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Active Learning Strategy: The One-Minute Paper

By VickyRN - As teachers, gauging our students' comprehension of class content can be challenging. Sadly, low scores on the first exam often serve as the wake-up call that class understanding is not where it should be. It would be much less stressful to be aware of class knowledge deficits from day one by an... Read More


From Teaching to Learning - The Advantages of Passive vs. Active Learning Strategies

By VickyRN - Passive learning Occurs when students use their senses to take in information from a lecture, reading assignment, or audiovisual. This is the mode of learning most commonly present in classrooms. It is used to acquire ideas and information that is available for recall. Advantages: Can... Read More


Self-Assessment of Your Beliefs About Death and Dying

By tnbutterfly - we all must eventually come face-to-face with our own deaths. what has influenced your views on death? as a nurse or other health-care professional, how do your beliefs about death and dying affect how you render care to the individual who is dying? take this self-assessment from "on our own... Read More


Spiritual Beliefs and End of Life Care

By tnbutterfly - what role do spiritual beliefs play in a “good death”? how can the nurse in her/his role as patient advocate be equipped to assist the patient and family in honoring their spiritual beliefs when considering end of life treatment? according to a study published this week in the journal of the... Read More


Tips for Making Your Clinical Day Better

By VickyRN - The clinical practice environment is the place where classroom theory becomes “real.” This is the place where the “rubber meets the road,” so to speak, and students begin to build their personal foundation for safe, effective nursing practice and develop essential critical thinking skills. What can... Read More


Retirement When?

By Lindsey McGraw - RETIREMENT WHEN? Years have passed with my hair turning a shade of white. I walk with a slight limp, but chronologically not as old as one might think. Flat feet, and varicosities well hidden under pant legs for none to see, working as a nurse “humpin the halls” each year that passes is... Read More


Life, Death, and Other Matters of Consequence

By VivaLasViejas - Some days, it's just not worth chewing through the restraints....... I am a seasoned long-term care nurse. I deal with life and death matters all the time. My voice is often the last one a patient hears, and my hand the last human touch he or she feels. It's OK most of the time, that's why I was... Read More


Family-centered Maternity Care and Rooming-in

By Elvish - A thread in the Ob/Gyn nursing forum got me thinking about this. Family centered maternity care (FCMC) is a buzzword that's no doubt quite familiar to many in maternal/child nursing circles. In my almost-eight years as a nurse - not long in comparison to many of my colleagues - I have seen several... Read More


“Clickers” in The Classroom

By VickyRN - many students are passive in class, yawning frequently with eyes glazed over, mindlessly recording notes, and not really processing the content. instructors may insert questions throughout the lecture, but most students won’t raise their hand to attempt an answer. valuable in-class active learning... Read More


Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse Part 2

By madwife2002 - Update on Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse It has been a couple of weeks since we reviewed the ongoing poll about foreign trained nurses in the USA and the trend towards blaming immigrant nurses for taking the jobs which should or should not belong to American Nurses. ... Read More


The Clinical Reflection

By VickyRN - a clinical reflection is a descriptive “story” that nursing students write about their clinical day. as simple as this journaling exercise seems, it is a powerful tool for development of novice critical thinking skills. it facilitates active learning, as well as professional growth, in a... Read More


Gerontological Nursing: The Interrelationship between Theory, Practice, and Research

By VickyRN - This paper discusses the interrelationship between nursing theory, research, and practice in the specialty area of gerontological nursing. Knowledge needs within gerontological nursing, as well as suggestions for further middle range theories and research, are explored. Theory, research,... Read More


The Operating Room

By judybsn - In training I spend four months in the Operating Room, that wonderful, scary, fascinating, educational place. The O.R. always evoked strong emotions for me. I loved the O.R., I hated the O.R., I was enamored by the O.R. and terrified by the O.R. all at the same time. The educational aspects... Read More


Mixed Between-Within Subjects ANOVA

By VickyRN - Mixed between-within subjects ANOVA (also known as a split-plot ANOVA) combines two different types of one-way ANOVA into one study: between-groups ANOVA and within-subjects ANOVA. Thus, in a mixed-design ANOVA model, one categorical independent variable is a between-subjects variable and the other... Read More


Using Goals to Grow in Nursing

By gscarlett - goals are useful in life by allowing people to strive for something better. never allowing oneself to become completely content, encourages the pursuit of bigger opportunities and keeps dreams alive. upholding one’s own beliefs and values during the journey toward goals allows great personal... Read More


Nursing Communication: How to Make Sure Patients Feel Our Caring

By Wendy_Leebov - Ineffective nursing communication occurred at one hospital as illustrated in the following example: A patient complained that no one had been in all night to check on her. The Patient Relations Rep went to find out if that was true. She found out that the patient's nurse had in fact been into... Read More


T-Tests and One-Way ANOVA

By VickyRN - T-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA) are widely used statistical methods to compare group means. Both are parametric statistical techniques, in that these tests involve a number of assumptions, including: normally distributed population; dependent variable measured on continuous interval or... Read More


The Delivery

By cofcmom05 - For those of you who have worked long in labor and delivery and before the advent of the epidural, you may, perhaps, can relate to patients such as mine. Or not. Many years ago, I was a labor and delivery RN at a county medical hospital, serving a large population. The hospital only had 3... Read More