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Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Nurses' Knowledge and Practice in the Management of Acute Painful Crises in Sickle Cell Disease.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):87-95

Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions of people worldwide and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Nurses can have a significant role in improving the outcomes of individuals with SCD. This study examined the effectiveness of an educational program on the knowledge and practice of nurses who provide care for individuals with acute sickle cell crisis. Read More

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February 2019
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Perceived Evidence-Based Practice Competency Acquisition in Graduate Nursing Students: Impact of Intentional Course Design.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):79-86

Background: Acquisition of evidence-based practice (EBP) competencies in graduate-level nursing programs bridges the research-practice gap in professional practice. This study evaluated the impact of the Star Model of Knowledge Transformation as a framework for course design on graduate-level nursing students' perceived EBP competencies.

Method: Data were collected from 2012 to 2017 (N = 544). Read More

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February 2019

Preceptors' Subjective Competency Ratings in Acute Care Hospitals in Taiwan.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):69-78

Background: This study focused on developing a Subjective Competency Scale (SCS) in acute care hospitals and identified factors that affect preceptors' competency to precept new graduate nurses (NGNs).

Method: This study was conducted in two stages that included collecting information on preceptor training courses and conducting a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. A total of 350 preceptors completed the survey in 2011. Read More

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February 2019
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Scientific Research Capability and Continuing Education Needs for Nurses With Master's Degrees in China.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):61-68

Background: This study investigated the scientific research capacity and related factors of nurses with Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees to provide information on hierarchical management and continuing education of nurses in China.

Method: This multi-center cross-sectional study included 221 MSN hospital nurses in China.

Results: Ninety-one percent of MSN nurses had good or excellent research capacity. Read More

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February 2019

Outside-the-Box Skills Validation of Competency.

Authors:
Doris V Bennett

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):59-60

The potential for harm to patients related to initiation and maintenance of continuous dialysis therapy by the bedside nurse led to the development of a novel method to educate nurses new to the skill of continuous renal replacement therapy. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2019;50(2):59-60. Read More

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February 2019

Social and Emotional Learning: Why Does It Matter?

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Jan Jones-Schenk

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):57-58

The evidence is growing that social and emotional skills are better predictors of academic and career success than IQ. The brain, once believed to be hard-wired during childhood, has been found to be neuroplastic throughout the life span. Understanding the elements of social and emotional learning is a critical competency for all educators seeking to foster academic and career success for their students. Read More

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February 2019

Creating a CNE Audit Tool Using the Plan-Do-Study-Act Model.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):53-56

The continuous performance-improvement model known as Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) was used within the Approved Provider Unit of the North Carolina Division of Public Health to create an audit tool and process for assessing continuing nursing education courses. During the development of the audit tool, gaps and process inefficiencies were identified when documentation was reviewed for adherence to the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation's 2015 Criteria for Continuing Nursing Education and local provider unit requirements. This article traces the progress through three cycles of the PDSA model and provides the resulting audit tool and process. Read More

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February 2019
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Self-Directed Learning Among Nurse Learners in Sri Lanka.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):41-48

Background: Although self-directed learning (SDL) has become an essential instrument for educating nursing professionals, little is known about SDL among nurses in a developing country.

Method: Data were collected using a structured self-reporting survey, which included Fisher's Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR) scale, and a multiple linear regression analysis was conducted.

Results: The mean score per item on the SDLR was 4. Read More

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January 2019
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Virtual Orientation of Volunteer Short-Term International Health Teams to Increase Self-Confidence and Cultural and Global Health Competence.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):35-40

International health team volunteers frequently arrive at service sites with considerable lack of confidence and knowledge gaps because of poor preparation. Preservice orientation has been shown to improve knowledge, confidence, and competence, but current practices fall short of meeting most needs. This health care improvement project was aimed to improve self-confidence and cultural and global health competence using a virtual preservice orientation format. Read More

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January 2019

Hospital Nurses' Self-Reported Confidence in Their Telehealth Competencies.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):26-34

Background: The diffusion of telehealth into hospital care is still low, partially because of a lack of telehealth competence among nurses. In an earlier study, we reported on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) nurses require for the use of telehealth. The current study describes hospital nurses' confidence in possessing these telehealth KSAs. Read More

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January 2019

Intellectual Disabilities and Health Care Communication: A Continuing Education Program for Providers.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):20-25

Communication with others is a core human imperative; this is especially true in health care. Individuals with intellectual disabilities often face daunting challenges in both health literacy and communicating their health needs and questions. Education for professionals in specialized communication is critical in improving care for their clients with intellectual disabilities. Read More

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January 2019

Eradicating Barriers to Advancement From RN to BSN: An Exploratory Study.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):15-19

Background: To improve the quality of patient care, the Institute of Medicine has called for eliminating barriers to academic progression for nurses. Despite this call, nurses who matriculate from institutions that lack national nursing-specific accreditation are denied admission to advanced degree programs.

Method: Within an online RN-to-baccalaureate nursing (BSN) program, the performance of students who matriculated from institutions lacking discipline-specific accreditation was compared with student performance representative of programs holding discipline-specific accreditation. Read More

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January 2019
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How to Write a Good Test Question: Nine Tips for Novice Nurse Educators.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):12-14

Nurses are lifelong learners who are always seeking ways to improve and perfect their skills. Test item writing is a skill that must be practiced and perfected over time. Often, nurses in a clinical role are promoted to the role of nurse educator without receiving training on how to write good test questions. Read More

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January 2019

A Professional Development Educator Primer on Dual Admission Academic Progression.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):9-11

The Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing report recommends an increasingly higher educated RN workforce. Community colleges play a critical role in educating entry-level nurses to meet the needs of underserved regions in the United States. The National Education Progression in Nursing is introduced as a champion for academic progression, and the dual admission/concurrent enrollment model is highlighted. Read More

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January 2019
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Nursing Professional Development and Continuing Education in 2019: Organization, Assessment, and Evaluation.

Authors:
Jean Shinners

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):6-8

The Administrative Angles column focuses on the practical aspects of continuing education and professional development administration. At the start of 2019, this column reflects on the organization, assessment, and evaluation needed to ensure successful professional development and continuing education programs. [J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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January 2019

Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave Among Dedicated Education Unit and Traditional Clinical Teachers.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):575-580

Background: The purpose of this study is to form a better understanding of job satisfaction and retention of clinical teachers in the dedicated education unit (DEU) and in non-DEU clinical education models.

Method: This follow-up study uses the tested Nurse Faculty Query survey to investigate job satisfaction and retention of the University of Portland area DEUs and non-DEU clinical teachers. Surveys were administered in person at local clinical sites. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhancing Routine HIV Testing in Primary Care With a Continuing Education Intervention.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):563-574

Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended routine HIV screening in primary care settings for people ages 13 to 64, regardless of individual risk factors. However, an extensive body of research has identified several barriers to primary care providers' (PCPs) adherence to the CDC recommendations. Employing a pre-postintervention design, this study provided an assessment of barriers among 11 PCPs and implemented an evidence-based continuing education program adapted to the specific individual barriers they identified. Read More

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December 2018
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How to Join a Board: A Practical Guide.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):559-562

In October 2010, the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released The Future of Nursing report. One way that "Recommendation 7: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change and advance health" has been operationalized has been placing nurses on boards, and nursing organizations have urged their constituents to serve in this capacity. This article outlines steps for obtaining an invitation to join a board. Read More

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December 2018
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Professional Image and the Nursing Uniform.

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Alaina Daigle

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):555-557

Background: Traditional nursing uniforms have evolved and influenced nursing image, but professional image in nursing is unique and unclear. Institutional policies dictate uniform and appearance standards that portray professionalism in health care environments.

Method: Nurses were questioned using three structured open-ended questions about the nursing uniform and its effects on patients' perceptions of professionalism. Read More

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December 2018
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Five-Year Program Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Practice Scholars Program.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):547-554

The purpose of this article is to describe the findings of a 5-year program evaluation of a hospital-based Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Scholars Program. The EBP Scholars Program was developed in 2011 to (a) educate and engage staff in the EBP process and (b) develop a cadre of EBP mentors within each clinical unit of the organization. The evaluation of the EBP Scholars Program examined both the feasibility and the impact of the program. Read More

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December 2018
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Maximizing Learning Opportunities in Interprofessional Clinical Environments Through Precepting.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):545-546

Effective precepting requires a separate skill set than being an expert clinician, which is something that is often overlooked. Deliberate preparation should include utilization of effective communication techniques, teaching using powerful questions, developing skills for feedback and evaluation, as well as others. Becoming a highly functioning member of an interprofessional team requires special consideration and preparation that can enhance the nurses' role. Read More

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December 2018
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Relational Coordination: Beyond Teambuilding.

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Jan Jones-Schenk

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):543-544

As discussions about the importance of teamwork, teambuilding, and interprofessional collaboration rise to a higher pitch, the why and what are well-known. The concept of relational coordination provides a relevant and timely model for how. [J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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December 2018
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2018 in Continuing Education and Professional Development: Important Milestones.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):540-542

The year 2018 has provided continuing development of, and forward thinking in, key areas of continuing education and nursing professional development. This article identifies six issues that played a significant role in 2018. [J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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December 2018
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Publishing Unremarkable Results Is Remarkable.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):539

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December 2018

Current Continuing Nursing Education Among Beijing Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Study.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):526-536

Background: Continuing nursing education (CNE) is an effective approach to maintain and elevate professional knowledge and skills for nurses. We sought to understand the attitudes and expectations of hospital nurses concerning current CNE in Beijing.

Method: Hospital-employed nurses (N = 2,826) from 23 secondary and tertiary general hospitals in Beijing were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire. Read More

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November 2018
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Nurses' Use of Appropriate Needle Sizes When Administering Intramuscular Injections.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 11;49(11):519-525

Background: In cases where patients are overweight or obese, administration of intramuscular medications can be ineffective due to inappropriate sizes of needles used. This study investigated whether the size of needles used to administer intramuscular injections is appropriate for patients on the basis of their weight or body mass index.

Method: This retrospective review examined 100 instances of intramuscular injection on a 50-bed ward. Read More

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November 2018
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The Married State Approach to Precepting.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):514-518

Preceptor role development, support, and recognition are critical elements of a successful preceptor program. The Married State Preceptorship Model was developed to enhance the transition experience for both preceptor and preceptee. This article provides an overview of the married state approach in precepting to increase participant engagement, thus supporting the RN's transition experience. Read More

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November 2018

Development of the Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Control Precautions Scale.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):507-513

The purpose of this methodological study was to develop a measure to be used for the evaluation of health professionals' knowledge and attitudes about catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) control precautions. Results indicated the total score of the scale, and correlation values ranged between 0.479 and 0. Read More

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November 2018

New Nurses' Positive Evaluation of Transition-to-Practice Programs.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):500-506

Background: The established nurse transition-to-practice program offered at one Australian health service underwent significant changes in 2017. This study aimed to gain feedback from the participants in the 2016 and 2017 programs.

Method: A four-page paper survey was given to participants in the 2016 and 2017 programs. Read More

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November 2018
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Relationships: The Key to Effective Teams.

Authors:
Lola Fehr

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):498-499

Interprofessional teams are a relatively new organizational structure for the delivery of health care. Appointing people as members of a team does not prepare them for working together efficiently. The building of trust and the development of specific skills are required for teams to reach their full potential in the delivery of quality care. Read More

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November 2018

The Professional Development Educator Role in Leading Population Health Management.

Authors:
Michael R Bleich

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):496-497

Continued focus on population health management requires new skills and perspectives by nurse leaders and professional development educators to play a central role in establishing focus and meaning behind this movement. This article addresses operational definitions and recommends training guidelines for leadership development. J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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November 2018

Veteran-to-Veteran Program.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):493-495

More Veterans are receiving health care outside of the Veterans Health Administration. Over concern for the Veteran's safety and the provider's competency, three progressive steps have been taken within the state of West Virginia. J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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November 2018

Acknowledging Our Peer Reviewers.

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J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):492

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November 2018

Factors Influencing Organizational Commitment and Turnover in Nurse Residents.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Oct;49(10):482-488

Background: Newly licensed RNs (NLRNs) are at risk for leaving employment in the first year. Nurse residency programs have demonstrated success for NLRN retention, yet other variables remain to be explored.

Method: A retrospective correlational approach was used to determine the effect of autonomy, competence, group cohesion, structural empowerment, and job satisfaction on organizational commitment, turnover intent, and actual job turnover using secondary data of 1,498 nurse residents. Read More

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October 2018
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A Cross-Sectional Survey of British Newly Graduated Nurses' Experience of Organization Empowerment and of Challenging Unsafe Practices.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Oct;49(10):474-481

Background: Newly graduated nurses perceive the transition into their new professional role as highly stressful, which may affect their organizational empowerment and assertive communication skills. This study examined newly graduated nurses' perceived level of organizational empowerment, as well as their perceived assertive communication skills, in given hypothetical scenarios.

Method: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 84 newly graduated nurses in four hospitals in eastern England. Read More

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October 2018

Time-Conscious Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Students, Nurses, and Nurse Leaders.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Oct;49(10):467-473

Alcohol is the third leading cause of death and a preventable risk factor contributing to more than 200 diseases and conditions. Unquestionably, health care practitioners should routinely screen and give patients brief feedback on alcohol consumption related to health outcomes; however, they rarely ask patients about alcohol use. Alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI), a public health model of prevention and identification of at-risk alcohol use, has not been widely disseminated. Read More

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October 2018
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Standardizing the Bedside Report to Promote Nurse Accountability and Work Effectiveness.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Oct;49(10):460-466

Background: This study evaluated bedside reporting from the nurse's perspective regarding accountability, empowerment, work effectiveness, satisfaction, and communication. The aim was to examine the effects of an educational learning activity on bedside handoff reporting related to accountability and work effectiveness. The communication was used at change of shift between frontline nurses, with future interprofessional implementation. Read More

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October 2018
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Use of Continuing Education to Increase Nurses' Knowledge of Chronic Wound Care Management.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Oct;49(10):454-459

Background: Providing effective management of chronic wounds can be a major challenge for nurses practicing in health care systems. As the older adult population continues to increase, the prevalence of chronic health-related diseases that can lead to chronic wounds has also increased. Nurses have reported a lack of preparation in the management of chronic wounds. Read More

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October 2018
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Communication Huddles: The Secret of Team Success.

Authors:
Ingrid Johnson

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Oct;49(10):451-453

George Bernard Shaw once said, "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion it has taken place." Health care continues to move toward a stronger team-based culture, but in many instances, team members lack basic communication skills needed to build organized, agile, and empowered teams. When teams lack reciprocal trust, a sense of safety, and collaboration skills, communication becomes limited. Read More

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October 2018
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Alternative Credentials for Workforce Development.

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Jan Jones-Schenk

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Oct;49(10):449-450

In a highly transformative environment like health care, continued professional development and learning is essential. For individuals without degrees, stackable credentials offer another pathway to a degree, and for those with multiple and/or advanced degrees, microcredentials hold promise for retooling and updating knowledge, skills, and abilities. J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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October 2018
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Return on Investment: Building the Case for a Nurse Manager Certificate Program.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Oct;49(10):446-448

Nursing professional development practitioners are frequently asked about program return on investment. A pre-postprogram self-assessment was developed for a Nurse Manager Certificate Program using the American Nurses Credentialing Center Nurse Executive Certification blueprint. The results identified knowledge and skill gaps, defined program outcomes, and helped determine return on investment. Read More

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October 2018
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From STEM to STEAM.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Oct;49(10):443-444

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October 2018

Best Practices for Patient Self-Management: Implications for Nurse Educators, Patient Educators, and Program Developers.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Sep;49(9):432-440

Background: A major concern for nurses and program developers is to deliver the best practices for teaching self-management to people with chronic disease. This study aimed to identify the best practice strategies and interventions across heart failure (HF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) chronic illnesses.

Method: The research design was an integrative review of research using 36 research studies. Read More

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September 2018
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Learning Cybercivility: A Qualitative Needs Assessment of Health Professions Students.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Sep;49(9):425-431

Background: Literature on cyberincivility in health professions education has mainly focused on intraprofessional communication. This study explored health professions students' experiences with cyberincivility, as well as their perspectives on interprofessional cybercivility learning.

Method: This qualitative study used semistructured interviews with a purposive sample of 25 students in nursing, medicine, physician assistant, or physical therapy programs at a private university in the United States. Read More

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September 2018
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Operating Room Nurses' Perceptions of the Clinical Learning Environment: A Survey Study.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Sep;49(9):416-423

Background: Authors commonly agree that the clinical learning environment significantly affects student learning. Studies of how operating room nurses perceive the clinical learning environment during their specialist studies are sparse.

Method: This study aimed to examine newly graduated operating room nurses' perceptions of the clinical learning environment during their specialist education. Read More

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September 2018
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Nurse Knowledge and Engagement in Health Policy Making: Findings From a Pilot Study.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Sep;49(9):407-415

Although nurses constitute the largest segment of the health care workforce in the United States, their participation in all levels of health policy advocacy remains low. We surveyed practicing nurses on their current knowledge about health policy advocacy, current and desired involvement in health policy advocacy, and desired components in a continuing education program on health policy advocacy. One hundred eighteen nurses responded to the e-mail solicitation, and 84 (71%) of those nurses were eligible. Read More

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September 2018
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