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“Peace & Power” for the classroom

December 9, 2017 by

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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 […]

Critical Caring Model for Teaching and Learning

May 26, 2017 by

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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 […]

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 […]