Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 4, July

Announcements
Linda K. Amos, EdD, RN, FAAN, who has been dean of the University of Utah School of Nursing, will assume the position of Associate Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah. She has been selected to hold the Ida May Barnes, RN, and...
Changes at Chap
OVER THE PAST YEAR, CHAP has been very busy increasing its visibility in the home health community as well as the payer community. At the same time, we have been looking at ways to increase the value of accreditation. In an era when home health organizations...
Diversity as a Value in Undergraduate Nursing Education
DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION IS WIDESPREAD, but its acceptance is another story. Students working toward degrees in the human service professions, such as nursing, need an appreciation of the diversity that exists in the United States today. The global...
EDUCATION for Caring Practice
IN NURSING EDUCATION, we voice commitment to two main epistemological domains: behaviorism and personal meaning. The former domain provides the dominant frame of reference in our classrooms, while the latter is rarely used. The struggle between the...
Education News
International Doctoral Education Exponential growth in doctoral education has been noted across many regions of the world in recent years; over 200 nursing doctoral programs are now offered in 24 countries. The impetus for health care reform, the...
EVALUATION OF A Collaborative Articulation Mobility Project Using Escrow and Transition Course Methods
As a result of the proactive initiatives of 25 deans and directors from all types of nursing education programs in northeast Ohio, a consortium was established in 1990 within the Center for Health Affairs in Cleveland. The purpose of the consortium,...
Faculty Matters
IT IS TRUE that there would be no need for our nursing programs to exist if there were no students. And it is true that if there were no administrative support or resources for our programs, we could not be very successful in our educational efforts....
Magic, Music, and Multifaceted Leadership
The crystal gavel is a multifaceted object, as leadership must be. But, more important, its nature is such that it derives its great beauty from its prismatic form, reflecting colors and images of surrounding objects. AT THE NLN BIENNIAL CONVENTION...
NLNAC: Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Purpose of Clinician-Practitioner Representation on Site Visit Teams Accreditation is founded on the principle of protecting the public by assuring that nursing education programs meet or exceed established standards and criteria. NLNAC...
NLN: Update
NEWS FROM NLN Membership Reaching a Broader Base Membership has been very much in the limelight at NLN these past months. In an attempt to establish a more dynamic relationship with both nursing education institutions and individual members, NLN...
Nurses Writing and Not Writing
MUCH HAS BEEN REPORTED about the effects of asking students to write as part of their course work in scientific and technical fields. Most of what is recounted, however, takes the form of personal narratives told by less than objective teachers who...
Our Stories
THIS SPRING, as Nurses Week approached, I started to reminisce about my decision to become a nurse and thought it would be fun, and instructive, to ask the nurses who work for NLN, NLNAC, and CHAP why they entered nursing, and how they feel about the...
Resource Center
NEW RESOURCES Asthma Check Adults and children who experience breathing problems can find out if they are affected by asthma at a series of free screenings conducted throughout the country by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology....
Service Learning on Wheels
The Nightingale Mobile Clinic IN 12 SOUTH GEORGIA COUNTIES, far from interstate highways and metropolitan services, 2,000 schoolchildren and seniors, parents and babies, laborers and disabled persons have found a route to better health. Where access...
The Legacy of the Great Triumvirate: Annie Goodrich, Adelaide Nutting, and Lillian Wald
THE STORY OF the American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses (ASSTSN), renamed the National League of Nursing Education in 1912, is inseparable from the story of its charismatic early leaders, Annie Warburton Goodrich, Mary Adelaide...
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