Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, January

Announcements
Geraldene Felton, EdD, RN, FAAN, executive director of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, has been named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing. A founding member of the Academy, Dr. Felton is a former dean of the University...
A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK for Differentiating the 21 Pew Competencies by Level of Nursing Education
ABSTRACT. NOW NEARLY A DECADE OLD, the original Pew Health Professions Commission Competencies have stood up well to the test of time. The competencies were designed to provide all health professionals, from physicians to physical therapists, with...
Building Roads with a Clear Vision and a Wide Perspective
While many issues in nursing today seem like roads to nowhere, clear vision and a wide perspective will show that there are, indeed, connecting roads, or roads that can easily be built. But to discourage our current and future students from a career...
Community Partnership
ABSTRACT A southeastern university school of nursing responded to a request by a local housing authority to provide nursing care and health promotion to the residents of three high-rise complexes for independent living for seniors. This service-learning...
Education News
WHAT IS NEW at your school of nursing? Please contact Nursing and Health Care Perspectives, c/o Leslie Block, Publications Manager, National League for Nursing, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; fax 212/812-0393; lblock@nln.org. Grand Valley State...
Faculty Matters
"Great teachers are more than actors, performers ... They use their self to show, demonstrate, and manifest a deep value for the transmission of knowledge. They stimulate critical thinking." ROSE ANN DIMARIA, PHD, RN, CNSN, joined the faculty at...
Listen to Your Students
Students want to learn all that is necessary to practice safely as professionals. They want to be recognized and admired for their clinical knowledge and expertise. But they also want the teacher-learner relationship to be about their lives as professionals....
NEWS FROM Research and Professional Development
Faculty Development Institute It is with a great deal of excitement that we announce an upcoming education opportunity that should be of great interest to faculty. NLN and the College of Nursing, Villanova University, have joined forces to co-sponsor...
Partnerships in Primary Health Care
A Process for Re-Visioning Nursing Education ABSTRACT This article describes the process of curriculum change in a baccalaureate nursing program and the design of a competency-oriented learning system in primary health care, community-focused nursing...
Resource Center
NEW RESOURCES Colorectal Cancer A new educational booklet, "The Cancer Nobody Has to Have and How to Stop It," describes symptoms of the disease and offers tips on prevention. For a free copy, send a business-size SASE to the STOP Colon/Rectal...
The Advancement of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education: 1952-1972
IN 1952, when the National League for Nursing was established in its present form, baccalaureate nursing education had evolved into a potpourri of patterns with uneven as well as unsound programs (1). In the consecutive pattern, which consisted of...
Weekly Rounds
Another blustery January day, another Tuesday. Walking into the nursing home, I welcome the rush of warm air. At the same time, I recoil from the musty, antiseptic smell. After all my years as a nurse practitioner I can't get used to this contrast:...
WHAT Is the Relationship of Collegiality to Accreditation
The core values of accreditation emphasize learning, community, responsibility, integrity, value, quality, and continuous improvement through reflection and analysis. These values require the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission to measure...
Why Accreditation?
QUALITY CARE IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY. But how can you -- the nurse or the case manager -- be assured that the home care provider you have referred your client to is a quality provider? One way would be to ask other nurses and case managers,...
WHY Women and Men Choose Nursing
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast why women and men choose nursing. Male and female nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program at every class level were interviewed over a two-year period. The interviews...
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