Browsing Archives of Author »Peggy Chinn«

NurseManifest resource for teaching nursing history

June 6, 2018


For those wondering where we have been on this blog since our last post — in January no less (!!) — we have been busy on the NurseManifest website organizing a nursing activism think tank!  The event itself will be in July, but leading up to the event we have developed an “Inspiration for Activism” […]

Calling forth the best

January 20, 2018


One of the most dramatic changes that any nurse educator can make is to enact a philosophy of “calling forth the best.”  I first realized the significance of this concept when I read Nel Noddings’ book Philosophy of Education,* in which she explored caring as a moral foundation for education.  In Noddings’ view, all people (including […]

“Peace & Power” for the classroom

December 9, 2017


A scattering of nurse educators have used “Peace & Power” for classroom group process for a number of years, myself included!  A few of us who have worked with this model for teaching and learning occasionally connect with one another to discuss the challenges we face, and to share ways in which we have created […]

Is your job interfering with your work?

October 22, 2017


I have often remarked that this is why I retired – my job was interfering with my work! But the fact is that many nursing faculty I encounter who feel this way are nowhere near being able to retire, and of course, none of us want to hasten the process of aging! So the question […]

Selecting a journal for your work

August 30, 2017


Many of the publishing resources in our previous post provide excellent guidelines for selecting a journal – but this brief animation is a terrific start!  Where it gets complicated is the ‘check” part when the evidence is not clear!  When you find yourself stuck – consult someone else for their opinion, and this blog is […]

Writing and publishing woes?

August 10, 2017


Many nurse educators face the challenges of “publish or perish” which, added to the extreme demands involved in teaching nursing itself, create stress levels that no human should endure.  Even for many who do not face the pressure to write and publish, the desire to do so is strong. Nursing, whether practiced in direct (bedside, […]

Improving LGBT content in nursing education

July 18, 2017


One of the best opportunities for learning about LGBT health is the annual GLMA Conference and Nursing Summit!  These conference provide an excellent opportunity to learn about LGBT health and the latest concerns in advancing LGBT health, but also the opportunity to meet some of the leading LGBT health activists and scholars! Here are the […]

Critical Caring Model for Teaching and Learning

May 26, 2017


Recently I had the opportunity to spend a morning discussing approaches to teaching and learning with a group of nursing faculty at Florida Atlantic University. They, like so many other faculty groups, are eager to find constructive approaches to teaching and learning that address the today’s complex issues, and the focus of the FAU College […]

Disrupting Traditional Nursing Education

April 18, 2017


There is an article recently published in Nursing Inquiry that I highly recommended for all nurse educators who seek emancipatory approaches to teaching and learning!  Here is the citation: Tengelin, E., & Dahlborg-Lyckhage, E. (2017). Discourses with potential to disrupt traditional nursing education: Nursing teachers’ talk about norm-critical competence. Nursing Inquiry, 24(1). The article starts […]

Reclaiming our University – and our Nursing programs

March 27, 2017


Recently I learned about an initiative by faculty at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) to reclaim their University in the more communal sense that an academic environment should be, in response to the increasing corporatization of higher education.  They have published a Manifesto that addresses the purpose of the University, the idea of academic freedom, […]