|Assessing medication knowledge and practices of older adults
||An assessment instrument for home health nurses to use in assessing medication knowledge and practices of older adults was developed and tested on a convenience sample of 20 adults 65 and older admit to a local home health agency. The tool was found ...
|Filling the gap: intergenerational activities and their importance to nursing.
||My 4-year-old daughter's preschool class recently formed a relationship with the participants of a local adult daycare center. Once a month, the preschoolers walk to the nearby center for some type of activity with the older adults: sharing stories, ...
|Helping Older Adults Find Meaning and Purpose Through Storytelling
||The purpose of this article is to describe
a storytelling project that was designed
to help community-dwelling older adults
find meaning and purpose in their lives
through reminiscing about the past. The
storytelling project was successful not o...
|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). ...
|A Liberal Education: Making the Essentials Practical
||The newly revised Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice states that “a solid base in liberal education provides the cornerstone for the practice and education of nurses.”1(p3) Liberal education is thought to provide ...
|Looking Through a Community Lens: Innovative Ways to Integrate Community Health Nursing Competencies into All Settings of Care
||Community nursing is not a new. In fact, nursing practice in the home and community is the oldest form of nursing care. Yet, nursing education's move to the university from hospital-based programs coupled with advances in health care technology locat...
|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...
|Perceptions and Meanings of Liberal Education: A Qualitative Comparison of Two Types of Nursing Graduates
||The purpose of this study was to understand (a) how BSN graduates perceive the relationship between their liberal education experiences in college and nursing practice; (b) how RN-BSN graduates and pre-licensure BSN graduates differ in these percepti...
|Perceptions of Liberal Education of Two Types of Nursing Graduates: The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
||Th e American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 1998), which defines
the expectations of a new baccalaureate-prepared nurse, includes a liberal education
as a desired outcome for bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) graduates.
A liberal ed...
|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 ...