Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 3, May-June

An Innovative Approach for Teaching CPR
In the 1960s, the concept of saving lives through the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was a revolutionary idea. In the 1990s, CPR is a household word, and CPR classes are taught to both medical and nonmedical groups. The layperson is a critical...
Education of Advanced Practice Nurses Serving Vulnerable Populations
Vulnerable populations are camouflaged, stigmatized, and often lacking in health care services. They may also be distrustful of assistance from traditional health care providers. To better serve vulnerable populations, professionals guiding intervention...
Leadership Experiences in the Community for Nursing Students: Redesigning Education for the 21st Century
To respond to massive changes in health care delivery, nursing curriculum redesign requires that we return to our roots in the community and the visionary leadership of Lillian Wald, whose Henry Street Settlement (1,2) remains a model for community-based...
Nurse Educators' Knowledge of Primary Health Care: Implications for Community-Based Education, Practice, and Research
Successful change of the health care system in the United States is linked to successful change in the education of health care professionals. Clearly, a cadre of health care professionals educated for a system that focuses on acute illness and hospital-based...
Predictors of Success on the NCLEX-RN among Baccalaureate Nursing Students
It is important for a nursing program to determine which variables are good predictors of student success or failure on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) (1). Significant predictors for success may include such...
President's Message
Today, we are standing on the threshold of the year 2000, which marks the turn of the century and the emergence of the third millennium. It is a significant point in time and history and a monumental symbolic date that stands for the future. In less...
Teach a Nurse to Fish
In teaching a nurse to nurse, we not only prepare her (or him) for life, but also for caring for the lives of many, many others--future patients for generations to come. Several years ago as a new faculty member, I participated in one of the first outreach...
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