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 […]

The work of the educator: The unknown world

April 9, 2014
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In the university system where I currently teach, there are many financial issue and programs, staff, and faculty are being cut as the system strives to save millions of dollars over the next year or so. In a recent meeting I attended, comments were made to the effect that the public may in part agree […]

Stress and nursing education

August 9, 2013
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It is summertime and the living is easy. Or so they say for many college educators who are perhaps “off contract” for the summer months. At the school where I teach, our contract ends at the end of May and we are not obligated to be on campus until the start of September. It sounds […]

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On excellence in holistic nursing education

June 7, 2013
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I am currently at the American Holistic Nurses Association national conference in Norfolk Virgina, and the conference as usual has been enlightening, refreshing, and heart opening. I was honored yesterday by the American Holistic Nurses Association as having developed a nursing curriculum that exemplifies “excellence in holistic nursing education”. The journey toward developing a curriculum […]

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