NLN Calls for Evidence-Based Standards with Nursing Education

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    May 9, 2005—New York, NY— Released today by the National League for Nursing, Transforming Nursing Education tackles head on the problem of making sweeping changes in nursing education without a strong evidence base. The NLN position statement urges nursing faculty “to base their
    curriculum designs, teaching/learning strategies, and evaluation methods on research rather than on politically driven pronouncements.”

    For more details, please go to:

    http://www.nln.org/newsreleases/call...ds05092005.pdf
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    Thanks, Vickie. I worry about all the new programs that are opening up -- and expansions that are forcing the modification of old programs. I've seen some of my local programs expand ... change the way they do things, etc. and I am not happy with all of it. I see that some of the students are being pushed through school too fast, just passed along from class to class regardless of their performance level, etc. Clinicals are being modified/shortened, etc. to accommodate the desires of faculty and students for "nice" schedules -- and it is not all for the good.

    I don't think it is a coincidence that the 2 schools doing the most expansion/modification of their programs have an NCLEX pass rate of about 50%.

    llg
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    To view a truly excellent PP presentation on incorporating evidence-based practice into nursing education, go to this link:

    http://www.nursingsociety.org/resear...hts_sheet4.doc

    Go to the bottom of the page, and click on Professor McMillan's presentation.
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    Hey Vicky

    The 'links' embedded in the PDF didn't work for me. Do I get the gist that LNL is NOT advocating that nursing students have to take Philosophy and Literature just because PhysicalTherapists now require a Masters?

    Grumble Grumble
    Muttering under my breath

    Papaw John
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    Quote from papawjohn
    Hey Vicky

    The 'links' embedded in the PDF didn't work for me. Do I get the gist that LNL is NOT advocating that nursing students have to take Philosophy and Literature just because PhysicalTherapists now require a Masters?

    Grumble Grumble
    Muttering under my breath

    Papaw John
    Sorry you are having difficulty. I checked the link again and it works for me... but I have high-speed cable Internet. In response to your second question, no, NLN, is NOT advocating that baccalaureate nursing education abandon a background in liberal arts, etc. They are only advocating that education be evaluated according to research-based outcomes. Hope this helps
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    love this concept from professor margaret mcmillan
    deputy executive dean, faculty of health, the university of newcastle: australia<st1<o</o

    contemporary nursing curricula which promote development of knowledge-ability:
    • include discipline specific application of knowledge to practice
    • integrate knowledge from other sources to inform the practice of nursing
    • have a spiral effect – continual conceptualization and re-conceptualization
    • centralize the concept of inquiry into and about practice
    • align “thinking about nursing” with “knowing how to nurse”
    • cause learners to be thoughtful, skilled and efficient in nursing actions
    • promote the notion of “ongoing inquiry” - ie for life!

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    Encouraging and modeling life-long learning habits - that is key. We need to be careful that our nursing curricula and methodology is not based on past practices and tradition, but rather on research. Without a research backing (to document the value of practices used in teaching), valuable resources/ time may be wasted on ineffective strategies.
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    Quote from papawjohn
    Hey Vicky

    The 'links' embedded in the PDF didn't work for me. Do I get the gist that LNL is NOT advocating that nursing students have to take Philosophy and Literature just because PhysicalTherapists now require a Masters?

    Grumble Grumble
    Muttering under my breath

    Papaw John
    Try this link: http://www.nursingsociety.org/research/Mcmillan.ppt

    Hope this helps


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