Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 4, July-August

A Community College Responds to Changes in Health Care Delivery
THE NURSING FACULTY AT Queensborough Community College has recognized a need for curriculum change to reflect the rapidly changing health care system and the expanding role of the nurse. To prepare associate degree graduates to function effectively...
Expanding the Associate Degree Curriculum without Adding Time
FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, I have been a nurse executive in a nursing home, in acute care, in a health maintenance organization, and in community nursing, working closely with both home health agencies and public health nursing. For the past 10 years...
Nursing and Service Learning: The Kobyashi Maru
IN THE STAR TREK MOVIE The Wrath of Khan, the starship Enterprise is on a training mission with a group of Star Fleet cadets and young officers. The trainees are presented with a scenario for which there is no solution. The purpose of the exercise is...
Reexamining the Associate Degree Curriculum: Assessing the Need for Community Concepts
Today burgeoning widerly population and growing need for home care in the community have led faculty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to reexamine the associate degree curriculum. Comments from a nurse executive whose agency enables senior citizens to remain...
Replicating Project LINC in Two Midwestern States
PROJECT LINC -- Ladders in Nursing Careers -- was developed in New York City in 1933 to address a nursing shortage crisis by providing educational and career advancement opportunities for nursing attendants and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) employed...
The Use of Convocation: For Exploring Multiculturalism
The development of creative persons in the field of nursing has been identified as a major task for nurse leaders (1). A critical component in the development of creative nurses is the development of persons who are culturally sensitive, who recognize...
Traditional Medicine in Belize: The Original Primary Health Care
WHILE COMPLETING the clinical portion of my bachelor' in nursing degree in southern Belize in Central America, I had the unique opportunity to converse with and observe traditional healers in their natural surroundings, lush rain forests abounding with...
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