Is LGBTQ content in your nursing curriculum?

October 12, 2016
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The absence of LGBTQ content in nursing curricula is astounding.  But the good news is that a number of faculty groups have recently come to realize that this exclusion is not acceptable, and within the coming academic year many students start to understand LGBTQ health in positive and affirming ways. This shift is re-enforced by […]

Nursing Faculty Moment: On loving nursing education…

September 26, 2016
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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. […]

“Evolution” – A Missing Essential

September 15, 2016
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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 […]

Doctorate in Nursing Education

September 6, 2016
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It’s a pretty well-known fact that we need more nursing faculty. I am very excited to be a part of the effort to grow more nurse educators. Teachers College, the graduate school of education at Columbia University, has had a Nursing Education program for over one hundred years. In fact, many of us were taught […]

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Face to Face in the Digital Age

September 1, 2016
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One of the complaints that hovers over the new age of virtual reality is the perception that digital tools and mechanisms of communication damage our human-to-human contact and interaction.  I personally do not know a single person who believes that we no longer need face-to-face, person-to-person connections. At the same time, I am amazed at […]

Nursing Faculty: Self-Care and Healing

August 25, 2016
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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 […]

“Assigned Readings” – how do you pick them?

August 23, 2016
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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 […]

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