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Novel idea or routine practice?

February 23, 2017 by

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For a long time one thing that has consistently impressed me, over the course of my career, is the fact that nurses typically are quite clear about what they think nursing should be.  In fact that is one of the outcomes of the research studies we conducted as part of the early days on the Nurse […]

Philosophy (and practice) of Nursing Education

January 12, 2017 by

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Several years ago I developed a presentation that summarizes my personal philosophy of nursing education.  There is a strong emphasis on what the philosophic ideas imply for our practices – not only how we teach but what we teach.  I find that many times a year the content of this presentation come to the surface […]

Nursing Faculty Moment: On loving nursing education…

September 26, 2016 by

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I often wonder what keeps nursing faculty motivated and committed to supporting the growth of fledgling nurses? For myself, I found out that I was good at teaching before I became a nurse. I had a bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition, and I  worked as a health educator with moderately to morbidly obese patients. […]

“Assigned Readings” – how do you pick them?

August 23, 2016 by

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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 […]

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 […]

On running the tenure track: Part I

April 7, 2013 by

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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 […]