Editor-in-Chief: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
ISSN: 0363-3624
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About this Issue: November/December 2015

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.

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In the authors’ school of nursing, students are able to participate in an international cooperative work experience. The authors interviewed alumni about their cooperative work experiences. They learned that these experiences support students’ learning about culture and contribute to their personal and professional development. Outcomes included increased maturation, confidence, and flexibility; elevated political and global awareness; and ability to create effective relationships with culturally diverse patients and coworkers.

Dr. Lonneman describes 6 teaching strategies for raising nursing students’ cultural awareness, a key aspect of cultural competence. In the article he also reports on the effectiveness of an educational intervention he developed using these strategies.
Watch this video to learn how the authors used blogging for evaluating course objectives in an international graduate nursing course. The blog is a part of a study-abroad experience in Kenya, where graduate nursing students learn about Kenyan culture and work in the health care system.
The number of people living in poverty is growing, and it is important for nursing students to understand issues of social justice. Undergraduate nursing students completed the Attitude Toward Poverty-Short Form to determine if an experiential activity changed their attitudes from a behavioral to a structural perspective of poverty. Participants in the experimental group demonstrated a more structural perspective of poverty than did those in the control group. The author identifies implications for teaching nursing students.




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