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Refocusing the Lens

Caring and Compassion in an Online Nursing Environment

Bradley, Holly B.; Cook, Linda L.; Morrow, Linda; Leasca, Joslin B.; Lampley, Tammy

doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000399

The concept of compassionate caring in an online nursing education environment is an idea that has limited research. The College of Nursing at Sacred Heart University has adopted a caring model and philosophy to foster an engaged, mutually beneficial environment and guide how faculty and students interact in the online environment. Examples of how faculty engage students in these behaviors are offered.

About the Authors The authors are faculty at Sacred Heart University College of Nursing, Fairfield, Connecticut. Holly B. Bradley, DNP, MS, ANP-BC, APRN, is a clinical assistant professor. Linda L. Cook, DNP, NNP-BC, APRN, CNL, is a clinical assistant professor and the clinical nurse leader program director. Linda Morrow, DNP, MSN, MBA, CNOR, CPHQ, is a clinical assistant professor and the NMEL program director. Joslin B. Leasca, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, APRN, CNL, CNE, is an associate professor. Tammy Lampley, PhD, RN, CNE, is a clinical assistant professor and program director for the nurse educator track. Our thanks to dean Dr. Mary Alice Donius of the Sacred Heart University College of Nursing for her individual, theoretical concept of caring. For more information, contact Dr. Bradley at

The authors have declared no conflict of interest.

Online date: November 6, 2018

© 2019 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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