Education
SINCE ITS RELEASE IN THE FALL OF 2010, THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE REPORT (2011), THE FUTURE OF NURSING: LEADING CHANGE, ADVANCING HEALTH, HAS BEEN WIDELY QUOTED AND REFERENCED. Its potential impact on the nursing profession is significant as nursing...
Bilingual Nurse Education Program: Applicant Characteristics That Predict Success
ABSTRACT Nurses are in great demand across the United States, but those fluent in both Spanish and English are in particularly short supply.This study examined three cohorts of students that entered a Spanish-English Nursing Education program to determine...
Collaborative Interprofessional Simulation in a Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program
A GROWING BODY OF LITERATURE IDENTIFIES THE NEED FOR COLLABORATIVE, INTERPROFESSIONAL SIMULATED LEARNING. The Institute of Medicine (IOM), for example, wrote that "academic institutions and health care organizations need to make a real commitment to...
Development and Evaluation of Web-Based Animated Pedagogical Agents for Facilitating Critical Thinking in Nursing
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Web-based animated pedagogical agents on critical thinking among nursing students. A pedagogical agent or virtual character provides a possible innovative tool for critical thinking...
Interactive Learning Environment: Engaging Students Using Clickers
ABSTRACT Educators continue to search for effective methods that will engage students in their learning. This article presents the integration of clickers using the constructivist approach to foster critical thinking while engaging learners in a large...
"Me and My Computer": Emotional Factors in Online Learning
ABSTRACT This study focused on nursing student perceptions of sense of community in the online classroom. Using qualitative analysis of data gathered from five student focus groups, themes related to the affective domain in online learning were identified:...
Nurse Preceptors' Views of Precepting Undergraduate Nursing Students
ABSTRACT The nurse preceptor is an essential bridge between the classroom and the real world of human patients and clinical settings. The 26 experienced nurse preceptors who participated in this qualitative study shared stories and important perspectives...
Nurses' Attitudes toward Continuing Formal Education: A Comparison by Level of Education and Geography
ABSTRACT The education of nurses has an influence on patient safety and outcomes, the nursing shortage, the faculty shortage, and nurses' attitudes and actions.This article reports on a dissertation study designed to examine the attitudes of nurses,...
On the Horizon: What Is New for 2012 and beyond? Part I
THE ANNUAL NMC HORIZON REPORT: 2012 HIGHER EDUCATION EDITION IS PUBLISHED AS A COLLABORATION OF TWO ORGANIZATIONS, THE NEW MEDIA CONSORTIUM AND THE EDUCAUSE LEARNING INITIATIVE. As in previous years, the latest report highlights key trends, challenges,...
Reflective Journaling and Development of Cultural Humility in Students
ABSTRACT Cultural humility requires self-evaluation and the awareness that one's own culture is not the only or best one. Teaching health care providers to become culturally humble includes the development of critical thinking skills and the ability...
Teaching Critical Management Skills to Senior Nursing Students: Videotaped or Interactive Hands-On Instruction?
ABSTRACT This study examined and compared the effectiveness of videotape training versus hands-on instruction in preparing senior nursing students to respond to emergency clinical situations. Fourth year nursing students (n = 27) were randomly assigned...
Teaching Home Care Electronic Documentation Skills to Undergraduate Nursing Students
ABSTRACT Although there is general consensus that nursing students need knowledge and significant skill to document clinical findings electronically, nursing faculty face many barriers in ensuring that undergraduate students can practice on electronic...
The PNAA Nurse BalikTuro: Return to the Homeland to Give Back and Teach: But the Balik Turo Is Equally Beneficial for American Nurses as We Experience the Challenge of Providing Nursing Education and Professional Practice with Fewer Resources and Considerable Constraints
LAUNCHED IN 2006 AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE PHILIPPINE NURSES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (PNAA),THE PNAA NURSE BALIK TURO TEACH-BACK PROGRAM IS FOUNDED ON THE VISION THAT FILIPINO NURSES LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES WILL COME HOME TO THE PHILIPPINES...
Working toward Interprofessional Education with Simulation
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY REQUIRES COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS TEAM. In recognition of the contribution that simulation-based interprofessional education (IPE) and practice can make in improving...
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