|Choosing a Publication Venue.
||The choice of a venue for publication of a manuscript is rarely a clear-cut decision. Several factors should be considered in this decision, such as the audience for whom you are writing, the topic of the manuscript, the purposes for which you are wr...
|Cohort Study: Breastfeeding is Important for Cognitive Development in Term and Preterm Infants
||Implications for practice and research:
Cognitive development is enhanced with any breastfeeding, but more significantly with at least 4 months of breastfeeding.; Preterm infants may especially benefit from breastfeeding.;Studies using multi-ethnic...
|Commentary on “The Provision of Spiritual Care by Registered Nurses on a Maternal–Infant Unit”
||This study was done using a sample that all expressed religious beliefs, but a nurse does not need to hold strong religious beliefs in order to offer spiritual care. It is important that all nurses, regardless of their own religious beliefs, be educa...
|How to be successful in nursing school: what every student should know.
||What Does “Successful” Look Like?
In a qualitative study examining clinical evaluation, researchers
asked experienced nurse educators to identify characteristics
of successful student nurses in the clinical setting (Lewallen &
DeBrew, in press). ...
|Impact of an Evidence Based Prenatal Care Model on Patient Outcomes
||Health care providers face many challenges when providing prenatal care. This article reports on a program called Prenatal Care: the Beginning of a Lifetime (PCBL), to implement standardized prenatal care in central North Carolina. The purpose of thi...
|The Importance of Culture in Childbearing
||In 1972, Mary Lou Moore wrote about the importance of nurses in the United States becoming aware of childbirth traditions of other countries. In 2010, North America has become more culturally diverse, and the dominant culture related to childbirth ha...
|Inclusion of women in nursing research.
||Background: Although the inclusion of women in research has been examined in medical publications, little is known about how federal mandates have influenced the inclusion of women in research published in nursing journals.
Objective: This study aim...
|The Influence of Culture on Breast-Feeding Decisions by African American and White Women
||The purpose of this study was to examine how culture influenced breast-feeding decisions in African American and white women, using the Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality as a framework. One hundred eighty-six participants responded to...
|Initiating and Sustaining Breastfeeding in African American Women
||Objective: To explore issues related to initiating and sustaining breastfeeding in African American women.
Design: Qualitative design using focus groups, guided by Leininger's theory of culture care diversity and universality.
Setting: Three differ...
|An innovative strategy to enhance new faculty success.
||Faculty stress is a factor in the current shortage of nursing faculty. New faculty members in schools of nursing are subject to stress from many sources. This article reports on an innovative strategy that decreases stress for new faculty while facil...
|Nursing Research: Get started!
||The purpose of this article is to guide novice researchers through a process of collaboration using Lancaster's six Cs of collaborative research: contribution, communication, commitment, compatibility, consensus, and credit. Successes of a collaborat...
|Nursing Students' Perceived Knowledge and Attitude Towards Genetics
||The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge base of nursing students regarding the topic of genetics and how this may change as a student progresses through the nursing program. A 70 item multiple-choice and dichotomous survey was given to ...
|Outsiders in Nursing Education: Cultural Sensitivity in Clinical Education
||Cultural competence is a stated value of nursing and nursing education. However, some institutional and traditional practices in nursing education can unintentionally impede nurses from achieving cultural competence. Both the literature and interview...
|Ready, Set, Teach! How to Transform the Clinical Nurse Expert into the Part-time Clinical Nurse Instructor
||Many schools of nursing are hiring part-time clinical instructors with little or no teaching experience. Although they contribute greatly to student nurses' clinical experience, many do not realize the commitment they are making when they accept such...
|Religious activities and health outcomes: College Bound Sisters Program.
||College Bound Sisters (CBS) is a program that helps younger sisters of teenage mothers change their life trajectory by accomplishing three objectives: avoidance of pregnancy, completion of high school, and enrollment in college. Data related to relig...
|Successful and Unsuccessful Clinical Nursing Students
||This study describes the characteristics of successful and unsuccessful clinical performance in prelicensure nursing students. Clinical evaluation is an important role of nurse educators; however, many feel uncomfortable with its subjective nature, a...
|To Pass or to Fail? Understanding the Factors Considered by Faculty in the Clinical Evaluation of Nursing Students
||Making the decision to pass or to fail a nursing student is difficult for nurse educators, yet one that all educators face at some point in time. To make this decision, nurse educators draw from their past experiences and personal reflections on the ...