Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Practical/Vocational, Diploma, Associate Degree, Baccalaureate, Master's. Practice Doctorate, and Research Doctorate Programs in Nursing, is a first-of-its-kind report by the NLN Education Competency Work Group, which collaborated over a two-year period to evaluate how best to prepare graduates of nursing programs across the academic spectrum to function in an evolving, dynamic health care environment. This document lays the foundation for ensuring that all United States nursing programs can expand and develop while maintaining the highest standards of quality and excellence.
Nurse educators examined program outcomes and competencies across all types of programs — rather than looking at each program type in isolation from others, as has been the case. Such a wide-ranging, inclusive approach serves to clarify concepts that cut across all program types while clarifying the unique focus of each program type in relation to each concept. The group from education and practice, therefore, reviewed existing literature, work previously completed by NLN advisory councils and task groups, and emerging national concerns and initiatives to formulate outcomes and competencies. They vetted these with the nursing education community and finalized a set of outcomes and competencies that address all program types. The result is a comprehensive document that is both contemporary and futuristic and fills a gap in the existing body of scholarly research. It helps nurse educators to build curricula, further the science of nursing education, and expore and refine teaching, learning and evaluation.
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education presents evidence demonstrating how people learn and suggests best practices in teaching and learning with implications for curricular development. With the intention of guiding and motivating faculty towards implementation of the methods discussed, this document provides a platform for faculty development and a guide for administrators who must prioritize budget decision. The considerations, supported by literature, will serve as a framework for nursing faculty and administrators in the development of teaching and learning resources.
The discussion is divided into five sections, moving from broad evidence to
Pediatric Facts Made Incredibly Quick, 2e is the quick reference every nurse wants and needs. The soft, protective spiral-top binding permits quick access to information and a flat surface for reading. The wipeable surface allows the nurse to make notes on any page and remove them with an alcohol wipe. Pediatric Facts MIQ, 2e, covers topics every pediatric nurse uses every day and needs quickly for safe care, including age-related developmental milestones; adaptations in assessment techniques for pediatric patients; normal assessment findings for each age-group; abuse assessment; pediatric vital signs; pain assessment; immunization schedules; laboratory test results; conversions, calculations, injection sites, I.V. therapy, and infusion rates for pediatric patients; poison and falls prevention; emergency measures, including CPR and pediatric advanced life support (PALS); and basics such as temperature and weight conversion charts, nutritional guidelines, common terms, an English-Spanish quick reference guide, and an easy, quick-to-use index.
Compliant with CDC and WHO guidelines, this new A-to-Z reference provides an overview of 160 infectious diseases, from the common cold and otitis media to MRSA and other newer threats, including Bartonella quintana. Presented in a highly visual format, each disease is showcased in a two-page spread, formatted with consistent headings to make locating critical information easy. Headings include:
Clinical Education in Prelicensure Nursing Programs: Results from an NLN National Survey, 2009 offers the results from the NLN's survey on clinical education of 2,386 nurse educators, representing all types of RN nursing programs in all 50 United States. The results reflect the views of many leading nurse educators, who contend that advancements in clinical education are essential to easing the nationwide nursing shortage.
Despite the many barriers and obstacles in the education of nurses, the authors, Pamela Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, and Angela McNelis, PhD, RN, , offer hope and remind readers of the opportunity to create new models to serve patients, students, staff nurses and clinical teachers. They challenge readers to question many current practices to further and better education and care.
A companion website is available with fully-searchable text.