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Losing a nurse: Caring for nursing students

November 21, 2016 by

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Last week, my school suffered the loss of a recent new nurse graduate. The student graduated in May, had recently passed the NCLEX , and last week she took her own life. While I was not her teacher (I teach in a different program on the same campus), I witnessed the pain and shock the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]