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Teaching and Learning in Nursing

Volume 3, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Current trends in student retention: A literature review

    Kimberly Bridgers Porter

    Associate degree nursing programs must work to find ways to keep students accepted into the nursing programs progressing in the programs. Various factors that have a direct effect on retention... More

    pp. 3-5

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  2. The use of concept maps to evaluate critical thinking in the clinical setting

    Julie Senita

    Concept mapping is a teaching–learning strategy that can be used to evaluate a nursing student's ability to critically think in the clinical setting. It has been used in disciplines other than... More

    pp. 6-10

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  3. The coordination of clinical and didactic learning experiences to improve critical-thinking skills and academic performance

    Cynthia L. Maskey

    Teaching strategies to improve critical-thinking skills and knowledge construction in associate degree (AD) nursing education are most effective when they actively engage the student. Faculty in an... More

    pp. 11-15

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  4. Nursing the hybrid wave

    Marie Huffmaster Thomas & Susan Scott Baker

    This article briefly describes the development of an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) hybrid program in the community college setting. Discussion follows for integrating the hybrid learner into the... More

    pp. 16-20

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  5. Student nurses' attitudes regarding older adults: Strategies for fostering improvement through academia

    Rachel W. Cozort

    The increasing population of older adults is one of the main issues facing health care systems. Nurses caring for the elderly need to have a positive attitude toward older adults to provide optimal... More

    pp. 21-25

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  6. The art in dying: Educating associate degree nursing students about death and the dying process through the power of art

    Stacy Rose, Lora J. Leonard & Tamra J. Courey

    Associate degree nursing programs frequently encompass death and dying in their curricula; however, educating nursing students on this sensitive topic can prove to be a challenge. Nurse educators... More

    pp. 26-29

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  7. Strategies for enhancing enrollment in one registered nurse–bachelor of science in nursing program

    Sarah J. Williams

    Associate degree and diploma graduates make up the largest number of registered nurses (RNs) in today's workforce, and only 16% return to school for a baccalaureate degree. The nursing shortage and... More

    pp. 30-34

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  8. An evidence-based teaching/learning strategy for foreign nurses involving the Health Education Systems Incorporated examination as a predictor for National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses success

    Joyce Parrone, Darlene Sredl, Marilyn Miller, Marge Phillips & Carolyn Donaubauer

    Efforts to alleviate the impending critical shortage of nurses have resulted in health care providers teaming with international recruiters to bring qualified foreign nurses to practice in the... More

    pp. 35-40

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  9. Dispelling desperation in prelicensure nursing education

    Mona M. Shattell, Katherine M. Smith, Emily E. Eddins & Cheryl McNeill

    Traditional nursing education that is perceived as autocratic and conformist produces feelings of isolation and desperation in many prelicensure nursing students. This article illustrates, through ... More

    pp. 41-44

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  10. Harm reduction: shifting instructional paradigms

    Rojann R. Alpers, Gary Brown, Kay Jarrell & Roxena Wotring

    pp. 45-46

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