This issue of Nurse Educator presents the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing, which were developed by the Health Sciences Interest Group of the American Library Association. These standards are intended as a tool for faculty to integrate information literacy in their nursing program. Are you doing skills check offs in your program? Are your students anxious about not performing competently? Does it seem you are spending too much time retesting students? If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, read the article by Payne and colleagues.
Lonneman describes 6 teaching strategies for raising students’ cultural awareness and their effectiveness. These can be used in your own courses and program. Other articles report innovative learning experiences for students, such as international cooperative education, service learning with older adults, a poverty simulation, activities for graduate students that integrate QSEN, and blogging.
We have two articles on partnerships, one reporting the outcomes of a dedicated education unit and the other describing a collaboration between a school of nursing and clinical agency to facilitate transitions for patients from hospital to home. Bullying, incivility, and negative workplace behaviors continue to be reported in the literature. In this issue, authors present their study on nurse faculty resilience to bullying. They describe faculty responses while being bullied and how nurse educators cope at the time and later.
This issue has articles that would work well for a teaching conversation in your school: Select an article and discuss it at a faculty meeting or informal conversation about teaching, or use it for faculty development.
Marilyn Oermann, Editor-in-Chief