Ideas for Educators!
Creator:   Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner
Created:   12/28/2013
Contains:  41 items
Discover great ideas and problem solving tips for teaching today's nursing students--all from Christian educators. See the Service-Learning collection to explore teaching through service opportunities.

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Spiritual Nursing Care Education An Integrated Strategy for Teaching Students

White, Donna M.; Hand, Mikel

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(3):170-175, July/September 2017.

Abstract: The failure of nursing schools to integrate spiritual nursing care education into the curriculum has contributed to a lack in nurses' spiritual care ability. Developing, integrating, and testing a Spiritual Care Nursing Education strategy in an Associates of Science nursing program significantly increased the perceived spiritual care competence of student nurses. Utilizing a faculty team to develop learning activities to address critical spiritual care attributes offers a method to integrate spiritual nursing care content throughout the curriculum in ASN and BSN programs.

The Memory Quilt: Heart-and-Hands Learning for Palliative Care

Flanagan, Patricia; DeMetro, Nancy

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(2):120-121, April/June 2017.

Nursing students’ learning of adult and pediatric palliative care is a daunting experience. An effective initial teaching strategy using a Memory Quilt activity can improve nursing students’ interpersonal and communication skills and help prepare them for end-of-life caring. These skills help students meet patient and family needs, as they transition to care settings.

Demystifying Nursing Theory: A Christian Nursing Perspective

Schaffer, Marjorie A.; Sandau, Kristin; Missal, Bernita

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(2):102-107, April/June 2017.

This article briefly explains nursing theory, provides examples for applying theory to nursing practice, and proposes questions for examining the consistency of nursing theories with Christian perspectives.

Building Cultural Competence: The Lived Experience of Semester Study Abroad Students

Cox, Lauren; Crump, Lauren; Struwing, Renee; More

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(3):E35-E40, July/September 2017.

ABSTRACT: College students who participate in semester abroad programs have diverse but positive experiences. Variables such as the educational institution attended by the students and the location of the study abroad can affect the experiences of the students. There is minimal research concerning students from Christian colleges who study abroad. The purpose of this study was to investigate the lived experiences of college students participating in a semester abroad program in a developing country. Seven college students were interviewed regarding their experiences by three senior nursing students who also participated in the study abroad program. Results indicated that major factors influencing students' experiences were related to cultural immersion, role relationships, challenges encountered, and personal growth. Students reported that relationships with people and faith in Christ were strengthened through the experience.

Accelerated RN-to-BSN Service-Learning Program Serves the Vulnerable

Barnes, Margaret

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(1):48-51, January/March 2017.

This article offers a biblical rationale for service with vulnerable populations, and an example of how service-learning is implemented into the curriculum of an accelerated, non-traditional, online/onsite RN-BSN completion program at a Christian university.

Use of Simulation in End-of-Life Care Education

Grabow, Debra

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(1):39-41, January/March 2017.

Using simulation to educate nurses on end-of-life (EOL) care helps focus more on the needs of the learner rather than the patient, and allows the learner to process feelings in preparation for a real experience. Incorporating simulation with a spiritual perspective is essential and needed in EOL nursing care.

End-of-Life Nursing Care and Education: End-of-Life Nursing Education: Past and Present

D'Antonio, Jocelyn

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(1):34-38, January/March 2017.

A goal of end-of-life nursing education is to produce nurses who are comfortable with death and dying and who have had the opportunity to reflect on their thoughts and feelings about end-of-life care. This article reviews the history, development, and teaching methods of end-of-life care, offering recommendations for future education.

Strategies for Providing Spiritual Care & Support to Nursing Students

Milner, Kerry A.; Foito, Kim; Watson, Sherylyn

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(4):238-243, October/December 2016.

There is a paucity of literature on how to facilitate spiritual development in nursing students. This faith-based school uses strategies throughout the curriculum in the U.S. and abroad.

Nursing Students' Perceptions of Adoption: Educational Preparation Needed

Foli, Karen J.; Forster, Anna; Lim, Eunjung

Journal of Christian Nursing . 31(4):246-251, October/December 2014.

Most nurses struggle with understanding needs of the adoption triad--birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees. How can nurse educators help teach adoption care to students?

Teaching Spiritual Care to Nursing Students: An Integrated Model

Taylor, Elizabeth Johnston; Testerman, Nancy; Hart, Dynnette

Journal of Christian Nursing . 31(2):94-99, April/June 2014.

Do you struggle with incorporating spiritual aspects into your teaching? This article offers excellent ideas for integrating spiritual care into all aspects of nursing education.

Practicing the Code of Ethics, Finding the Image of God

Hoglund, Barbara A.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(4):228-233, October/December 2013.

The Code of Ethics for Nurses gives a professional obligation to practice in a compassionate respectful way unaffected by attributes of the patient. This article offers strategies and nursing interventions that support development of practice from a biblical worldview and the Code of Ethics.

Picture This! Using Photovoice to Facilitate Cultural Competence in Students

Garner, Shelby

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(3):155-157, July/September 2013.

The use of digital images is a prevalent practice in today's society, especially in social media. Photovoice can be utilized as a teaching and learning tool to facilitate cultural competence among undergraduate nursing students.

Spirituality for Credit: Finding a Place in the Secular Curriculum

Carson, Verna Benner; Gerardi, Ruth

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(1):34-37, January/March 2013.

This article first appeared in 1985 in JCN addressing the issue of incorporating spiritual care into nursing education. Author Verna Benner Carson offers an update about including spiritual content in nursing education today

Living Out Our Values: The Legacy of Christian Academic Nursing Leadership

Coeling, Harriet V.; Chiang-Hanisko, Lenny; Thompson, Mary

Journal of Christian Nursing . 28(1):24-30, January/March 2011.

Retired academic nursing leaders possess a rich legacy of knowledge. Discover insights from 14 retired Christian Chairperson/Deans about how they lived out their Christian values.

Master Mentor and Connoisseur Coach: Learn from the Best!

Nease, Beth

Journal of Christian Nursing . 27(4):322-324, October/December 2010.

Mentoring and coaching positively impact novice nurse development, staff satisfaction, and patient care. In this article, mentoring and coaching are explored and best practices identified from the ministries of Jesus and the Apostle Paul.

Encouraging Academic Honesty: A Nursing Imperative

Johanson, Linda S.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 27(3):267-271, July/September 2010.

Academic dishonesty, whether intentional cheating or plagiarism, or unintentional sharing of work or confusion about referencing, is nothing new to the college environment but is especially disturbing within nursing. This article discusses how educators, students, university administration, and nurses can discourage cheating and plagiarism and promote honesty.

Perspectives & Perceptions: Spiritual Care and Organizational Climate in Christian Schools

Ramal, Edelweiss

Journal of Christian Nursing . 27(2):91-95, April/June 2010.

Caring and spirituality are concepts Christian nursing programs transmit through explicit official, operational, and implicit hidden curricula. This study explored interrelationships between perspectives of spiritual care held by students and educators in Christian baccalaureate nursing programs, and their perception of organizational climate. Findings revealed students who felt better cared for tended to have more positive perspectives of spiritual care.

A New Culture of Leadership: Service Over Self

Kumar, Kamalini

Journal of Christian Nursing . 27(1):46-50, January/February/March 2010.

Servant Leadership, a 30-year-old leadership and management concept, is gaining popularity, especially in faith-based healthcare. Learn how to put servant leadership into practice with your students and help them become servant leaders.

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