Nurse Educator

Editor-in-Chief: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
ISSN: 0363-3624
Online ISSN: 1538-9855
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Impact Factor: 0.991
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
  • Fast review turnaround time: A month for review of your manuscript
  • 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 2016
Nurse educators are known for their innovations in teaching and commitment to meeting students' needs. Read the article by Ballman et al as evidence of that statement. For their online nurse practitioner program, they developed virtual interactive case studies (ICSs) that are comparable with being in an examination room interviewing and assessing a standardized patient (SP). The experience allows students to engage with a SP in a step-by-step Web-based format. Doherty and colleagues in her associate degree nursing program developed a communication competency educational program to develop students' self-advocacy skills. The program is based on the TeamSTEPPS curriculum. TeamSTEPPS also was used as an educational intervention in an interprofessional simulation for nursing and medical students. Every student participates in that experience. For other examples of innovative teaching methods, read the article by Hand and Seibert: students conduct a mock root cause analysis based on an actual medical error reported in the media or literature. Coleman and Dick struggled with how best to teach ethics in their nursing program and developed a collaboration with the theater department; nursing students perform as actors, directors, and discussion leaders in a series of simulated ethical scenarios. Are students in your DNP program overwhelmed? They are not alone. In a study reported in this issue, DNP students and graduates from across the US identified barriers to completing their programs and strategies for successful progression in a DNP program. Most students reported being overwhelmed (and most work full time). Kathleen Heinrich is committed to promoting scholarly caring in nursing education. She shares 12 acts of scholarly caring in her article for faculty to keep their scholarly interactions prolific, respectful, and kind. You also will learn how to assess a "right relationship" to your own and others' scholarship before asking colleagues to partner with you on educational projects. This is an article to read and share with all faculty in your school.

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NNE_Video_41.5 Hand.jpgNurses and other health care professionals need to understand methods for analyzing medical errors to prevent them from recurring in the future. One widely used process to examine errors is root cause analysis (RCA). The authors describe their approach to engage nursing students in RCA using problem-based learning. Students conduct a mock RCA based on an actual medical error reported either in the media or literature. The cases used for the RCA are selected by the students based on their particular area of interest. Watch this video and make sure you read the article.
NNE_Video_41.5 Campbell.jpgExploring ways to help nursing students achieve success in their courses and program is critical to increase retention. In this video abstract, the author reports on the outcomes of using an adaptive quizzing system as a strategy to support student persistence and performance. Results indicated that use of the adaptive quizzing system increased mastery of course content and predicted final course grades. Retention and program completion rates were also positively influenced.
NNE_Video_41.5 Coleman.jpgAre you struggling with how to prepare prelicensure nursing students with the ethical and moral decision-making skills they will need as nurses? This article describes the use of theater as one approach to teaching nursing ethics. Students perform as actors, directors, and discussion leaders in a series of simulated ethical scenarios designed to encourage individual accountability and responsibility for action.
NNE_Video_41.5_ Toronto.jpg​In this video, the author describes a community partnership that includes a writing-for-publication health promotion activity for RN-BS students enrolled in a population health nursing course. The faculty member for the course contacted the Youth Health Connection (YHC) program coordinator to inquire about the possibility for student-authored article submissions in the YHC e-newsletter. This outreach began a unique educational partnership that affords RN-BS nursing students the opportunity to author health promotion articles and has led to other initiatives between the health system and nursing department.  Learn more in the full article
NNE_Video_41.5_ Horsley.jpgEffective teamwork is essential to foster patient safety and promote quality patient care. The authors describe how a nursing and a medical school collaborated to systematically integrate interprofessional education (IPE) simulations into the curricula so that every graduate from the respective schools received TeamSTEPPS® education and participated in a standardized IPE simulation experience. Watch the video and read the article to get new ideas on IPE.


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