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Nancy F. Courts

**Education: PhD - University of North Carolina at Greensboro--MSN - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill--BSN - Emory University

There are 6 included publications by Nancy F. Courts :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Characteristics of nursing homes adopting environmental transformations 2002 570 During the past few years, many nursing homes in North Carolina have formulated plans to transform or enhance their environments to make the facilities more desirable places to live and work. The purpose of this study was to compare characteristics o...
Family caregivers' attitudes towards aging, care-giving, and nursing home placement 2001 1915 Nursing home placement (NHP) is stressful both for older adults and for their family caregivers. This descriptive survey research investigated family caregivers' attitudes toward aging, their emotional appraisal of nursing home placement, and their r...
The professional self-concept of new graduate nurses 2007 1379 The purposes of this study were to: (1) describe the level of professional self-concept among new graduate nurses working in critical care and general medical surgical unit six months after completing a nursing program, (2) examine the professional s...
Promoting thriving in nursing homes: The Eden Alternative 2002 1796 The current reality is that frail older adults who live in nursing homes spend a good deal of their time alone, unable to care for themselves or their environments. They enjoy few stimulating activities. Even well cared for nursing home residents may...
Required clinical course in gerontology: The key to providing competent nurse caregivers for the elderly 1994 199 In 1986 the faculty of the School of Nursing at UNCG began a major curriculum revision. Part of the new curriculum was an innovative and, for some of the faculty, a frightening course— a required clinical course in gerontological nursing. The decisio...
Thriving: A Life Span Theory 2002 3993 There is a need for aging theories to become holistic and multidisciplinary with a life span focus. A theory is the construction of explicit explanations in accounting for empirical findings. A good gerontological theory integrates knowledge, tells h...