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Susan Michaels-Strasser, Janel Smith, Judy Khanyola, Roberta Sutton, Tashtiana Price, Wafaa M El Sadr
In response to the urgent need to scale up access to antiretroviral therapy, the Global Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (GNCBP), a PEPFAR program administered by the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), was implemented from 2011 to 2018 by ICAP at Columbia University. Working closely together, HRSA and ICAP partnered with local nursing leaders and ministries of health to strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce across 11 countries. This multi-country project, developed to address critical gaps in nursing education and training worked across six building blocks of health workforce strengthening: infrastructure improvement, curricula revision, clinical skills development, in-service training, faculty development and building partnerships for policy and regulation to increase the quality and quantity of the nursing and midwifery workforce...
April 30, 2018: Annals of Global Health
Jennifer Gunberg Ross, Kimberly Silver Dunker
AIM: The aim of this literature review was to obtain relevant information and research findings about orientation for new clinical nurse faculty. BACKGROUND: Hiring clinical experts as clinical faculty is common practice to address the nurse faculty shortage. As clinical experts do not possess the pedagogical expertise needed for effective teaching, they require specialized orientation when entering a faculty role. There is no consensus as to best practices for new clinical faculty orientation due to a dearth of research in this area...
February 1, 2019: Nursing Education Perspectives
Jeanne-Marie R Stacciarini, Anna M McDaniel
In order to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population, nursing schools around the United States have been trying to recruit future nurses from a variety of racial/ethnic backgrounds, with limited success. To date, the literature does not describe how to develop culturally appropriate engagement models that can successfully transform minority nursing students into nurse researchers and leaders. Thus, the purpose of this article is to describe a promising research and leadership program for underrepresented undergraduate students entitled, "EMBRACE - Engaging Multiple-communities of BSN students in Research and Academic Curricular Experiences"...
January 2019: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Jaya Aysola, Frances K Barg, Ana Bonilla Martinez, Matthew Kearney, Kareha Agesa, Carlos Carmona, Eve Higginbotham
Importance: Diversifying the health care workforce remains a critical goal for health care organizations focused on reducing disparities in care. However, it remains unknown what factors create inclusive health system environments and help organizations retain a diverse workforce. Objective: To understand from members of the health care workforce what factors contribute to inclusive work and learning environments and what can be done to improve inclusion within health care organizations...
August 3, 2018: JAMA Network Open
Edward Barroga, Hiroshi Mitoma
Scholarly article writing and publishing in international peer-reviewed journals can become an overwhelming task for many medical, nursing, and healthcare professionals in a university setting, especially in countries whose native language is not English. To help improve their scientific writing skills and publishing capacity, a university-based editing system and writing programs can be developed as educational platforms. These are delivered by a team of specialist editors composed of tenured faculty members who have a strong medical background and extensive experience in teaching courses on medical research, editing, writing, and publishing...
January 7, 2019: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Clara Gona, Eleonor Pusey-Reid, Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, Gail Gall
BACKGROUND: Despite increasing minority enrollment in nursing programs, student attrition remains a persistent problem. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of a diverse group of black alumni at a predominantly white institution in the United States. METHOD: In this qualitative descriptive study, researchers conducted focus group interviews with 16 recent graduates of accelerated baccalaureate and direct-entry nurse practitioner programs...
December 13, 2018: Nurse Educator
Kelly Powers, Elizabeth K Herron, Cory Sheeler, Amber Sain
BACKGROUND: Despite the need to improve gender diversity in the United States nursing workforce, limited studies have explored the experience of former male nursing students and research is needed to provide guidance about teaching and mentoring strategies that can promote male student retention and success. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to explore the lived experience of former male nursing students. METHODS: A descriptive phenomenological approach was used...
November 2018: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Annie Rohan, Judith Fullerton
BACKGROUND: Scholarly writing, although central to the completion of doctoral studies, is often not supported by systematic teaching/learning approaches that specifically help students to convey scholarship through writing. The purpose of this project was to promote writing as an essential component of scholarship, provide opportunities for students to develop a self-awareness of confidence in writing and challenges to writing, and to improve writing competence. METHODS: An innovative set of peer-supported interventions was embedded within a core foundational course in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programme during the first academic semester as part of a continuing quality improvement process to improve DNP student writing...
December 3, 2018: Clinical Teacher
Patricia E Hershberger, Mary Minton, Joachim G Voss, Ann Marie McCarthy, Carolyn J Murrock, Robert Topp, AkkeNeel Talsma
The midcareer academic period is largely unexplored despite its lengthy duration and challenging career expectations at academic institutions. The Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) formed a Midcareer Scholars Task Force to address this gap. All active members of MNRS were invited to participate in a cross-sectional survey, of which 286 members completed. The most frequently perceived institutional support for midcareer scholars was for conference attendance followed by librarian assistance. Most assistant and associate professors perceived mentoring as a critical MNRS organizational activity to advance their research and careers; however, full professors saw MNRS's responsibility in mentoring midcareer scholars differently...
August 30, 2018: Western Journal of Nursing Research
Deanna L Howe, Hsiu-Chin Chen, Keri L Heitner, Susan A Morgan
BACKGROUND: Many students today desire an education that can be completed without attending traditional classroom settings. Nursing administrators are responding by increasing the number of online course offerings, which has resulted in more nursing faculty asked to transition coursework from traditional to online classes, often without support. METHOD: The sample for this quantitative, descriptive, comparative study included nursing faculty from 15 randomly selected states who participated in an online survey, producing 185 completed surveys for analysis...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Education
Marie E VanderKooi, Dianne M Conrad, Sandra L Spoelstra
Doctor of nursing practice (DNP) projects are summative evaluations of enactment of the DNP Essentials. However, information about structure, process, and outcomes of DNP projects is scarce. Guided by an enhanced actualized DNP model, this study tested the effect of a PhD-DNP-site mentor model to guide DNP projects. Time-to-complete assignments, defense, and graduation improved; high satisfaction for students, mentors, and faculty were found; and a strengthened academic-practice partnership occurred, leading to additional student placements...
September 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Ahmad E Aboshaiqah, Regie B Tumala, Joel G Patalagsa, Ahmed A Al-Khaibary, Haya Al Fozan, John Paul Ben
BACKGROUND: Saudi nursing students are trained in theoretical and clinical nursing competencies for four years before transition to newly graduated nurses through a one-year internship program. The transition period is crucial as nursing students have low confidence without adequate clinical experience. OBJECTIVES: Validate and culturally adapt the Arabic version of the Self-Efficacy for Clinical Evaluation Scale (SECS) and explore nursing interns perceived confidence (self-efficacy)...
July 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Sherita Hill Golden, Thomas K M Cudjoe, Panagis Galiatsatos, Darren Brownlee, Eleni Flanagan, Deidra C Crews, Nisa Maruthur, Megan Brown, Anthony Ashby, David B Hellmann, Tamala Knox, Mark E Anderson
PROBLEM: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Medicine (DOM) sought ways of enhancing community engagement after the death of Freddie Gray and consequent unrest in Baltimore City. APPROACH: The DOM launched a five-part noon lecture series in May 2015- "Journeys in Medicine,"-to facilitate discussion among DOM faculty, staff, trainees, and community residents regarding the city's unrest. This evolved into a department-wide civic engagement initiative in July 2016 to enhance employee and community engagement...
July 31, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Gordon Lee Gillespie, C Ann Gakumo, Diane Von Ah, Daniel J Pesut, Rosa M Gonzalez-Guarda, Tami Thomas
From 2008 to 2017, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program inspired, developed, and supported cohorts of next generation national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards. With support from mentors, scholars in the program created individual development plans focused on scholarship, teaching, service, and leadership. The curriculum of the scholar development program combined goals and objectives related to leadership development, enhancement of nursing education skills, and focused programs of research and scholarship...
July 2018: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Deborah Kramer, Sandra M Hillman, Mirian Zavala
BACKGROUND: Academic leaders are concerned about the retention rate of nursing students; peer mentoring may be one strategy for student success. Research studies on mentoring indicate the benefits of mentoring accrue for both mentors and mentees. METHOD: A peer voluntary mentorship program operated in coordination with an academic resource center for a decade. It included training and weekly meetings. Mentors were senior nursing students who had a minimum B+ average and faculty recommendations...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Education
Sandra Shapiro
AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine the experience of transition into the full-time faculty role among nurse educators who teach in associate degree nursing (ADN) programs. BACKROUND: As the nursing profession responds to both the nursing and faculty shortages, understanding the experience of the transition at the ADN level becomes important. Faculty roles and responsibilities differ among program types. METHOD: A qualitative research design was used to explore the transition experience of 14 participants, identified through purposive sampling, who taught in ADN programs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire...
July 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Nan Russell Yancey
In reflecting on the personal experience of moving beyond life as a nurse academician, the author explored the phenomenon of living with ambiguity in the teaching-learning endeavor. From the stories of new graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs, comfort-discomfort, sureness-unsureness, and confirming-not confirming arose as paradoxical rhythms of the experience of living with ambiguity. Acknowledging the challenge of creating sacred space in the contemporary nursing curriculum for living with ambiguity and not knowing, the author provided insights into the importance of creating a safe, sacred space with trusted faculty mentors to allow students to begin a journey where discovery and inquiry are valued in their process of becoming competent professional nurses on a never-ending journey of coming to know...
July 2018: Nursing Science Quarterly
Jennifer B Martin, Dianna H Douglas
Mentoring is a way to foster personal and professional career development within professional disciplines such as nursing. The National League for Nursing has described the nurse faculty role as multidimensional and difficult to balance. A school of nursing implemented a faculty mentorship program focused on the school's core values: caring, professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence (CPRIDE). This program combines traditional and nontraditional mentoring models to create an environment in which junior faculty form relationships with senior faculty who possess expertise in a particular field...
September 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Mansoureh Ashghali-Farahani, Fatemeh Ghaffari, Sara-Sadat Hoseini-Esfidarjani, Zahra Hadian, Robabeh Qomi, Helen Dargahi
Background: Weakness of curriculum development in nursing education results in lack of professional skills in graduates. This study was done on master's students in nursing to evaluate challenges of neonatal intensive care nursing curriculum based on context, input, process, and product (CIPP) evaluation model. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted with qualitative approach, which was completed according to the CIPP evaluation model. The study was conducted from May 2014 to April 2015...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Janessa M Graves, Julie Postma, Janet R Katz, Leanne Kehoe, Eileen Swalling, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker
PURPOSE: Among research-focused nursing doctoral (PhD) programs in the United States, the traditional dissertation format has recently given way to a series of publication-ready manuscripts, often bookended by introduction and conclusion chapters. To help programs make decisions about the use of these formats, this study undertook a national survey of programs offering PhDs in nursing. The purpose of this study was to explore the advantages and disadvantages of the traditional format versus manuscript option for dissertations among nursing PhD programs in the United States...
May 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
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