BY: KATHERINE McDANIEL, PhD
Two years ago, when I was weighing the pros and cons of relocating to a new state for a job that I hoped would propel me further in my career, I looked at several factors. The idea of moving away from friends, family and a city I'd lived in for the last decade weighed heavily on my decision. But so did the reality that my job did not offer many avenues for advancement.
BY: TINA HOLLAND, PhD
The education and formation of professionals for service in Catholic health care will influence the future culture and mission identity of Catholic health care organizations. Therefore, mission and the way it shapes the students' experience is crucial to the overall preparation of future health care professionals.
BY: SONJA CARBERRY
At 9 a.m. on a Tuesday, when a patient sat down in an exam room at CHI Health Creigh-ton University Medical Center–University Campus in Omaha, Nebraska, her care already was in motion. On the other side of the exam room door, an interprofessional team of care providers, along with students from various health professions, already had huddled to discuss the day. It's a quick and productive discussion, with input from faculty physicians, residents, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, behavioral health specialists and learners. After talking about safety issues and recognizing individual successes, smaller teams gather to discuss the patients they will see that morning.
BY: MARY ELLEN SMITH GLASGOW, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN; JOAN SUCH LOCKHART, PhD, RN, CORLN, AOCN, ANEF, FAAN; and DAVID A. NOLFI, MLS, AHIP
Over the last two decades, nursing not only has been a leader in online education, but the online environment has become a staple. Online learning has matured from a basic discussion board in 1997 to virtual classrooms and simulations, and it has grown in enrollment and acceptance.1
It is especially appealing to nursing students who otherwise might be unable to pursue their education because of family and work demands, or because they live too far from a school to attend classes.