Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, March

A Door Swinging between Two Worlds
Picture a door that has the ability to swing back and forth between two rooms. Now picture the door magically separating two different worlds instead of two rooms. The door enters and leaves each world as it pleases. On one side, the world is filled...
A REGIONAL COLLABORATION FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER MOBILITY: The Nursing Education Mobility Action Group
ABSTRACT Recognizing the need for a regional collaborative systems approach to provide opportunities for access to higher levels of educational preparation for nurses, the Nurse Executive Committee of the Center for Health Affairs in Cleveland, Ohio,...
Assessment and Evaluation
Critical Thinking With the support of Cross Country University and American Mobile Healthcare, A&E is engaged in the process of developing a multiple-choice test that assesses the critical thinking abilities of students in RN nursing programs....
A Transdisciplinary Model for Curricual Revision
ABSTRACT Graduates of healths professions programs need to be able to function in integrated health care delivery systems and demonstrate the ability to provide comprehensive, quality, and cost-effective care as members of an interdisciplinary team....
Cassandra's Legacy and the Core Values of Nursing
IN MAY, we will once again celebrate nursing and nurses. Our annual Nurses Week celebration coincides with the birth month of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern secular nursing. I believe that during this period of rapid change, it is particularly...
Educating Undergraduate Nursing Students as Birth Companions
ABSTRACT Birth companions, or doulas, are labor attendants who are taught to provide emotional support to the laboring woman and hands-on skills that help reduce pain and enhance labor progress. Students in this baccalaureate nursing program may take...
Education News
Integrating Primary and Mental Health Care in an Innovative Educational Model Beginning in the 1960s, the deinstitutionalization of people with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) outplaced a vulnerable population into the community without...
Faculty Matters
Pam In 1998, Pam completed a postgraduate family nurse practitioner certificate from the University of Virginia. She currently practices per diem in an FNP-staffed emergency clinic and part time in an internal medicine practice. She has practiced...
Moving toward a Model for Nursing Education and Practice
ABSTRACT Economic pressures have created the need for an educational system that prepares nurses to work in increasingly complex environments. Nursing leaders from one baccalaureate program and five community colleges in a rural area have worked cooperatively...
NLNAC 501(c)(3) Status: What Are the Implications?
A historical milestone has been established. Articles of Incorporation, creating the NLNAC as a 501(c)(3) corporation in New York State, were signed in November 2000 to become effective in 2001. Now, a number of legal steps are being taken to provide...
Pioneers in the Forefront of Integration
IN THEIR TIME, THEY WERE GIANTS, AND THEIR LEGACY ENDURES. Most notable about the contributions of Estelle Massey Riddle Osborne and Mabel Keaton Staupers as outstanding black leaders of the 20th century were the passion and perseverance they shared....
Research and Professional Development
Noted Figure in Higher Education to Keynote Summit 2001 Arthur Levine, PhD, president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, will be the keynote speaker at the NLN Education Summit 2001, which takes place in Baltimore,...
Resource Center
NEW RESOURCES Medicare Rights The Medicare Rights Center has published three new booklets to help older adults and people with disabilities understand how to pay for their health care and what to do when Medicare payments or services are denied....
The Best Scientists Do Not the Best Teachers Make
TO KNOW IS NOT TO KNOW HOW TO TEACH. Often we find that those who are most knowledgeable about a particular subject are not those who are best equipped to communicate that knowledge to others. Think of the classic stereotype -- the "scientist" who...
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IN NURSING: Priming the Pipeline
ABSTRACT The current nursing shortage is predicted to be longer term and more protracted than previous shortages. It is therefore essential that schools of nursing develop new ways of preparing the nursing workforce and attracting potential nursing...
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