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Teaching and Learning in Nursing

April 2015 Volume 10, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Progressive muscle relaxation to decrease anxiety in clinical simulations

    Martha L. Carver & Maureen O’Malley

    Nursing students experience anxiety during simulations which could negatively affect learning. This pilot study examined progressive muscle relaxation to decrease anxiety. The experimental group... More

    pp. 57-62

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  2. Clinical reasoning in pre-licensure nursing students

    Michelle Mahaffey Harmon, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Clinton Township, United States; Cesarina Thompson, Capella University, United States

    The purpose of the study was to determine if collaborative activities were effective in improving clinical reasoning skills. Seventeen second-year nursing students in their second medical/surgical ... More

    pp. 63-70

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  3. The professional nurse–student nurse academic partnership

    Elaine C. Hardy, Mennonite College of Nursing Illinois State University, United States; Linda S. Koharchik, Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Affairs, School of Nursing, Duquesne University, School of Nursing, United States; Heather Dixon, UPMC Mercy Hospital, United States

    When professional nurses and student nurses work together to create a unit, culture addressing patient care, professional development, and clinical learning experiences flourish. This study... More

    pp. 71-75

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  4. Engaging the learner: The ABC's of service–learning

    Susan Hart

    Today, educators are faced with the most demanding generation of learners: Generation Y. Service–learning is a means to engage Generation Y learners and empower them as active learners using real... More

    pp. 76-79

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  5. Nursing student retention in an associate degree nursing program utilizing a retention specialist

    Ronna A. Schrum

    Personal, academic, and environmental factors related to associate degree nursing student attrition and retention were analyzed in association with the use of a retention specialist for individual ... More

    pp. 80-87

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  6. Teaching safety in nursing practice: Is emotional intelligence a vital component?

    Robin Brush Parnell & Judith L. St. Onge

    Nursing faculty have integrated safety teaching throughout nursing curricula in hopes to generate safer nurses in the workplace: yet, safety discrepancies still occur at an alarming rate. The... More

    pp. 88-92

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  7. The effectiveness of mind mapping as an active learning strategy among associate degree nursing students

    Annemarie Rosciano

    There is a significant need for faculty to move away from the traditional teacher-centered educational approach and increase implementation of an active, student-centered, learning environment.... More

    pp. 93-99

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  8. Test item writing: 3Cs for successful tests

    Tim Bristol, Walden University; Anne Liners Brett, University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies

    pp. 100-103

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