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7 selected articles

A Policy Perspective on the Entry into Practice Issue

Timothy G. Smith, PhD, MPA, BA, LPN


It has been forty four years since the American Nurses Association (ANA) published its first position paper on entry into practice advocating that the baccalaureate degree be the minimum degree for entry into registered nurse practice. During that time period, only one state, North Dakota, was successful at getting the entry into practice proposal...

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The Integration of Technology into Nursing Curricula ...

Lawrette Axley, PhD, RN, CNE


Computer technologies have opened the door to many new teaching approaches for nurse educators. However, the challenges facing faculty who did not 'grow up' in the computer age continue to be a focus of concern. The rapid expansion of electronic learning environments has increased the need to bridge the gap between the generational cohort of many educators...

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Preparing Nurses Internationally for Emergency Planning and Response

Elizabeth Weiner, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN


Competency-based education provides an international infrastructure for nurses to learn about emergency preparedness and response. The International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education (INCMCE) has developed competencies for all nurses, as well as online modules for meeting those competencies. In addition, other curriculum resources are...

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Patient Safety: A Shared Responsibility

Karen A. Ballard, MA, RN


Patient safety is an essential and vital component of quality nursing care. However, the nation's health care system is prone to errors, and can be detrimental to safe patient care, as a result of basic systems flaws. A variety of stakeholders (society in general; patients; individual nurses; nursing educators, administrators, and researchers; physicians;...

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A Perspective Of Nursing In Zimbabwe

Kudakwashe G. Mapanga, PhD, RN has been a University Lecturer in nursing at the University of Zimbabwe since 1986, and department chairman from 1995 to 1998. He is a member of the Health Professions Council of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwean Nurses Association, and the East Central and Southern African College of Nursing. Dr. K. Mapanga holds both a BSc and a MSc in nursing from Welsh Medical School in...

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Promoting Safe Use of Medical Devices -

Suzanne E. Rich, RN, MA, CT


Although patient safety initiatives in the clinical environment have focused primarily on medication errors to date, medical devices also contribute significantly to patient injuries and deaths. This article addresses the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to promote safe use of medical devices by nurses at the point of care. The nurses with whom we...

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OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

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Ethics in Healthcare: Nurses Respond

The 6 new articles in this current OJIN topic Ethics in Healthcare: Nurses Respond, discuss various aspects of ethics that...

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