“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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Face to Face in the Digital Age

September 1, 2016
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One of the complaints that hovers over the new age of virtual reality is the perception that digital tools and mechanisms of communication damage our human-to-human contact and interaction.  I personally do not know a single person who believes that we no longer need face-to-face, person-to-person connections. At the same time, I am amazed at […]

Nursing Faculty: Self-Care and Healing

August 25, 2016
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It’s the time of year again. Nursing faculty are putting away their flip flops, washing the beach sand out of their hair, and heading back to campus. That is if you are a nursing faculty member who was lucky enough to not have to teach summer school, or work another nursing job to make ends […]

“Assigned Readings” – how do you pick them?

August 23, 2016
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I recently came across a very interesting “Scholarly Kitchen” blog post on the future of textbooks, which you might want to read!  But in addition to the possibilities that it outlines for future potential to “curate” or custom design readings for your courses, the post brought to mind the immense challenge we face in nursing […]

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Reviving this blog!

August 20, 2016
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Thanks to recent feedback from a reader who has missed seeing posts on this blog, our blogging team has renewed our commitment to making this blog what it should be – a regular reminder to all of us of the urgency to bring the fundamental values of nursing to the center in all of nursing […]

Nurse Education as a Holistic Praxis

July 2, 2014
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I would like to share with the readers what it is like to have the privilege of teaching in a holistic, caring curriculum. In my case, our curriculum is offered in hybrid format, so that the majority of the coursework is completed online, while face-face classes are held 2-3 times/ semester. Both aspects of this […]