Transformational partnerships in nursing education.
ABSTRACT Although the nursing care environment has changed significantly over the past 30 years, little has changed in the educational methods used to prepare new nurses. Since the 1930s, most clinical education in nursing has been structured with a faculty member supervising a small group of students on one or more inpatient units. Students usually move to new settings for each clinical rotation. This traditional model is heavily dependent on nursing faculty and often requires students to wait for direct faculty supervision. Students often are "strangers" to the registered nurses providing patient care in these settings. This arrangement can compromise the cohesiveness of the nursing team and limit opportunities for building professional relationships between students, registered nurses, and other members of the health care team. Developing a more structured and cohesive partnership between the registered nurse and the student, both of whom are providing care to the same patients, has the potential to revitalize clinical education in nursing.
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ABSTRACT: Many countries carry a high cancer burden and comprehensive cancer nursing is becoming increasingly complicated and difficult. Summarizing the recent research focus on cancer nursing may provide a snapshot of this field for those nurses or nurse educators who are in need of a quick overview of the research and its utilization. Candidate publications from January 1st 2001 to March 31st 2011 were collected by searching PubMed with the MeSH word 'oncologic nursing' and without language restriction. Bibliometric techniques used in this study included a statistical analysis of publication counts by authors, countries and journals and a co-word cluster analysis of highly-frequent MeSH words. A total of 2933 publications about cancer nursing from 246 journals were indexed in PubMed, with Oncology Nursing Forum identified as the top contributing journal in the field. The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada were the largest three producer countries about cancer nursing. A total of 34 highly-frequent MeSH words for more than 100 times' occurrences in the papers about oncologic nursing were extracted for cluster analysis. These words were classified into 3 aspects: (1) nursing practice; (2) nursing evaluation and education; (3) nursing-related social support. Stable growth has occurred in the research field of cancer nursing. The limited amount of the publications from developing countries indicates that the field is still under-developed. Emerging topics of nurse-patient relations and social support provide some hints of the need to provide more target training for the nurses and nurse students in the field of cancer nursing.Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 01/2011; 12(8):2055-8. · 2.51 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The Institute of Medicine report and the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act present significant opportunities for the nursing profession. As the largest group of primary care providers, nurse practitioners are the critical element in the provision of comprehensive primary care, and a critical element to the success of the redesigned health care system. Nurse practitioners can bridge the gap between coverage and access and provide the patient-centered innovative approaches needed. There are, however, significant barriers that need to be addressed. This article presents a framework for creating innovative approaches to the redesign of nurse practitioner clinical education.Nursing Clinics of North America 12/2012; 47(4):463-79. DOI:10.1016/j.cnur.2012.08.001 · 0.59 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Within long-term care, the transitional care setting provides post-acute and short-stay rehabilitation to older adults, easing the transition between the acute care hospital and home or long-term care. The current nursing shortage makes it difficult for these facilities to attract and retain qualified nursing staff. In order to meet the rehabilitation needs for this patient population while at the same time addressing the challenge in nursing education of limited clinical placements and severe nurse faculty shortages, an academic-practice partnership was developed to establish a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU). The DEU is an innovative clinical education model in which experienced staff nurses serve as clinical teachers to nursing students. This paper describes the process of developing a DEU using the Partners in Caring Model as the framework. Formative and summative evaluation results and recommendations for program improvement of this pilot project are discussed.Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.) 04/2014; 35(4). DOI:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.02.022 · 0.92 Impact Factor