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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: Self-Care and Healing

August 25, 2016 by

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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 […]

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 excellence in holistic nursing education

June 7, 2013 by

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I am currently at the American Holistic Nurses Association national conference in Norfolk Virgina, and the conference as usual has been enlightening, refreshing, and heart opening. I was honored yesterday by the American Holistic Nurses Association as having developed a nursing curriculum that exemplifies “excellence in holistic nursing education”. The journey toward developing a curriculum […]

Nurse Educators: Leading by Example

November 3, 2012 by

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The fall semester for most nurse educators is well underway. We may be delving into grading papers, doing our own research, providing community and university service, and guiding student learning processes. All of these endeavors and the many tasks of nurse educators can lead us to living in a stress response state, where our amygdalas […]

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. […]