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. 26, No. 4, July-August

A Community Nursing Center for the Health Promotion of Senior Citizens Based on the Neuman Systems Model
ABSTRACT This article describes a community nursing center that provided clinical learning experiences for students from two schools of nursing. Work at the center was based on the Neuman systems model, which views the client as a system in interaction...
A Day on the Hill
On May 12, members of the NLN Board of Governors and senior staff met in small groups with United States senators, representatives, and their legislative assistants from the states and districts where board members reside or work. The purpose was to...
Advanced Practice Nursing: Essentials for Role Development
Advanced Practice Nursing: Essentials for Role Development by Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, APN, C, FAAN; Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2004; 681 pages, $49.95 Lucille Joel's new book is a welcome addition to the few texts available to teach the core concepts...
Can We "Escape Fire" in Nursing Education?
I AM NOT SURE HOW MANY OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR with the quality improvement movement in health care started by Don Berwick, co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the late 1980s. I remember sitting around a table with other leaders...
Code Blue: A Tale of Romance, Murder, Mystery & Managed Care
Code Blue: A Tale of Romance, Murder, Mystery & Managed Care by Richard E. McDermott, PhD, and Kevin D. Stocks, PhD, CPA; Syracuse, UT: Traemus Books, 2003; 287 pages, plus supplementary CD; $24.95, soft cover There are two--well three--reasons...
Commentary
When Bill Holzemer published his article, the status of assessing quality in graduate programs was in its infancy. True enough, accreditation agencies such as the National League for Nursing and regional accreditation bodies had standards and criteria...
Conducting Research in Long-Term Care Settings
Conducting Research in Long-Term Care Settings Brenda Lewis Cleary, PhD, RN, FAAN; New York: Springer Publishing, 2004; 136 pages, $32.95 The numbers of eiders living in long-term care settings in the United States is projected to rise to unprecedented...
E-Portfolios, Webfolio, and E-Dentity: Promises and Challenges
FOR DECADES, artists have used portfolios to collect and organize their work. Portfolios are seen as an essential medium to document creative development over time and allow fellow students and instructors to provide feedback and guidance. Many artists...
Faculty Matters
LISA ANN PLOWFIELD, PHD, RN, a professor and director of the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, is also director of the UD Nursing Center. She participates in a consultative role in the center's comprehensive geriatric assessment program...
Integration of Disability-Related Content in Nursing Curricula
ABSTRACT Despite evidence that health care professionals, including nurses, do not perceive persons with disabilities in a positive light and fail to attend to their health care needs, it is not known how nursing programs address the topic of disability....
Interdisciplinary Education in the Health Sciences
The education of health science professionals is under review. How do we best prepare health professionals for current and future health care environments? Pharmacy has moved to the professional doctorate as the entry level for practice, and physical...
Looking Forward / Looking Back: Nursing Education Perspectives Celebrates 25 Years in 2005
THIS IS THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF KEY ARTICLES FROM THE FIRST 20 YEARS OF Nursing Education Perspectives REPRINTED TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF PUBLICATION. WITH THIS CLASSIC ARTICLE BY DR. WILLIAM L. HOLZEMER, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN Nursing & Health...
Maximizing Resources the S.H.A.R.E. Model of Collaboration
ABSTRACT This article describes the S.H.A.R.E. model for collaborative programming that evolved from the joint Clarion, Edinboro, and Slippery Rock Universities graduate nursing programs. The five components of the model--students, administrative support,...
The Promise of Nursing
When I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BSN in 1980, I swore I would never go back to school. Little did I realize that to be a good nurse, you also choose to become a lifelong learner. Very little in nursing stays the same....
Time, Tact, Talent, and Trust: Essential Ingredients of Effective Academic-Community Partnerships
ABSTRACT Building strong partnerships between academic institutions and community health agencies requires a commitment to time, tactful communications, talented leaders, and trust. The essential elements of partnership building are discussed based...
Too Much Material, Too Little Time: I'm Drowning as a Novice Faculty Member
As experienced faculty retire, nurses with extensive clinical knowledge and experience, but little experience as educators, will take their place. Many of these novices will feel overwhelmed by the amount of material that must be imparted to their...
Transforming Pedagogy in Nursing Education: A Caring Learning Environment for Adult Students
ABSTRACT This article is an account of a project involving nursing faculty and adult learners. Their purpose was to generate interactive and collaborative pedagogies. Reflection and dialogue were used to explore how the educational experience can be...
Trends in Registered Nurse Education Programs 1998-2008
ABSTRACT In 1999, the Connecticut Colleagues in Caring team conducted a pilot study to identify trends in RN education programs. The present study replicates the pilot study for a national sample. In 2003, a 15-page questionnaire, divided into six...
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