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Nursing Students and Substance Abuse
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Nursing Students and Substance Abuse

The majority of these impaired nurses also had substance abuse problems as students. For some, their chemical dependency problems actually began in nursing school....

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Desired Characteristics of Effective Nurse Educators - �My Ideal Nursing Instructor�
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Desired Characteristics of Effective Nurse Educators - �My Ideal Nursing Instructor�

As nurse faculty, we constantly strive to be the most effective instructors that we can be. The effective nurse educator, whether operating in the clinical setting...

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Are We Addressing Fundamental Student Needs In The Classroom?
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Are We Addressing Fundamental Student Needs In The Classroom?

My first classroom teaching assignment was a challenge. I was inheriting a class of nursing students with a reputation for "chewing up and spitting out" a number...

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

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...

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A Treasure Trove of Educational Resources for Gerontological Nursing (Part 3)
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A Treasure Trove of Educational Resources for Gerontological Nursing (Part 3)

The john a. hartford foundation was established in 1929 by bequest of its founders, the two brother heirs of the great atlantic and pacific tea company fortune. The...

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Tips for New Nurse Educators
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Tips for New Nurse Educators

My best advice for you is to make sure you have a mentor or preceptor at the school. Make sure that your mentor is someone you can trust, someone with integrity....

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How to Handle Student Incivility

It's a sad and indisputable fact that our society is becoming increasingly rude and narcissistic. The emphasis now is on an individual's "rights," but not taking...

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Accelerated BSN Programs

Accelerated BSN programs are an innovative approach to nursing education, available for individuals who hold a non-nursing bachelor's or higher degree and who are...

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Gerontological Nursing Case Study: Medication Use and the Frail Elderly

Isabella Hill*, an 89-year-old African American female, is brought into the emergency department late one evening by her worried middle-aged daughter. The daughter...

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Nursing Professional Development / Staff Development Coordinators
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Nursing Professional Development / Staff Development Coordinators

Members of nursing staff are a significant, if not arguably the most important, human resource employed by modern day health systems since hospitals and other...

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A Toolkit for Course Conversion to Online Formats
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A Toolkit for Course Conversion to Online Formats

The concept of technostress will also be discussed, whereby technology-induced intimidation and anxiety may act as a barrier to faculty acceptance of course...

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The Clinical Post  Conference - A Few Guidelines
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The Clinical Post Conference - A Few Guidelines

the clinical post conference has a unique focus in nursing education: the student's own behavior and experience. ideally, it should provide a nurturing setting for...

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Tips for Making Your Clinical Day Better
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Tips for Making Your Clinical Day Better

Before you begin, investigate the floor in which you will be having the clinical. It is our responsibility as nurse educators to facilitate our students' education....

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RN to MSN Programs
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RN to MSN Programs

As in RN-BSN programs, certain prerequisite courses must be completed before being admitted into RN-MSN programs. Specific requirements vary by institution and the...

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Entry into Practice: Diploma Programs for Registered Nursing
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Entry into Practice: Diploma Programs for Registered Nursing

Diploma programs are the oldest and most traditional type of nursing education in the United States. These programs are two to three years in duration and provide...

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Adjunct Faculty a.k.a. 'Academic Sharecroppers'

'Academic sharecropper' is a label that is usually applied to adjunct faculty members due to their status in the educational system and the backbreaking nature of...

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Performance Based Development System (PBDS)

Performance-based development system (pbds) is the creation of dorothy del bueno, the founder of performance management services. Pbds is a commercial competency...

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Are you thinking of becoming a nurse educator?

As a child, I learned how to kayak on the Lower Youghiogheny River in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In looking back at my lessons learned in kayaking, I can compare...

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