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January/February 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 1

  • Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
  • 0363-3624
  • 1538-9855
  • 6 issues / year
  • Nursing 54/118
  • 1.245

If you are thinking about transitioning to a concept based curriculum (CBC), or are planning a review of your own CBC, the study by Brussow et al is a must-read. The authors report on their national study that developed a representative list of concepts and exemplars for a CBC. They share the list in a supplemental file and provide an example of how to use a leveled approach to positioning exemplars within the curriculum. This article is OPEN so you can download and share freely with others. Many faculty are working hard to integrate interprofessional education in their programs: learn how to use the communication wheel with interprofessional students and access a tool for debriefing interprofessionally. Tired at the end of a clinical practicum? Want a new idea for your post conferences? Hannans shares her strategy for conducting asynchronous online postconferences using technology. A study in this issue reports on nursing student readiness for practice. Students scored highest in professional attributes but lowest in time management, prioritization, management of multiple patients, and pharmacology knowledge. These are a few highlights from this issue – read the other articles too and share with colleagues. Also take a few minutes to watch our videos and listen to our podcasts.

Marilyn H. Oermann, Editor-in-Chief