SCIENCE IN NURSING This work was undertaken to facilitate the teaching and learning for student nurses enrolled in human bioscience and pathophysiology subjects as part of their nursing studies. These subjects have a long history of proving difficult for many students which may be exacerbated by non traditional entry to university study and the element of tension that exists between practising nurses and biomedical science. Yet nursing, as do other health related fields of practice, relies upon scientific understanding of health for optimal practice. Taking the time to study in depth the nurses' and students' historical relationship with science and through talking, surveys and focus groups with working Registered Nurses a better understanding can be achieved to facilitate student success. 427 pages.
With the changes in healthcare and the increasing use of technology, efforts must start with nursing education programs to ensure that nursing graduates are ready for professional practice. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to identify how nursing informatics competencies were specifically being operationalized in undergraduate college of nursing courses and curriculum as well as perceived barriers to the implementation of those competencies. This mixed method descriptive design study focused on one baccalaureate nursing program in southern Georgia during the academic year of 2010-2011. The sample consisted of 16 nurse faculty members who taught courses at the participating Bachelors of Science in Nursing program. The findings of the study suggested that nursing informatics competencies most frequently reported as being included in the curriculum were email, Internet, electronic medical records, literature searches, ethical use of information systems, and clinical documentation systems. Infrastructure and equipment were reported as the leading barriers to implementation of nursing informatics competencies into courses and curriculum.
Computer knowledge and skills are becoming essential components technology in nursing education. Saudi nurses must be prepared to utilize these technologies for the advancement of science and nursing practice in local and global communities. Little attention has been directed to students’ attitudes about computer usage in academic communities in Saudi Arabia. Their attitudes about the use of computers for the enhancement of learning are relatively unknown. Few research studies have been identified that explicate Saudi Arabian nursing students’ attitudes toward computer usage for the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Despite studies that have been conducted in the United States and other western industrial countries about students’ attitudes toward computers, such studies that focus on Saudi students’ attitudes about computer usage in the learning environment are limited. There is no evidence that the use of computer technology in Saudi has been empirically examined. The purpose of this study was to contribute to the body of knowledge related to student nurses’ attitudes toward computer usage during their pursuit of baccalaureate degrees in nursing at King Saud University
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Nurses and midwives, both qualified and in training, have a lively interest in how their professions have developed. A stimulating collection of research-based essays, this book explores and compares the distinct histories of nursing and midwifery in Britain from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern day.
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Expectations for contemporary nursing practice competencies have emerged like the complexity of globalization, advancement in technology, dynamics of health science, healthcare policy reforms, demographic changes and demands for quality care from consumers of health care. These expectations led to the surge of overseas employment opportunities for Filipino Nurses that created depletion of competent professionals. The high demand for nurses led to the mushrooming of nursing schools that in turn resulted in the lack of competent faculty and inadequate facilities and equipment. As a result, the number of board passers dropped significantly. The biggest losers were the students and their parents, many of whom invested a fortune in tuition and other school expenses.The researcher envisioned helping assess the quality of teachers of a university; and determine whether their performance and behaviors are appropriate and delivered with excellence to ensure client satisfaction.
To help patients meet individual needs, specifically in resource poor context, mental health nurses need to reinvest in the use of nursing care plans that hone nursing documentation in mental health nursing practice. To provide high quality nursing care to patients and increase patients satisfaction of care rendered, the use of nursing care plans is utmost importance. Nursing & Practice: Evidence-Based Practice, Use of Nursing Care Plans has been essentially designed to showcase the value of using nursing care plans in continuous quality improvement in mental healthcare delivery. This text is particularly useful for mental health nurses, clinical instructors and nurse educators working in resource poor context. It clearly illustrates the background and current status of nursing care plans as the backbone of quality improvement in healthcare systems. Written in a user-friendly style the author has proffered invaluable materials related to care planning, including:general historical context of the use of nursing care plans,value of the use of care plans in quality improvement, factors affecting the implementation of care planning and strategies to overcome those barriers.