We need to remove barriers that prevent nurses from progressing seamlessly from ADN to BSN programs. This statewide study fostered a better understanding of the baccalaureate outcomes by ADN educators, and identified which of the AACN Essentials outcomes were fully met, partially met, and not met in ADN programs. The research provides evidence from which to construct an outcomes-based associate degree to baccalaureate curriculum. View the video and read the article in the September/October 2014 issue of Nurse Educator (39:5).
An important outcome of nursing education is the acquisition of an identity consistent with the profession’s core knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes. Hensel and Laux conducted a longitudinal study to describe factors associated with the acquisition of a professional identity over the course of prelicensure education. View the video and learn more about this important study in the September/October 2014 issue of Nurse Educator (39:5).
Nurse educators recognize the need for deliberate and strategic integration of informatics in nursing programs. In this video Jennifer L. Titzer and Constance F. Swenty describe how their faculty integrated an academic electronic health record into the curriculum using Kotter’s framework. This video and article in our Technology Corner in the September/October 2014 issue provide guidelines for you to use in your own nursing programs.
A multidimensional approach to improve nursing students’ hand hygiene compliance was used by faculty in the school’s simulation center and clinical area. Their approach showed positive, sustainable improvement in students’ hand hygiene compliance. View the video now and read the article in the November/December 2014 issue of Nurse Educator (39:6).