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Nursing Faculty Moment: On loving nursing education…

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. […]

Nursing Faculty: Self-Care and Healing

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 […]

Reviving this blog!

August 20, 2016 by


Thanks to recent feedback from a reader who has missed seeing posts on this blog, our blogging team has renewed our commitment to making this blog what it should be – a regular reminder to all of us of the urgency to bring the fundamental values of nursing to the center in all of nursing […]

Nurse Education as a Holistic Praxis

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 […]

Stress and nursing education

It is summertime and the living is easy. Or so they say for many college educators who are perhaps “off contract” for the summer months. At the school where I teach, our contract ends at the end of May and we are not obligated to be on campus until the start of September. It sounds […]

Spiritual Care by Nurses

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 […]

What does a nurse educator do?

Having been in nursing education since 1997, I find that many folks do not understand what it is a nurse educator does. For instance, it is not unusual for a student or lay-person to make ask me about “when you used to be a nurse”, as if I am no longer a nurse if I […]

Reflections on the Carrie Lenburg Award and non-traditional nursing education

Last week I was honored to receive the Carrie Lenburg award from Excelsior College in Albany New York. The Carrie B. Lenburg Award is “Presented to an outstanding nursing graduate in recognition of the accomplishments and vision of Dr. Carrie Lenburg, coordinator of the Regents College Nursing Program from 1973 to 1990. It commemorates her […]

Teaching self-care: The benefits and challenges

When I began developing an integral framework for a new RN-BSN curriculum, I knew that the emphasis needed to be on self-care and reflection for the development of the nurse. Interestingly, the school I am teaching for is in a very rural state, and one of the issues I hear frequently from folks who do […]