Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, May

Announcements
Patricia Abbott, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant professor of education, administration, health policy, and informatics at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is the first nurse to be appointed to the Scientific Board of VisICU, a Baltimore-based...
A Nursing Study Abroad Opportunity
During March 1999, the author accompanied a group of 12 baccalaureate nursing students on a two-week trip to Thailand. The trip was arranged and sponsored by the Office of International Affairs at the University of Hawaii. STEPPING OFF THE AIRPLANE...
Beginning an Exchange with Korea
The Margaret Pritchard College of Nursing (MPCN) in Chonju, Korea, and the School of Nursing at Indiana University Kokomo (IUK) are developing a relationship that will involve consultation, faculty exchange, and possibly student exchange. MPCN was...
Bloomfield College RN/BSN Students Go Global
Junior level RN/BSN students enrolled in Health Promotion I at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield and Toms River, NJ, traditionally learn how to conduct a community assessment and develop primary prevention strategies while being socialized into the...
BRINGING GENETICS INTO THE CLASSROOM: A Practice-Based Approach
ABSTRACT Nurses must be prepared to identify and effectively respond to clients' genetic concerns and help them manage new genetic information. To do this, they need genetics education. This article describes an innovative, case-study-Based genetics...
Global Research Dissemination and Utilization
ABSTRACT Research conducted by nurses, disseminated to broad populations of health care providers, and then used by nurses who provide direct care to patients, represents the ideal triad of research-based clinical practice. The current state of practice...
How the World Has Changed
I have recently reflected on the effects of technology on our global nursing community. It is amazing how different the world of nursing education is today compared with our experiences 20 years ago. I now consider it an everyday occurrence to receive...
Impressions from a Faculty Exchange with the University of Vaxjo
ABSTRACT The first author instituted an ongoing exchange program for nursing students and faculty in a small women's liberal arts college in eastern Pennsylvania and a regional university in southeastern Sweden. A site visit to Sweden in 1999 initiated...
It Is Indeed a Small World after All!
This issue of Nursing and Health Care Perspectives clearly delivers an essential message: that we in the United States work within the global community. We have much to learn from the people and practices of other countries in the advancement of quality...
Mobilizing Lithuanian Health Professionals as Community Peer Leaders for AIDS Prevention
ABSTRACT Lithuanian Mercy Lift of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago, WHO Collaborating Centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care, have trained Lithuanian health professionals to be community peer leaders in...
National League for Nursing
Notice of 2001 Official Proxy Members of the National League for Nursing will soon receive a 2001 Official Proxy and candidate biography booklet with a return envelope. Members are asked to indicate their choices for various positions on the NLN...
NLNAC Frequently Asked Questions
What is the rationale for the emphasis NLNAC places on the requirement for an SPE, a systematic plan for program evaluation and assessment of outcomes? To NLNAC, PROGRAM EVALUATION IS THE CONSTANT ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF THE PROGRAM THROUGH...
NLN Update
VISIT US ONLINE Nursing and Health Care Perspectives is now online at www.nln.org. Future online issues will be restricted to NLN members (call 800/6691656, ext. 227). To order the print version of Nursing and Health Care Perspectives, contact Dennis...
Nursing Students without Borders
This visionary student organization was founded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in November 1999 by a group of nursing students who desired to share their health care knowledge with populations that have inadequate access to health...
PERCEPTIONS OF "Nursing" and "Nursing Care" in the United States by Dutch Nursing Students
ABSTRACT To meet the challenge of internationalizing the nursing profession, professional education programs have developed various learning strategies, including international courses and student and faculty exchange programs. Few studies have examined...
Resource Center
EPILEPSY CARE OVERSEAS The Epilepsy Foundation is seeking applicants for its newly established Dreifuss International Travel Program for health care professionals in the United States and abroad. Participants are required to design an individual...
Shielda
FOLLOWING 15 years in academia, Shielda G. Rodgers, PhD, RN, returned to teach at her alma mater, North Carolina Central University, a historically black university located in the city of Durham. As an associate professor who moved from a predominantly...
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