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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 […]

“Evolution” – A Missing Essential

September 15, 2016 by

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For several years now, I have taught a course titled “Evolution of Nursing as a Discipline and Practice” at Florida Atlantic University. The course is designed in the doctoral curriculum as an entry-level course to the PhD program, but each year that I have had the pleasure of teaching this course I become more and […]

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 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 […]

Spiritual Care by Nurses

May 5, 2012 by

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I have long been interested in how, why, when of nursing providing spiritual care for patients. In my work as a hospice nurse, I found that creating a spiritual-caring-healing environment for patients and their families was the most rewarding experience within this role. I am currently attending a spiritual care training course at a local […]

The Dominator Social System: Alive and well in academia.

October 23, 2011 by

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I am currently in a tenure track position at a university where I find myself charged with not only implementing an innovative approach to nursing education, but also working as a program administrator and undergoing the tenure track process. For those of you already familiar with the tenure process, you know that this entails teaching, […]

Approaching Back-to-School Stress for Nurse Educators and Nursing Students

August 25, 2011 by

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As educators, many of us are now in the last moments of preparation for the beginning of the academic year. Syllabi are prepared or updated, readings in place, textbooks ordered, and online classrooms designed. In addition to teaching and prep time, our schedules for the Fall semester are packed full of program and committee meetings. […]