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  1. 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 many of these lessons to that of becoming a nurse educator or nurse faculty member. If y...
  2. Mckeachie (2002) defines active learning as "learning experiences in which the students are thinking about the subject matter" (p. 30). The focus of instruction is shifted from the teacher to the learner. Learner-centered instructional strategies inc...
  3. VickyRN

    Precious Dreams

    As she proudly walks across the stage at the nursing pinning ceremony, you can't help but reminisce about Lindsay, the twenty-two year-old who was assigned to your clinical group nearly two years ago. The fledgling nursing student was quiet, reserved...
  4. 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 mission of the Hartford Foundation is to "improve health care for older Americans." T...
  5. 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 mission of the Hartford Foundation is to "improve health care for older Americans." T...
  6. The concept of technostress will also be discussed, whereby technology-induced intimidation and anxiety may act as a barrier to faculty acceptance of course conversion. Throughout the article, this writer will also share insights gained through conve...
  7. VickyRN

    Authentic Assessment

    As an educator, how do you know if your testing methods accurately capture your students' learning? To be valid, a method of assessment must accurately measure what it is designed to measure. For instance, a student should not lose points for grammar...
  8. '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 their employment situations. Adjunct professors are also known as 'contingent faculty' ...
  9. VickyRN

    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 student's previous course work. According to the AACN, there are currently 160 RN-MSN ...
  10. 0700 - Received pt in bed, resting quietly with eyes closed. Easily aroused to alert and fully oriented state with voice. Client indicates by shaking head that presently he has no needs and no pain or distress. Respirations even, unlabored via trache...
  11. Nursing education, especially in academia, is also a very stressful occupation due to the tremendous weight of responsibility. The workload can seem interminable and exhausting, especially during the first year or two of teaching. Novice nurse facult...
  12. Some of the other instructors did not like Gladys. They did not feel she would make a good-quality nurse and they wanted to weed her out of the program. The opportunity came for one of the instructors during a clinical with Gladys on a specialty unit...
  13. The average age of academic nurse educators in the U.S. is 55.5 years. Meanwhile, the average age at which nurse faculty members retire is 62.5 years. It is not surprising, therefore, that at least 40% of currently-practicing nursing instructors are ...
  14. Studying abroad poses many challenges to foreign students. Some of them overcome these obstacles and others, unfortunately, do not. A study has shown that the main challenges for foreign nursing students are "new educational environments, modes of te...
  15. VickyRN

    If at First You Don't Succeed

    Hardiness is an essential trait that one must develop to survive and thrive as a nurse educator. Some might call this "growing a thick skin," but it is much more than that. The quality of hardiness offers a stabilizing positive resistance to buffer t...
  16. VickyRN

    BSN to PhD Nursing Programs

    They bypass the traditional MSN degree to encourage younger and more minority and male nurses to pursue a terminal degree in nursing. The dwindling number of nurse faculty is a serious impediment to prospective nursing students finding placement in n...
  17. VickyRN

    Problem Students

    Melissa was the type of student that educators dread. She did not take responsibility for her choices, always had an excuse for her inappropriate actions, was manipulative, dramatic, and histrionic, and sincerely believed that the clearly-stated rule...
  18. 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 mission of the Hartford foundation is to "improve health care for older Americans." T...
  19. The oldest members of this massive cohort are about to enter their senior years. This first wave, consisting of approximately 2.7 million people, will turn 65 in 2011. As the boomer's age, America as a whole is graying. The senior population itself i...
  20. My Journey as a LPN Instructor

    This is a long story but I think it could give some encouragement to those of you just starting out in nursing school or thinking about going back for a higher degree. Every journey has to start somewhere, here is how mine began. Oh, how I can rememb...