About this Issue: November/December 2017
Incivility and bullying are problems in the workplace and in schools of nursing. How common is incivility between nursing students, and does it affect their health and stress? Sauer et al found that nursing students who experienced high levels of peer incivility had lower mental and physical health scores, and higher stress levels. If you are using reflection papers in your courses, be sure to read the article on group reflection: students participating in an online group discussion had a higher level of reflective thinking and discussed more topics about their international service-learning experiences than did students who wrote individual reflection papers. Other articles focus on students as learners, creative strategies for engaging millennial nursing students, use of deliberate practice in simulation, debriefing, and more. If you have high turnover of your adjunct faculty, read the study in this issue on factors that influence adjunct nurse educators’ intent to stay teaching. This issue also includes articles on an intervention to improve clinical nurse educators’ knowledge and confidence related to diversity, mentoring nontenure track nursing faculty, and how a school enhanced cross-curricular connections and collaborations (from the ADN through the DNP): read how they did this. Share the journal with your colleagues.
Marilyn H. Oermann, Editor-in-Chief