November/December 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 6
pp: 357-408

Guest Editorial


Second Opinion


Is a Clinical Experience in Maternal Child Health Critical to the Education of Baccalaureate Nursing Students?

Beal, Judy; Karshmer, Judith; Lambton, Judith

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):358-359, November/December 2012.

Should nursing students have practice in maternal child settings? Do the educational benefits outweigh potential risks?

Nutrition for The Family


Helping Families Decipher Food Labels

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):401, November/December 2012.

Nurses can help families become more informed about nutrition by being aware of factors that influence their understanding of the components of food labels.

Health Information Technology


Twitter at a Nursing Conference

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):402, November/December 2012.

Nurses are using Twitter at conferences to share information, acknowledge colleagues, plan and announce events, and network.

Global Health and Nursing


Issues in Global Nursing Education

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):403, November/December 2012.

Expanding nursing education worldwide and ethically recruiting international nurses are both essential to ensure access to quality health care.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Perinatal Patient Safety


New Evidence for Reconsideration of Normal Labor Progress

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):408, November/December 2012.

Waiting until at least 6 cm before diagnosing labor dystocia may avoid some primary cesarean births after induction of labor.


Preparing Nursing Students for Education in the Global Village

Nicholas, Patrice K.; Corless, Inge B.; Fulmer, Holly; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):367-372, November/December 2012.

Many opportunities exist to educate undergraduate and graduate nursing students in global health.

Innovative Strategies for 21st Century Perinatal Nursing Education

Simonelli, Mary Colleen; Gennaro, Susan

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):373-378, November/December 2012.

The characteristics of childbearing families in the US have changed; we need innovative strategies for preparing the next generation of nurses to provide these families with sensitive, high quality nursing care.

Using Simulation to Teach Nursing Students and Licensed Clinicians Obstetric Emergencies

Alderman, Jennifer Taylor

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):394-400, November/December 2012.

Simulations depicting emergent obstetrical scenarios such as shoulder dystocia provide hands-on practice for the obstetric health care team to improve teamwork and communication.

CE Connection


Evolving Global Education Standards for Nurses and Midwives

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):360-364, November/December 2012.

Globalization has resulted in a world that is interdependent and interconnected and that challenges us about how best to prepare a knowledgeable workforce for the 21st century.

Faculty and Staff Development Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Rubenstein, Cynthia Dickerson

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):385-391, November/December 2012.

Nurse and staff educators learn specific content and strategies for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in acute care and community settings.