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. 29, No. 5, September-October

About Accreditation
NLNAC has received a number of questions related to the new 2008 Accreditation Standards and Criteria. These four questions were typical of those received. QUESTION Recently, I attended a national conference with several of my faculty. We were surprised...
After One Year as President: Some Lessons Learned
IN MY TRAVELS FOR THE NLN, I am often asked what makes the NLN unique. "There are so many nursing organizations," a reporter commented recently, "so what makes the NLN distinctive?" I welcome these opportunities to explain that the NLN touches every...
Agenda for Success: Dimensions of Access to Baccalaureate Programs for Associate Degree Nursing Graduates
Enhancing transfer articulation agreements with baccalaureate institutions is a perennial goal for community college administrators. Access to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree programs is an issue for geographically isolated community colleges...
Developing Clinically Savvy Nursing Students: An Evaluation of Problem-Based Learning in an Associate Degree Program
ABSTRACT Faculty in an associate degree nursing program at a community, college in New York City noted that nursing students lacked critical analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills and the reflective ability essential to applying nursing...
Faculty Matters
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] KAREN T. PARDUE, MS, RN, CNE, is associate professor and interim director Department at the University of New England in Portland, Maine, an academic environment that she describes as "challenging and rich with opportunities...
Fellows of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education 2008
THE NLN ESTABLISHED THE ACADEMY OF NURSING EDUCATION in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding nurse educators. Fellows support the vision of the NLN and promote standards of excellence...
Improving Feedback to Students in Online Courses
ABSTRACT This article describes evidence-based strategies that are efficient for providing feedback to students in online courses. Strategies are grouped in categories including course design, faculty roles, and student participation. Integrating diverse...
Informatics in the Nursing Curriculum: A National Survey of Nursing Informatics Requirements in Nursing Curricula
Numerous forces in the last decade have converged to form a "tipping point" demanding that nurses have the necessary knowledge and skills to practice in a technology-rich health care environment. Several Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports have highlighted...
In the Shelter of Each Other: Respite Care for Students as a Partnership Model
ABSTRACT Many of today's nursing students live in the margin of society without family support. When this is compounded by demanding family responsibilities, the personal and academic consequences for students can be harsh. Although numerous student...
Investing in Nursing's Future
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Northwest Health Foundation have awarded 10 new grants to support the involvement of 18 local foundations and diverse other funding sources in developing strategies for creating and sustaining a viable nursing...
Moving Forward: The Informatics Agenda
RECENTLY I HAVE EXPERIENCED SEVERAL DEJA VU MOMENTS. I am not sure if it is old age or that I truly feel we are circling back in history. I am, of course, reflecting on the history of nursing informatics and how far, but yet how little, we have progressed...
Recent RN Graduate Perceptions of Educational Preparation
ABSTRACT Nursing education programs strive to deliver curricula that prepare and transition graduates not just to survive but to truly thrive in any workplace environment--It is therefore important to reach out to those who have recently entered the...
Student Voices on Faculty Incivility in Nursing Education: A Conceptual Model
ABSTRACT Colaizzi's phenomenological method for qualitative study was used to describe nursing students' Jived experiences with uncivil encounters with nursing faculty. Seven current and former nursing students from various levels of nursing education...
Teachers' Stories: How Faculty Help and Hinder Students at Risk
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine how teachers help and hinder students who struggle academically. Thirty nurse educators from 18 different schools of nursing shared stories of how they helped and hindered their academically at-risk...
Thank You: The Nursing Education Perspectives Editorial Staff Acknowledges with Thanks the Following Individuals Who Participated in the Peer Review Process during the Past Year
Linda A. Thompson Adams Marsha Howell Adams * Susan A. Albrecht Anita C. All Lisa Allison-Jones Geralyn M. Ahmiller Elizabeth M. Andal Norma E. Anderson Catherine A. Andrews Marion G. Anema Jane M. Armer Barbara Aronson...
The #1 Cause of Faculty Shortage? It's the Money!
WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THE NURSE FACULTY SHORTAGE, evidenced by the long waiting lists of qualified students for our programs and the fatigue we feel at the end of a long day of teaching. Although it may not be polite or politically correct to talk about...
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