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Teaching and Learning in Nursing

April 2014 Volume 9, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Integrating critical thinking strategies into nursing curricula

    Lisa Anne Burrell

    Critical thinking has been a focus in nursing education for more than 20 years. Promoting student competence in critical thinking skills is essential for nurse educators. Fostering critical... More

    pp. 53-58

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  2. Human patient simulation versus case study: Which teaching strategy is more effective in teaching nursing care for the hypoglycemic patient?

    Jacquelyn Gibbs, Deborah Trotta & Amy Overbeck

    With the ever-increasing safety concerns presented in a health care setting, it is imperative that nursing students are prepared for the demand of utilizing the skill of critical thinking while... More

    pp. 59-63

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  3. Teaching medication administration through innovative simulation

    Annette Ferguson, Beth Delaney & Ginger Hardy

    Nurse educators are constantly seeking innovative ways to better prepare nursing students for clinical practice in the health care environment. One approach implemented by an associate degree... More

    pp. 64-68

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  4. Evidence-based approach to improve nursing student dosage calculation proficiency

    Linda Koharchik, Duquesne University, School of Nursing, United States; Elaine Hardy, Illinois State University, Mennonite College of Nursing, United States; Michalene King & Yitnalem Garibo, Duquesne University, School of Nursing, United States

    A multifaceted approach using best practices improves the success of student nurses in medication calculation proficiency. In addition, analysis of mistakes made on proficiency examinations... More

    pp. 69-74

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  5. Outcomes of a concept-based curriculum

    Lisa S. Lewis

    This article describes the outcomes of a curriculum change in a prelicensure diploma registered nursing program. Program outcomes including performance on the National Council Licensure Examination... More

    pp. 75-79

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  6. Development of accelerated options in an associate degree nursing program

    Madelyn Danner, Harford Community College, United States; Laura Cianelli Preston, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Harford Community College, United States

    Accelerated programs of study for students are one way nurse educators can address projected needs for registered nurses. A community college in the mid-Atlantic region developed several options... More

    pp. 80-83

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  7. Health literacy knowledge and experiences of associate degree nursing students: A pedagogical study

    Rachel Torres, Department of Health Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College – City University of New York, United States; Jacqueline Nichols, Department of Nursing, Borough of Manhattan Community College – City University of New York, United States

    Health literacy is recognized as a major health problem in the United States. Preparing nurses to address the challenges of low health literacy in clinical settings is crucial because of their role... More

    pp. 84-92

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