Editor-in-Chief: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
ISSN: 0363-3624
Online ISSN: 1538-9855
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About this Issue: September/October 2014

One of the key recommendations in the Future of Nursing report is to increase the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to 80% by 2020 and encourage nurses with associate degrees and diplomas to enter BSN programs within 5 years of graduation. We need to remove barriers that prevent nurses from progressing seamlessly through these levels of nursing education. Our lead article presents research done statewide to foster a better understanding of the baccalaureate outcomes by ADN educators in the state, and identify which of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials outcomes were fully met, partially met, and not met in ADN programs. This research provides important evidence from which to construct an outcomes-based associate degree to baccalaureate curriculum. In another article in this issue, authors describe the use of an electronic clinical portfolio (e-portfolio) and guidelines for its implementation and evaluation. They also share examples of materials from their own DNP program including rubrics for evaluating the e-portfolio. Hensel and Laux report on a longitudinal study on factors associated with the acquisition of a professional identity among 45 baccalaureate nursing students. At every time point, personal spiritual growth practices and students' perceptions of their caring abilities were central to their professional identity as a nurse. In a study by May, nursing faculty (n = 231) had limited knowledge about the Americans With Disabilities Act requirements and implementation of accommodations. The results have implications for nurse educators teaching in the classroom, online environment, lab, and clinical setting. Simulation facilitators often describe events where a single learner’s distress during the simulation interrupted learning for all involved. Willhaus and colleagues from various simulation labs met to develop guidelines and policies to plan for that type of occurrence: they share these with readers. Other articles in this issue describe a patient advocacy course, an educational summer camp for developing students’ soft skills, a tobacco cessation program for advanced practice nursing students, and use of podcasting in nursing programs.

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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).

 

 

 

 


 

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