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Nurse Education as a Holistic Praxis

July 2, 2014 by

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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 by

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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 […]

Nurse Educators: Leading by Example

November 3, 2012 by

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The fall semester for most nurse educators is well underway. We may be delving into grading papers, doing our own research, providing community and university service, and guiding student learning processes. All of these endeavors and the many tasks of nurse educators can lead us to living in a stress response state, where our amygdalas […]

The Joy of Teaching Nursing Students: Enacting the Art of Self-Care Within Curricula to Decrease Amygdala Response

June 15, 2012 by

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I am currently at the American Holistic Nurses Association conference in Snowbird, Utah. Snowbird is where I learned to ski 20 years ago when I first came here with my husband and his family. Snowbird is where my husband learned to ski and where my oldest daughter learned as well and it feels like home […]

The International Human Caring Conference: Part I, Jean Watson

June 2, 2012 by

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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 […]

Empowering students to create change

February 11, 2012 by

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Nursing students often seem to return to school because they are looking for new opportunities within nursing; they may also be experiencing burnout in their current employment situation and looking to create some change for themselves. With the integral-holistic RN-BSN curriculum I have developed, I provide students with tools to reflect on their own growth […]

Educators educating administrators: What is nursing?

December 31, 2011 by

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For many nurse educators, we are embedded in workplace scenarios where our dean or other higher administrative personnel are quite unfamiliar with nursing and current trends within the health care workplace, accreditation, and academia. Nurses tend to work harder and put in more hours in the academic setting then other fields of study, and our […]