Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 5, September

A Site Visitor's First Year
CHAP -- THE COMMUNITY HEALTH ACCREDITATION PROGRAM -- is a wholly owned subsidiary of NLN. In this regular column, employees and associates of CHAP, and representatives of CHAP-accredited agencies will introduce readers to various aspects of accreditation...
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS OF Baccalaureate Nursing Students AT PROGRAM ENTRY AND EXIT
Most nurse educators would agree that critical thinking is an essential competency for the professional nurse in today's ever-changing health care environment. In fact, critical thinking has been identified as an integral component of professional...
Focus Groups and Vulnerable Populations: Insight into Client Strengths and Needs IN Complex Community Health Care Environments
Focus groups are a useful qualitative research technique to assist in interpreting quantitative community assessment data. Data obtained from focus groups can provide sociological and psychological insights into the perceptions of population subgroups...
How Does NLNAC Support the Concept of Differentiated Practice?
At NLNAC, we believe that accreditation must be based on three principles: alignment of education within the best context of patient, family, and community care; innovative affiliations with committed clinical institutional partners; and rigorous evaluation...
New Resources
Associate Degree Nursing History on Video With the support of the Independence Foundation, the Community College of Philadelphia has produced two videos that shed light on the early days of associate degree nursing education: AD Nursing: Revisiting...
News from the Membership Councils
Education Councils The Executive Committees of the Education Councils have been meeting via conference calls during the summer. Their primary focus has been the establishment of goals for the 1999-2001 biennium. As goals are agreed upon, they are...
News from the Nln CEO
New Research Director at NLN Theresa M. Valiga, EdD, RN, has joined NLN as Director of Research and a member of the Senior Management Team. She has served NLN as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Blue Ribbon Panel for Priorities...
NURSING LEADERSHIP FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM: ESSENTIAL Knowledge & Skills
The major plenary sessions at the NLN 24th Biennial Convention in Miami Beach, Florida, addressed the subject of leadership as an important component of the convention's theme -- The Nursing Renaissance: New Ways of Being, Learning, and Leading. Dr....
On the Web
www.hospitalhub.com Cross Country Staffing This new site is designed to help health care professionals find jobs and hospitals fill positions. It is a comprehensive library of America's leading hospitals, showcasing benefits, mission statements,...
The Development of Objective Techniques to Measure Nursing Knowledge, 1941-1952
AN INDIRECT BY-PRODUCT of A Curriculum Guide for Schools of Nursing, released by the National League of Nursing Education (NLNE) in 1937, was the attention it focused on evaluating the nursing student objectively (l). The first such guide had been...
THE NATIONAL AGENDA for NURSING EDUCATION RESEARCH
RESEARCH IN NURSING EDUCATION is a vital part of the scientific enterprise of preparing the nursing workforce for a challenging and uncertain future. Priorities for this kind of research were recommended by Tanner and Lindeman in 1987 (1). Since that...
The Sounds of Nursing Leadership
In a conversation last spring with Dr. Joan Shaver, dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Nursing, we arrived at a definition of leadership that I believe holds true for individuals as well as organizations. Leadership is the art...
THINKING IN NURSING EDUCATION: PART I A Student's Experience Learning to Think
Learning to think critically is a central commitment of nursing education. There is a substantial body of literature describing nursing educators' attempts to define critical thinking (1-3), to differentiate critical thinking from other kinds of thinking...
THINKING IN NURSING EDUCATION: PART II A Teacher's Experience
Across academia, educators are investigating teaching strategies that facilitate students' abilities to think critically. Because many of these strategies require low teacher-student ratios or sustained involvement over time, efforts to implement them...
Use of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal with BSN Students
The complexity and changing nature of nursing today requires proficiency in thinking skills to ensure knowledgeable, confident, creative, and sensitive decisions regarding client care. Nurse educators are faced with the task of promoting educational...
Videoconferencing for Clinical Evaluations
A group of faculty at the University of Buffalo School of Nursing is working to increase access to clinical students by using videoconferencing. These evaluations will reduce travel time to evaluate students who are practicing at distant clinical sites...
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