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Brodell, Elizabeth Becky – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Nurses entering the workforce are faced with many challenges, but today the multiple demands of patient care are complicated by a nurse's need to keep abreast of fast-changing technology. This research is universally relevant to nursing practice in educational settings and practice areas because nursing education needs to develop strategies to…
Descriptors: Caring, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Trust (Psychology)
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Keavney, Elaine C. – Online Learning, 2015
The Joining Forces Initiative challenges nursing programs throughout the country to develop curriculum that addresses the unique healthcare issues facing veterans. It is imperative that Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students acquire the knowledge that will help them to care for veterans in all areas of nursing practice. This article…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Veterans, Online Courses, Bachelors Degrees
Della Vecchia, Elaine T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The complex profession of nursing requires the practitioner to be knowledgeable, skilled, and autonomous. It is estimated that only 34.2% of today's nurses hold degrees at the baccalaureate level and above. Growing evidence indicating baccalaureate-degreed nurses are better prepared to meet the demands of this complex profession has led to…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Distance Education, Nurses, Learning Experience
Carson-Davis, Shirley – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The task of developing vocational nursing students' critical thinking abilities is one of the greatest challenges facing nurse educators today. Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) must be trained to think critically in order to provide safe patient care. Due to the expanded role and functions in the LVN's scope of practice, LVNs are making more…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Critical Thinking, Nursing Education, Decision Making
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Knight, Cynthia S.; Badros, Karen K.; Madden, Cynthia A.; Drewer, Nancy; Makuchai, Penny – Journal of School Health, 2006
Sports medicine, as a discipline, can be traced back to primitive man. The use of exercise as a prerequisite for conditioning and proper treatment of injuries was first documented in early Greek civilization with the establishment of the Olympics. Today, sports by their very nature invite injury. In 2000, 2.5 million students participated in…
Descriptors: Prevention, Working Hours, Sports Medicine, Physical Education
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McGuire, Sandra L.; Mefford, Linda – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
Americans are living longer than ever before. A child born today can expect to live 80 years, 90 years, or longer. Many of today's children will live to be centenarians. Aging education to prepare people for the long life ahead has been endorsed since the first White House Conference on Aging in 1961. However, little is happening with aging…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Children, Well Being
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Hicks, Carolyn; Fide, Jane – Nurse Education Today, 2003
Nurses working with breast cancer patients (n=119) identified general and cancer-specific continuing education needs; 13 of the 14 cancer-related needs ranked in the top 20. There were no differences between acute care and community nurses. Newly qualified nurses had significantly greater needs. (Contains 44 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Cancer, Educational Needs, Nurses, Professional Continuing Education
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O'Callaghan, Nora; Slevin, Eamonn – Nurse Education Today, 2003
Interviews with 10 Irish nurses supervising student nurses in clinical placements revealed different interpretations of students' status in clinical settings. They viewed their role as facilitative. Although the experience was rewarding, they felt ill prepared for it. They approved the move to higher education for nurses, although most had not…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nurses
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Kalayci, Nurdan; Hayirsever, Fahriye – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Gender equality has been explained as both the equal treatment of women and men before the law and women's and men's equal usage of resources, opportunities, and services within the family and society. Today, although the conditions that support gender inequality have relatively decreased, gender discrimination still persists. Gender equality is…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Textbooks, Sex Fairness
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Raiha, Teija; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Enkenberg, Jorma; Turunen, Hannele – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the views of school staff on a nutrition health project implemented via an ICT-based learning environment in a secondary school (7th to 9th grades). Design/methodology/approach: The study was a part of the wider European Network for Health Promoting Schools programme (ENHPS; since 2008, Schools…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Secondary Schools, Health Education, Health Activities
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Fahey, Jean Ciborowski; Forman, Judith – Childhood Education, 2012
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms throughout the United States by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. The program began in 1989 at what was then called Boston City Hospital, and is now known…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Intervention, Nonprofit Organizations, Alaska Natives
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Corlett, Jo; Palfreyman, J. W.; Staines, H. J.; Marr, H. – Nurse Education Today, 2003
The effect of the following on bridging the theory-practice gap in nursing education was examined: (1) theory taught by preceptors or nurse educators; (2) nurse educator/preceptor collaboration on content; and (3) immediate clinical placements following theory learning. Preceptors were more effective, collaboration was ineffective, and delay was…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Higher Education, Nursing Students, Skill Development
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Burton, Hilary; Stewart, Alison – Nurse Education Today, 2003
The Human Genome Project is brining new opportunities to predict and prevent diseases. Although pediatric nurses are the closest to these developments, most nurses will encounter genetic aspects of practice and must understand the basic science and its ethical, legal, and social dimensions. (Includes commentary by Peter Birchenall.) (SK)
Descriptors: Diseases, Genetics, Nursing, Nursing Education
Goomis, Sara Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Needs of healthcare consumers continue to change and thus healthcare trends must adhere to these changes to enable better outcomes. Pregnant adolescents often have high pregnancy and post-pregnancy risks for themselves and their children, which create educational needs; therefore implementation of healthcare education must change to better meet…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Health Education
Rivers, Joynelle L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Nursing education faces many challenges such as faculty shortages, inadequate clinical site placements, the inability to accept qualified students because of limited resources, and how to effectively educate students who are tech savvy, confident, highly motivated yet have differing needs from previous generations. This study sought to explore how…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Teaching Methods, Simulation
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