Liberal Professors Watchlist – Really? Yes, and it could be you!

December 1, 2016
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“Inside Higher Ed” recently posted information about an alarming new website that encourages students and faculty to list liberal professors – to “expose and document” professors who “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” This is not only a threat to the idea of academic freedom and responsibility, it […]

Losing a nurse: Caring for nursing students

November 21, 2016
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Last week, my school suffered the loss of a recent new nurse graduate. The student graduated in May, had recently passed the NCLEX , and last week she took her own life. While I was not her teacher (I teach in a different program on the same campus), I witnessed the pain and shock the […]

A Flipped Curriculum?

November 2, 2016
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This concept recently came across my eDesk by way of a report about the University of Vermont College of Medicine initiating a curriculum reform that eliminates all lecture courses, replacing them with videos that students watch on their own time, and attending active learning classes in which an instructor facilitates small group work to solve […]

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Is LGBTQ content in your nursing curriculum?

October 12, 2016
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The absence of LGBTQ content in nursing curricula is astounding.  But the good news is that a number of faculty groups have recently come to realize that this exclusion is not acceptable, and within the coming academic year many students start to understand LGBTQ health in positive and affirming ways. This shift is re-enforced by […]

Nursing Faculty Moment: On loving nursing education…

September 26, 2016
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I often wonder what keeps nursing faculty motivated and committed to supporting the growth of fledgling nurses? For myself, I found out that I was good at teaching before I became a nurse. I had a bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition, and I  worked as a health educator with moderately to morbidly obese patients. […]

“Evolution” – A Missing Essential

September 15, 2016
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For several years now, I have taught a course titled “Evolution of Nursing as a Discipline and Practice” at Florida Atlantic University. The course is designed in the doctoral curriculum as an entry-level course to the PhD program, but each year that I have had the pleasure of teaching this course I become more and […]

Doctorate in Nursing Education

September 6, 2016
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It’s a pretty well-known fact that we need more nursing faculty. I am very excited to be a part of the effort to grow more nurse educators. Teachers College, the graduate school of education at Columbia University, has had a Nursing Education program for over one hundred years. In fact, many of us were taught […]

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