Editor-in-Chief: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
ISSN: 0363-3624
Online ISSN: 1538-9855
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Impact Factor: 0.67
Consider Publishing Your Work in Nurse Educator

Continuing its rich tradition of disseminating relevant, timely, and practical articles, Nurse Educator is now also inviting manuscripts on research in nursing education. Have you completed a study about or implemented a theory-guided approach with nursing students, faculty, teaching and learning in nursing, curriculum or policy development, interprofessional collaboration, or another area of nursing education? 

Nurse Educator offers authors these unique advantages:
• Publication in one of the top nursing education journals
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• Fast publication time: A month from acceptance to online publication
• A readership that includes nurse educators from around the world
• Publication in one of the few nursing education journals with an impact factor

About this Issue: September/October 2015

Many nurse educators are “flipping the classroom.” If you are interested in this method, read the article by Burden et al. They describe their collaborations with other faculty, simulation personnel, and IT to redesign the pedagogy of their psychiatric mental health nursing course. They also provide a visual that shows the strategies students use in preparation for class, in class, and for clinical practice. Do you need a new way of teaching skills in your nursing program? An article in this issue describes the use of peer-student validation for learning basic skills.

Students in the peer validation group were not only more satisfied with their skills lab but also had improved communication skills with patients. Simulation design should be theory based. Chmil et al applied a model of experiential learning to design a simulation experience and evaluated its effect on development of clinical nursing judgment. Nursing education can be stressful for any student, but transgender nursing students experience the additional stress of being in the gender minority. An article in this issue focuses on the needs of the transgender nursing student and suggests interventions to support their academic success. Other articles describe a student run journal club, strategies you can use for getting started with interprofessional education, developing an electronic portfolio, a curriculum revision process for an associate degree to baccalaureate-level curriculum, telehealth content in nursing curricula (do you have any in yours?), nursing students’ attitudes toward patients who lie, the professional values of nursing students, and a study about students' assessment of clinical faculty competencies and the faculty members' self-assessment. Have you received an email asking you to submit a manuscript to a new, open access journal? Promising 1 day for peer review? 2 days to publication? Beware: this email is probably from a predatory journal. Our guest editorial describes predatory publishing. Also check our News items on open access journals and to obtain a resource on nursing education journals. Make sure you read the article written by Kathleen Heinrich on scholarly writing styles.

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Nurse educators need new strategies that will engage students in the application of research and evidence-based practice.  In this video and article the faculty members describe how they attempted to achieve these goals by forming an extracurricular student-run journal club.
Telehealth care is a fast-growing avenue of providing health care services at a distance. A descriptive study was conducted to identify trends of telehealth education in 43 schools of nursing. Findings reflected inadequate integration of telehealth in classroom content, simulation, and clinical experiences. Interviews with 4 nursing leaders of telehealth provided recommendations on how to integrate telehealth education in nursing curricula.

This study examined nursing students’ beliefs about indicators of deception and their attitudes toward patient deception. Nursing students (n=58) from various nursing programs completed a Detection of Deception Questionnaire and Attitudes Toward Patient Deception Scale. Nursing students have a number of inaccurate beliefs about deception and possess negative attitudes toward patients who lie. Implications for nursing education are discussed by the author.

Simulation design should be theory based and its effect on outcomes evaluated. This study applied a model of experiential learning to design a simulation experience, examined how this design affected clinical nursing judgment development, and described the relationship between clinical nursing judgment development and student performance when using the experiential learning design. Findings suggest that using an experiential learning simulation design results in more highly developed nursing judgment and competency in simulation performance.

E-portfolios can provide documentation of competencies and achievement of program outcomes while showcasing the student’s achievement. Implementation of the e-portfolio requires careful decision making about software selection, set up, portfolio components, and evaluation. The authors describe the implementation of an e-portfolio in a DNP program and provide lessons learned during the implementation stage.



Nurse Educator's 40th Anniversary

In the September/October issue, authors describe teaching strategies you can use in your courses and skills lab, and present evidence to guide your teaching. Select an article or two to discuss with your colleagues as a teaching conversation in your school.

As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, we also interviewed several leaders in nursing education, many of whom have published articles in Nurse Educator over their careers. Take a listen to all of the interviews in our 40th Anniversary Podcast.   


We are pleased to introduce a new Nurse Educator Podcast:
Interviews with our Authors

The first three episodes of our new podcast feature interviews with authors from our September/October issue:

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