Publications (3)1.7 Total impact
Article: Does service-learning increase cultural competency, critical thinking, and civic engagement?[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To prepare for community engagement and partnerships with diverse communities, nursing students must understand the principles of service-learning, as well as the essential skills needed to work within a democracy. The purposes of these two pilot tests were to develop a 15-hour service-learning intervention; refine the 15-hour service-learning intervention; and explore whether participation in the intervention made a difference in the critical thinking, cultural competence, and civic engagement of nursing student participants. Although the sample was small (n = 14), results of paired t tests found that, after the intervention, critical thinking scores measured by the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory were significantly lower (t = -2.23, p = .04), particularly on the self-confidence subscale (t = 2.29, p = .039); cultural competence scores measured by the Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among Healthcare Professionals were significantly lower (t = 4.83, p = .000); and civic engagement scores significantly increased (t = -3.54, p = .004).Journal of Nursing Education 03/2005; 44(2):65-70. · 0.86 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: At a time when nurses are becoming an endangered species, nurse executives have a unique opportunity to respond by forging new and responsive relationships with graduate students who express interest in nursing administration and leadership as a preferred career choice. In this article, a case example demonstrates how a senior faculty member and a graduate student formed a partnership, conducted research, and nurtured an appreciation of the nurse educator role. Using this experience, senior nurse executives can too form partnerships with graduate students as a way to recruit into nursing leadership roles.Nursing economic$ 22(5):258-63, 250, 227. · 0.84 Impact Factor
Article: Women, work, and wages : making the connection between economic policies and social welfare /[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Report (M. Public Affairs)--University of Texas at Austin, 1996. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 88-94).