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. 34, No. 5, September-October

A Comparison of Policies on Nurse Faculty Workload in the United States
Abstract AIM This article describes nurse faculty workload policies from across the nation in order to assess current practice. BACKGROUND There is a well-documented shortage of nursing faculty leading to an increase in workload demands. Increases...
A Model for Successful Use of Student Response Systems
Abstract AIM This article presents a model developed to assist teachers in selecting, implementing, and assessing student response system (SRS) use in the classroom. BACKGROUND Research indicates that SRS technology is effective in achieving...
Back to School: Tiger and the VLE. Why Faculty Need to Access This Site
The world of health care is becoming more dependent on health information technology (HIT) tools. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2009 was designed to promote and expand the adoption of health information...
Comparing the Effectiveness, Practice Opportunities, and Satisfaction of the Preceptored Clinical and the Traditional Clinical for Nursing Students
Abstract AIM A preceptored clinical education model was introduced in partnership with a health care agency and compared with the traditional model for nursing clinical education. The preceptored model provided clinical education that more realistically...
Comparison of Methodologic Quality and Study/report Characteristics between Quantitative Clinical Nursing and Nursing Education Research Articles
Abstract AIM To compare the methodologic quality and study/report characteristics between quantitative clinical nursing and nursing education research articles. BACKGROUND The methodologic quality of quantitative nursing education research needs...
From Committee to Commission: The History of the NLN's Academic Certified Nurse Educator Program
Abstract AIM To describe the historical events surrounding the development of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program (ANECP) and document its transition from a committee to a commission. BACKGROUND...
International Programs in United States Schools of Nursing: Driving Forces, Obstacles, and Opportunities
Abstract AIM/PURPOSE To understand the development of international programs in United States schools of nursing from the perspective of driving forces, obstacles, and opportunities. BACKGROUND Despite increasing philosophical support for international...
Interprofessional Teamwork among Students in Simulated Codes: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Abstract AIM The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of using crisis resource management (CRM) principles and high-fidelity human patient simulation (HFHPS) for interprofessional (IP) team training of students from undergraduate nursing,...
Live versus DVD Mock Trial: Are Cognitive and Affective Changes Different?
Educating nurses to provide safe, ethical patient care while being socialized into the professional role requires active learning Personal, affective growth and professional transformation occur over the course of the nursing program as a result of...
Peer-to-Peer Teaching: Improving Communication Techniques for Students in an Accelerated Nursing Program
For nurses, effective communication skills are essential components for the delivery of patient-centered care and the development of positive working relationships. Although communication is an essential skill in health care (McCabe, 2004; McGilton,...
Raise the Roof: Our Theme, Our Challenge
According to the online Urban Dictionary, the following is a key definition of raising the roof: "The roof represents the limitations that loom over us all. 'Raise the roof' begs we work together to increase our mutual potential rather than oppressing...
Responding to the Nursing Shortage: Collaborations in an Innovative Paradigm for Nursing Education
Texas, like other states, is experiencing a growing nurse faculty shortage as more educators reach retirement age. A report by the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS, 2007) on nursing education demographics and trends stated that "the...
Serving as NLN President: Insights on Organizational Leadership
As I write this, my final President's Message, I find it hard to believe that my two years as president are coming to an end. These past two years have been very quick and extremely rewarding as the NLN has accomplished much to meet the needs of faculty...
Students' Perceptions of Holistic Nursing Care
Abstract AIM This qualitative study aimed to investigate the trends and perceptions related to the provision of spiritual care for patients. BACKGROUND Holistic nursing integrates the body, mind, and spirit into care. However, nursing students...
The NLN Research in Nursing Education Grants Program: Progress toward the Future
The National League for Nursing (NLN) has been at the forefront of funding for research in nursing education for the last 14 years and continues to be the primary funding resource for nurse educators. Awards have ranged from $1,000 to $25,000, with...
Use of the Seven Principles of Effective Teaching to Design and Deliver an Interactive Hybrid Nursing Research Course
Abstract AIM This study examined how applying the seven principles of effective teaching to designing and delivering an undergraduate nursing research course in a hybrid format affected course quality. BACKGROUND Existing research does not adequately...
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