Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 4, July

CHAP Update Corner
WELCOME to the first CHAP Update Corner. As president of CHAP -- the Community Health Accreditation Program -- I would like to introduce myself and the organization. * CHAP is a wholly owned subsidiary of NLN, established in the early 1960s as a joint...
Competency Model 101
The Process of Developing Core Competencies As the fee-for-service era comes to a close and providers are faced with emerging managed care systems, the nursing profession struggles with the dilemma of the five rights: assuring the right nurse with...
Effects of Web-Based Instruction on Learning Behaviors of Undergraduate and Graduate Students
WEB-BASED INSTRUCTION requires transformation from traditional teaching strategies to directed independent learning. Careful attention must be given to the creation of effective interactive learning experiences that foster student-to-student and student-to-faculty...
Hildegard Peplau
THE MOTHER OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING Hildegard Peplau, who dies on March 17, has inspired countless nurses, who gained from her an expanded understanding about the therapeutic use of self. HILDEGARD PEPLAU is fondly remembered by nurses worldwide...
NLNAC Frequently Asked Questions
What is NLNAC's position about the verification of prior learning? In response to questions about whether having a valid and current RN license can -- or should -- be used for verification of prior learning at the lower division undergraduate level,...
NLN Honors Nursing Leaders
Nine outstanding individuals and two institutions were presented with NLN awards at the gala Awards Dinner in the Loews Hotel Grand Ballroom on Tuesday evening. Dr. Lucie Young Kelly, chair of the Awards Committee, presided over the event. THERESA...
Nursing Education in the 1960s: Revolt and Reform
EDITOR'S NOTE: As nurse educators embark on a journey to transform nursing education, our history is instructive. As noted by Dr Fondiller in the following account, the 1960s were characterized by passion, revolt, and reform. Out of this turmoil came...
Problem-Based Learning
The Ida Moffett School of Nursing is one of five undergraduate departments at Samford University that is revising its curriculum to include Problem-Based Learning. The project benefits from an endowment grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts. PBL, which...
Reform & Renewal
During its 106 years of existence, the National League for Nursing has had the opportunity for both leadership and "followership" for issues of national import. As the oldest national nursing organization in the United States (established in 1893.),...
Resource Center
NEW RESOURCES Pandora's Box Pediatric health problems are often the result of the stress and chaos of family problems. To aid clinicians in establishing communication about sensitive issues with patients and their families, the Children of Alcoholics...
The Challenge of Chance with Creative Collaboration
THE MAJOR TRANSITIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OF THE 1990s AND THE NEED TO MAKE DO WITH FEWER RESOURCES AND LESS FUNDING HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION AS WELL AS FRUSTRATION AND TURMOIL. In Santa Clara County, California, south of...
The Development of Online Courses for Undergraduate Nursing Education
A FACULTY PERSPECTIVE The delivery of content in education does not necessarily mean that learning has taken place. Education requires interaction between students and instructors, and students of all ages learn better and retain information longer...
The Nursing Renaissance
NEW WAYS OF BEING, LEARNING AND LEADING A BUTTERFLY IN FLIGHT served as the overall symbol of the National League for Nursing's biennial convention in June 1999. The metamorphosis of the I butterfly -- its transformation from the cocoon -- served...
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