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March/April 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 2
pp: 59-115,E1-E9

From the Editor

Faculty Development

Creator: Roach, Ashley, MS, RN, CNL; Hooke, Sherrill, MEd, RN, CGRN, CCCTM
Duration: 2:58
Through the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP), nursing students and faculty participated in practice innovations in a Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Students were placed in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Through activities such as postconferences and population-based projects, they joined forces with Veterans Affairs staff on issues that affected veterans' health care. Student placements in settings across the care continuum improved communication between the settings. The enhanced partnership between the 2 organizations addressed a relevant, meaningful patient care issue.
Creator: Flipping the Classroom in Health Care Higher Education: A Systematic Review
Duration: 4:32
The flipped classroom is an approach to teaching with independent and asynchronous study of content by students and active learning during scheduled class times. This systematic review examined research on flipped classrooms in health professions education. The majority of the studies in the review noted a significant improvement in at least 1 student academic outcome using the flipped classroom compared with traditional lecture. The review did not reveal compelling evidence for the effectiveness of this method above that of traditional classroom approaches.
Creator: A Capstone Simulation for Leadership Development: Bridging Theory to Practice
Duration: 4:32
New graduate nurses are expected to be practice-ready upon graduation. However, transitioning from the role of student to one of leadership in the professional nurse's role is a complex experience. Learn about the Mock Hospital, a comprehensive capstone simulation that immerses senior nursing students into the leadership role of the professional nurse. This is a must-watch video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Yordy, B. Morgan, DNP, RN; Pope, W. Stuart, DNP, RN; Wang, Chih-Hsuan,
Duration: 2:56
Journal: Nurse Educator March/April 2019, Volume 44, Issue 2;
Animal-assisted activities (AAAs) show promise in providing emotional and social benefits to older adults and may be used as a tool to promote therapeutic communication between students and cognitively impaired older adults. Nursing students participated in a program incorporating AAAs to enhance social engagement of cognitively impaired older adults in a community respite program and enhance their comfort when caring for this population. Learn more about this innovative community health clinical experience in the video and by reading the article.
Creator: Kessler, Theresa A., PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE; Kurtz, Christine P., DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Duration: 3:07
Journal: Nurse Educator March/April 2019, Volume 44, Issue 2;
The college years are a time of transition in which students experiment with behaviors including use of alcohol. Using a nursing student-faculty collaborative model, students evaluate a mass media campaign with social norming messages and education to influence the drinking culture on a college campus. Students observed the mass media messages, with 81.9% viewing posters. A significant decrease in binge drinking was reported. The mass media campaign, led by nursing students and faculty, was effective at influencing the drinking culture on a college campus.
Creator: Cyphers, Natalie A., PhD, RN; Mest, Carol G., PhD, RN, ANP-BC; Doyle-Tadduni, Mary Elizabeth, PhD, MBA, RN
Duration: 4:50
Journal: Nurse Educator March/April 2019, Volume 44, Issue 2;
Assessment is a vital role of all nurses, yet cardiac murmur identification remains difficult for students. A psychoacoustic approach involves repetition of cardiac sounds to facilitate auditory perceptual learning. The purpose of this study by Dr. Cyphers and her team was to determine the effectiveness of a psychoacoustic learning modality for identification of cardiac murmurs by nurse practitioner students. A repeated-measures design was used. Findings indicated that a psychoacoustic learning approach helps students develop their proficiency in cardiac assessment. In this video and article, you will be introduced to psychoacoustic learning and how to use this approach in teaching assessment in nursing.