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Partner with your patients for better outcomes

By | 2016-02-12T19:38:58+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Education|

By Roberta Raymond, PhD, RN, CNE Content courtesy of Chamberlain College of Nursing In many ways, patients are like students in a classroom. Their ability to understand the variables that shape their health is influenced by different life experiences, aptitudes for learning and preferred modalities, and their success depends largely on their ability to retain

How is the health in your community faring?

By | 2016-02-10T14:54:17+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Categories: Education|

To create a culture of health in each community, we first need to know how each is faring in terms of health and well-being. By using reliable and accessible tools, we can gather evidence-based information about our communities, and by working with our interprofessional and community partners, we can take concrete steps to improve health

New year, new goals

By | 2016-01-27T19:46:50+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: Education|

With the start of the new year comes the start of our spring semester, and we should remember to leave any negativity we may have experienced in the past where it belongs — in the past. Although we shouldn’t dwell on the difficulties we’ve experienced in the past, we certainly can grow from these experiences.

Sage advice: Motivational teaching strategies for nurse educators

By | 2016-01-20T16:32:40+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Categories: Education, General|

Nurse educators from around the country shared words of wisdom on motivational teaching strategies that help nurses learn and flourish, whether in school, in facility inservice programs or in the clinical setting. Here’s what they had to say. Engage adult learners by facilitating a collaborative learning environment through the use of discussions and in-class group assignments.

Transforming healthcare: Advanced degrees empower nurses to move from bedside to boardroom

By | 2016-01-15T16:33:20+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Categories: Education|

By Diana Meeks, PhD, RN, CS, FNP, CNE, NE-BC (Content courtesy of Chamberlain College of Nursing) RNs are the largest segment of the nation’s healthcare workforce, according to the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” but they often are underrepresented on the leadership organizations that shape it. For

The mindfulness movement: A way of living, a way of being

By | 2016-01-14T16:42:40+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Categories: Education|

The mindfulness movement has enlightened and energized us and our interprofessional partners about the buddha brain, being fully present, and other concepts like breath and body awareness and mindfulness in action. In the spirit of the new year, here are some tips mindfulness experts, such as Rick Hanson, PhD, Susan L. Smalley, PhD, and Diana