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Is your job interfering with your work?

October 22, 2017 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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, […]

Nursing Faculty: Self-Care and Healing

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 […]

The work of the educator: The unknown world

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 […]

On running the tenure track: Part I

As I have mentioned in a previous journal publication (Clark, 2010), the days of the tenure track process may be limited for a variety of reasons. New faculty in nursing education programs leave at alarmingly high rates (Clark, 2010), and overall in the USA the percentage of non-tenure positions in higher education continues to grow […]

The International Human Caring Conference: Part I, Jean Watson

I think that those of us interested in creating change need to find ways to gather, to heal ourselves, and to support one another in and through the change process. It is a blessing when we as professional nurses can be with other professionals of like mind and like goals.  I was privileged to attend […]

Funding for Nursing Education Research: Where Is It?

In conversation today, it came up that I should be seeking funding for researching the outcomes of my work with developing a holistic-caring-integral curriculum with our RN- BSN students. I have applied for nursing education research grants before, worked with the school’s grant writer, and have yet to procure funding for looking at our program […]

New presentation!

January 27, 2012 by

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As a result of getting back into the routine of working with doctoral students, I was inspired today to develop a presentation to address some of the challenges that folks face when they get into a program like this!  And, since over the years I have come to view several key elements as important to […]

Summer will end for educators: How do you maintain that feeling of ease?

As the summer marches on, I find myself almost as busy as I am during the school year. This summer I have spent time beginning to develop a partnership with a local hospital to help move their nurses through our RN- BSN program and of course there is the obligatory revamping of courses previously taught, […]