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Edna Ruiz Magpantay-Monroe
The military and veteran populations in the U. S. state of Hawaii have a strong presence in the local communities. It was this substantial presence that provided the impetus to integrate military and veteran health into a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum. This exploratory study investigated the relationship between the integration of military and veteran health into a psychiatric mental health BSN curriculum and nursing students' understanding of the many facets of military veterans' health...
October 6, 2016: Nurse Education Today
Jenifer M Chilton, Danita Alfred
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 2 educational intervention modalities (face-to-face or online) aimed at improving nursing students' personal emergency preparedness. Personal emergency preparedness means an individual has a Grab-and-Go kit, has developed a plan for self and family, and remains informed about potential disasters. Outcomes indicated that face-to-face instruction for BSN nursing students and online instruction for RNs were effective at increasing knowledge and increasing personal emergency preparedness...
October 17, 2016: Nurse Educator
Constance E McIntosh, Cynthia M Thomas, Debra Siela
With recommendations from national nursing associations and accrediting bodies to transition to an all baccalaureate prepared nurse workforce by 2020, it is important to understand the expertise that a baccalaureate degreed nurse brings to patient care. The purpose of this article is to establish the differences of a non-bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) registered nurse and a 4-year prepared nurse, as well as to identify the education and clinical trends in critical care that require a BSN-prepared nurse...
November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
Janet A Levey
AIM: The purpose of the study was to examine the characteristics and relationships of nurse educators' teaching practices, knowledge, support, and willingness to adopt inclusive teaching strategies (WillAdITS). BACKGROUND: Adopting more inclusive teaching strategies based on universal design for instruction is an innovative way for educators to reach today's diverse student body. However, the pedagogy has not diffused into nursing education. METHOD: Descriptive statistics and hierarchical multiple regression were used for analyzing data from 311 nurse educators in prelicensure and RN to BSN programs...
July 2016: Nursing Education Perspectives
Lucy Wang Halpern
Variety and autonomy top a list that includes job satisfaction and a BSN or higher degree.
October 2016: American Journal of Nursing
Geri B Neuberger
BACKGROUND: The critical need for more nurses with research doctoral degrees to replace vacancies among retiring nursing faculty and nurse administrators is identified. The Future of Nursing report recommends that the number of nurses with PhD degrees double by 2020. METHOD: Encouraging nursing students to begin doctoral education early in their careers is essential to meeting this goal now and in the future. One method to promote early enrollment into doctoral education is participation in a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) honors program...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
Michael A Carter, Dwayne Accardo, Thomas Cooper, Patricia Cowan, Wendy Likes, Donna Lynch-Smith, Laura Melaro
BACKGROUND: Many changes have occurred in DNP programs since they first began. University of Tennessee Health Science Center began the practice doctoral program in 1999 and today enrolls over 100 new baccalaureate nursing (BSN)-to-Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students each year. More than 500 DNPs have graduated to date. METHOD: A review of the history and challenges of this program are presented as a potential exemplar for other programs to consider. RESULTS: Several changes have taken place, including a shift from Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)-to-DNP programs to almost all BSN-to-DNP programs, a new appreciation for writing skills, and movement away from a separate DNP project...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
Linda Honan, Sarah Shealy, Kristopher Fennie, Thomas C Duffy, Linda Friedlaender, Megan Del Vecchio
Development of perceptual aptitude is a critical yet complex skill that requires the effective organization and interpretation of data using visual and auditory clinical observation. Educators face challenges in creating pedagogy that consistently demonstrates reliability and validity in fostering clinical skills. We have dependably used the arts as a means to improve students' auditory and visual skills, and this article will describe replication of our work with accelerated nursing students in a bachelor's program in their last semester of nursing school (n=23)...
September 2016: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Yvonne Rice, Mary DeLetter, Lisa Fryman, Evelyn Parrish, Cathie Velotta, Cynthia Talley
BACKGROUND: Care of the trauma patient requires a well-coordinated intensive effort during the golden hour to optimize survival. PURPOSE: We hypothesized that this program would improve knowledge, satisfaction, self-confidence, and simulated team performance. METHODS: A pre-, post-test design with N = 7 BSN nurses, 21 years of age, less than 2 years of intensive care unit and nursing experience. SETTING: Trauma intensive care unit, single-center academic Level 1 trauma center...
September 2016: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Roxana Orta, Patricia R Messmer, Guillermo R Valdes, Marian Turkel, Sheldon D Fields, Christina Cardenas Wei
The Institute of Medicine recommended that 90% of clinical decisions should be evidenced based by 2020. Both the IOM and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses identified evidenced-based practice (EBP) as a core competency for practice. EBP can reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and ensure optimal nursing interventions. Because nursing faculty may have deficits in knowledge, attitudes, and competencies to teach EBP, few nursing students conduct EBP reviews. The purpose of this project was to develop EBP educational resources to increase nursing faculty knowledge and competency of EBP in a southeastern college with both a multicultural faculty and student body...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Pamela McCrorie, Pamela A Roberts, David Sainsbury, Duncan Boldy, Shelley Gower
Perceptions of first-semester BSN students (N = 220) who received education on patient moving and handling skills from either fourth-year physical therapy/physiotherapy student peer teachers (n = 8) or regular nurse educators were obtained via validated scales and focus groups. There was a significant increase in the mean scores of items concerning communication skills in both groups, with increased scores for all items in the peer-led group. The teaching skills of physical therapy/physiotherapy student peers were evaluated highly by the nursing students...
August 30, 2016: Nurse Educator
Xiaobo Shi, Wei Li, Jeungeun Song, M Shamim Hossain, Sk Md Mizanur Rahman, Abdulhameed Alelaiwi
With the development of IoT (Internet of Thing), big data analysis and cloud computing, traditional medical information system integrates with these new technologies. The establishment of cloud-based smart healthcare application gets more and more attention. In this paper, semi-physical simulation technology is applied to cloud-based smart healthcare system. The Body sensor network (BSN) of system transmit has two ways of data collection and transmission. The one is using practical BSN to collect data and transmitting it to the data center...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
Cathy H Abell, Carol Evans, Lori Alexander, Kim Bourne, M Susan Jones
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
Byung-Kwang Yoo, Minchul Kim, Tzu-Chun Lin, Tomoko Sasaki, Debbie Ward, Joanne Spetz
BACKGROUND: The proportion of registered nurses (RNs) with employment in health-related positions before their initial RN education has increased in the past two decades. Previous research found that prior health-related employment is positively associated with RN workforce supply, potentially due to the wage differences based on different career paths. This study's objective is to test the hypotheses that prior health-related employment is associated with differences in starting wages and with different rates of wage growth for experience as an RN...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
James M Stubenrauch
Innovative RN-to-BSN programs allow students in rural communities to study where they live and work.
August 2016: American Journal of Nursing
Rhonda G Schwindt, Angela M McNelis, Jon Agley
BACKGROUND: Tobacco use is the primary preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, resulting in enormous health care expenditures. The burden of smoking is higher among disadvantaged populations, such as individuals with mental illness. As the largest group of health care providers, nurses must assume a leading role in tobacco control efforts to decrease the deleterious impact on health outcomes. METHOD: Investigators used a randomized control group design to assess the effectiveness of a theory-based tobacco education program on the perceived competence and intrinsic motivation of prelicensure BSN students (N = 134) to engage in cessation interventions with patients with mental illness...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
Susan Pauly-O'Neill, Elizabeth Cooper, Susan Prion
With the six QSEN competencies woven throughout the baccalaureate nursing curriculum, which includes high-fidelity simulation, the aim of this research was to uncover deficits in QSEN-related clinical opportunities. Pre-licensure BSN nursing students enrolled in a sophomore-level medical-surgical rotation augmented with 25 percent simulation were observed directly, with time-on-task for each QSEN competency recorded and tabulated. The students were found to spend little time addressing several of the six competency areas in both clinical and simulation settings...
May 2016: Nursing Education Perspectives
Berno J E Misgeld, Markus Lueken, Robert Riener, Steffen Leonhardt
OBJECTIVE: We consider the problem of stiffness estimation for the human knee joint during motion in the saggital plane. METHODS: The new stiffness estimator uses a nonlinear reduced-order biomechanical model and a body sensor network (BSN). The developed model is based on a two-dimensional knee kinematics approach to calculate the angle-dependent lever arms and the torques of the muscle-tendon-complex. To minimise errors in the knee stiffness estimation procedure that result from model uncertainties, a nonlinear observer is developed...
July 7, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
Zhipeng Cai, Kan Luo, Jianqing Li
Ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring can effectively reduce the risk and death rate of patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The Body Sensor Network (BSN) based ECG monitoring is a new and efficien method to protect the CVDs patients. To meet the challenges of miniaturization, low power and high signal quality of the node, we proposed a novel 50 mmX 50 mmX 10 mm, 30 g wireless ECG node, which includes the single-chip an alog front-end AD8232, ultra-low power microprocessor MSP430F1611 and Bluetooth module HM-11...
February 2016: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
Zulma A González, María B Schachner, María A Tattone, Sonia E Benítez
Informatics education in the nursing career varies in each curriculum, and directly impact in training and future development of nurses in the professional field. While the proposed curriculum is based on essential minimum content for professional training, it was necessary to update it according to current technological development, considering the different profiles of students and practice settings, labor and academia. The pedagogical proposals were redesigned in two informatics courses of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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