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Online Tea Cafés: Using Caring Science To Transform Digital Learning Spaces And Advance Nursing Leadership, Lisa Sara Goldberg, Les T. Johnson, Sandra F. Murphy Oct 2020

Online Tea Cafés: Using Caring Science To Transform Digital Learning Spaces And Advance Nursing Leadership, Lisa Sara Goldberg, Les T. Johnson, Sandra F. Murphy

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Given the current trend toward online nursing education and the recent changes to teaching and learning modalities as a result of a global pandemic, developing a distance-learning pedagogy for students that seeks to explore the power of compassion in the digital world is both timely and necessary. Drawing on pedagogical strategies used in an online nursing course including asynchronous online discussions called Tea Cafés, the authors showcase how they advanced knowledge and understanding in relation to nursing leadership and professional formation. By underpinning the authors’ distance-learning pedagogy in caring science, students not only thrived, but created a strong sense of ...


Clinical Nurse Instructor Competencies: An Exploratory Study Of Role Requirements, Natalie A. Bownes, Michelle A. Freeman Oct 2020

Clinical Nurse Instructor Competencies: An Exploratory Study Of Role Requirements, Natalie A. Bownes, Michelle A. Freeman

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Background: Baccalaureate nursing education consists of theoretical and practical training that prepares students for the role of competent nursing care providers. The practical application of knowledge and skills is vital in nursing curricula worldwide. Nursing programs have changed over the last few decades and have become increasingly dependent on part-time Clinical Instructors (CIs) to teach the clinical components of the curricula. However, CIs receive minimal instruction to prepare for this complex role. It has been acknowledged in Canada that there is limited research to inform CI specific competencies.

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to conduct an exploratory study ...


Near Peer Learning To Facilitate Nursing Students’ First Medical Surgical Clinical Experience / Apprentissage Par Les Pairs Proches De Manière À Faciliter Les Premières Expériences Cliniques En Médecine Et Chirurgie Pour Les Étudiantes En Sciences Infirmières, Patricia Alfaro, Vanessa Di Criscio, Sandie Larouche, Margaret A. Purden, Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky Apr 2019

Near Peer Learning To Facilitate Nursing Students’ First Medical Surgical Clinical Experience / Apprentissage Par Les Pairs Proches De Manière À Faciliter Les Premières Expériences Cliniques En Médecine Et Chirurgie Pour Les Étudiantes En Sciences Infirmières, Patricia Alfaro, Vanessa Di Criscio, Sandie Larouche, Margaret A. Purden, Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky

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Introduction and Background: Ensuring an appropriate clinical experience for students is becoming more challenging in the context of a global nursing shortage, more acutely ill clientele, and limited numbers of educators, academics and clinical instructors. Near Peer Learning Activities (NPLA) have been shown to be effective and may help students to feel prepared and confident to begin the clinical rotation. This study explored nursing students’ experiences in their first medical-surgical practicum following a NPLA involving Health and Physical Assessment (HPA). Methods: Educators at one Canadian University recently designed and implemented a NPLA in the clinical setting where junior nursing students ...


The Pedagogical Practices Of Clinical Nurse Educators - Les Pratiques Pédagogiques Des Infirmières Formatrices Cliniques, Anita Jennings, Clare Brett Oct 2018

The Pedagogical Practices Of Clinical Nurse Educators - Les Pratiques Pédagogiques Des Infirmières Formatrices Cliniques, Anita Jennings, Clare Brett

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Clinical practice are an important component of undergraduate nursing education and involve clinical nurse educators who are primarily responsible for teaching student nurses in that context. Twelve nurse educators who taught in the clinical arena participated in this grounded theory study. These participants taught in a number of undergraduate nursing programs in a large metropolitan city in Ontario, Canada. The results revealed several insights and in this article the authors focus on one in particular: the various intersecting forms of knowledge that nurse educator participants brought to their teaching practice. The results from this study provide a more detailed understanding ...


Valuing Curriculum Evaluation As Scholarship: A Process Of Developing A Community Of Scholars (Valoriser L’Évaluation De Programmes D’Études Comme Forme De Scholarship : Un Processus De Création D’Une Communauté De Chercheuses), Betty Tate, Marilyn Chapman, Cheryl Zawaduk, Doris Callaghan Apr 2018

Valuing Curriculum Evaluation As Scholarship: A Process Of Developing A Community Of Scholars (Valoriser L’Évaluation De Programmes D’Études Comme Forme De Scholarship : Un Processus De Création D’Une Communauté De Chercheuses), Betty Tate, Marilyn Chapman, Cheryl Zawaduk, Doris Callaghan

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Curriculum evaluation is an essential and complex activity intended to foster understanding of how teaching-learning practices serve to meet educational goals. This position paper provides a retrospective from the authors' lived experience of one multi-institutional collaborative nursing programs' history of curriculum evaluation and scholarship growth over twenty-five years. Key themes include an overview of collaborative curriculum evaluation underpinned by three philosophical perspectives, the influence of accreditation and re-mandated post-secondary institutions on scholarship development, an affirmation of curriculum evaluation as a form of knowledge development as supported by Boyer’s model of scholarship, and the development of scholarship expertise across collaborative ...


La Classe Inversée: Impact Sur Le Sentiment D'Efficacité Personnelle Et L'Utilisation Des Résultats Probants Chez Des Étudiantes En Sciences Infirmières (Flipped Classroom: Impact On Self-Efficacy And Evidence-Based Practice For Nursing Students), Laurence Harvey, Marjolaine Héon, Jacinthe I. Pepin, Louise Boyer Apr 2018

La Classe Inversée: Impact Sur Le Sentiment D'Efficacité Personnelle Et L'Utilisation Des Résultats Probants Chez Des Étudiantes En Sciences Infirmières (Flipped Classroom: Impact On Self-Efficacy And Evidence-Based Practice For Nursing Students), Laurence Harvey, Marjolaine Héon, Jacinthe I. Pepin, Louise Boyer

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Contexte : La pratique fondée sur des résultats probants (PFRP) s’impose comme l’approche de préférence quant à la prise de décisions cliniques afin de répondre à la complexité croissante des situations de santé (DiCenso, Guyatt et Ciliska, 2005). Malgré son importance dans l’offre de soins de qualité, l’utilisation des résultats probants demeure sous-optimale dans la prise de décisions cliniques des infirmières (Forsman, Wallin, Gustavsson, et Rudman, 2012; Melnyk, Fineout Overholt, Gallagher-Ford et Kaplan, 2012; Pravikoff, Tanner, et Pierce, 2005), ce qui serait lié à différents facteurs tels que les habiletés (Jones, Crookes et Johnson, 2011; Melnyk ...


Promoting Scholarship And Faculty Development Through Faculty Learning Communities, Olive J. Yonge Dr., Sandra J. Davidson Oct 2017

Promoting Scholarship And Faculty Development Through Faculty Learning Communities, Olive J. Yonge Dr., Sandra J. Davidson

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Faculty learning communities (FLCs), whether they are topic or cohort-based, are a form of professional development that promote scholarship and collegiality among faculty members. This article describes how a number of FLCs were initiated in a Faculty of Nursing (FoN). Members who participated described the FLCs as scholarly, creative and morale enhancing. One of the most significant impacts in the topic-based FLCs was having members create a scholarly product such as articles, letters, theatrical performances, books, faculty modules, briefs and paintings. For the cohort-based FLC the product was preparing pre tenure faculty for tenure. It is recommended FLCs be voluntary ...


Exploring Self-Efficacy And Anxiety In First-Year Nursing Students Enrolled In A Discipline-Specific Scholarly Writing Course, Kim M. Mitchell, Tom Harrigan, Torrie Stefansson, Holly Setlack Apr 2017

Exploring Self-Efficacy And Anxiety In First-Year Nursing Students Enrolled In A Discipline-Specific Scholarly Writing Course, Kim M. Mitchell, Tom Harrigan, Torrie Stefansson, Holly Setlack

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Background: Very few studies measuring writing self-efficacy or anxiety in undergraduate nursing students exist in the education literature. The purpose of the present investigation was to identify if changes to writing self-efficacy and writing anxiety will occur in first-year baccalaureate nursing students who are exposed to a discipline-specific scholarly writing course employing scaffolding strategies as the primary instructional method. Concurrently, this study was the pilot test for a new measure assessing writing self-efficacy, The Self-Efficacy Scale for Academic Writing.

Method: A one-group pre-test/posttest design was employed. Sixty-four (64) paired questionnaires were available for analysis. Bandura’s self-efficacy theory and ...


Investigating The Integration Of Student Learning Resources In Preparation For The Nclex-Rn: Phase One Of A Canadian Two-Phase Multi-Site Study, Shelley L. Cobbett, Willena I. Nemeth, Joanne Macdonald Oct 2016

Investigating The Integration Of Student Learning Resources In Preparation For The Nclex-Rn: Phase One Of A Canadian Two-Phase Multi-Site Study, Shelley L. Cobbett, Willena I. Nemeth, Joanne Macdonald

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Evidence-informed education practices are critical in determining effective student preparatory learning resources for the NCLEX-RN examination. Standardized testing in nursing education programs has been demonstrated to increase students NCLEX-RN success. A widely researched assessment tool for predicting NCLEX-RN examination outcomes is the HESITM RN Exit Exams. The HESI Exit Exam (E2) was determined to be between 93.36% and 99.16% accurate in predicting NCLEX-RN success (N = 49,115) with samples derived from various nursing programs throughout the United States.

Purpose: This two-phase, multi-site ex-post facto study was to investigate NCLEX-RN Student Preparatory Learning Resources within the Canadian ...


Discerning Success Of Indigenous Health Students In Community-Based Programs, Marti Harder, Barbara Astle, Sonya Grypma, Evelyn Voyageur Oct 2016

Discerning Success Of Indigenous Health Students In Community-Based Programs, Marti Harder, Barbara Astle, Sonya Grypma, Evelyn Voyageur

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In recent years, there has been a shift in Canadian healthcare education. In some regions where access to healthcare education may be limited, post-secondary educational institutions have partnered with local Indigenous groups to provide community-based healthcare educational programs to attract and support Indigenous students. The purpose of this study was to explore how members of a community with a community-based healthcare program describe student success and the factors that influence it. As part of a qualitative study, eight participants from a northern Canadian community were interviewed about their descriptions of success, and its influencing factors in a community-based healthcare program ...


Theory-Based Practice As Plural Interpretations: A Case Of The The Integration Of The Humanbecoming Theory In A Palliative Care Setting, Diane Tapp, Mireille Lavoie, Nicolas Vonarx Oct 2016

Theory-Based Practice As Plural Interpretations: A Case Of The The Integration Of The Humanbecoming Theory In A Palliative Care Setting, Diane Tapp, Mireille Lavoie, Nicolas Vonarx

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Nurses and students are generally encouraged to base their practice on nursing grand theories and models. However, the concrete benefits of these models in practice are often debated. Given that past studies were mostly dedicated to documenting the benefits of nursing theories in practice and were conducted by their supporters, their contribution to the debate is questionable. In 2012, we conducted a retrospective case study in a palliative care unit in Canada where caregivers have based their practice on the Humanbecoming theory since two years. We aimed to examine the process of integration and its effects. Data was obtained from ...


Writing Assignments: A Relatively Emotional Experience Of Learning To Write In One Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Susan Chaudoir Phd, Gerri Lasiuk Phd, Mn, Rn, Katherine Trepanier Mn, Rn Oct 2016

Writing Assignments: A Relatively Emotional Experience Of Learning To Write In One Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Susan Chaudoir Phd, Gerri Lasiuk Phd, Mn, Rn, Katherine Trepanier Mn, Rn

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This article specifically reports findings from an interdisciplinary case study that explored classroom experiences of learning to write across one baccalaureate nursing degree program in Canada. A combination of rhetorical genre and situated learning theories and institutional ethnography methods were used to help document student and instructor experiences of learning to write two recurring writing assignments called the scholarly paper and journal of reflective practice, which students composed in each semester of their program. Data included 38 classroom/student observations, 22 assignment instruction documents, and 39 voluntary, semi-structured interviews with 34 students and 5 instructors from 4 courses. Interviews focused ...


Cognitive Rehearsal Training For Upskilling Undergraduate Nursing Students Against Bullying: A Qualitative Pilot Study, Florriann C. Fehr Dr., L. Michelle Seibel Ms. Apr 2016

Cognitive Rehearsal Training For Upskilling Undergraduate Nursing Students Against Bullying: A Qualitative Pilot Study, Florriann C. Fehr Dr., L. Michelle Seibel Ms.

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The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine the effectiveness of an anti-bullying intervention called Cognitive Rehearsal Training (CRT) using a workshop format to increase third year nursing students’ knowledge and confidence to address bullying behaviour. A lanyard card identifying ten common bullying behaviours and possible phrases to stand up to bullying was used as a tool to Stop! Reflect! and Respond! as a process to resolve conflict (Griffin, 2004; Griffin & Clark, 2014). Although similar bullying interventions have been studied among practicing nurses, few studies exist that involve students within their pre-licensure training program (Iheduru-Anderson, 2014; Thomas, 2010) and none in Canada. Fifty eight third year undergraduate nursing students in two classrooms took part in an anti-bullying workshop introducing the use of CRT as ...


The Techno-Numerate Nurse: Results Of A Study Exploring Nursing Student And Nurse Perceptions Of Workplace Mathematics And Technology Demands, Daniel H. Jarvis, Andrea Kozuskanich, Barbi Law, Karey D. Mccullough Jun 2015

The Techno-Numerate Nurse: Results Of A Study Exploring Nursing Student And Nurse Perceptions Of Workplace Mathematics And Technology Demands, Daniel H. Jarvis, Andrea Kozuskanich, Barbi Law, Karey D. Mccullough

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In this paper, we report on the findings of a research study that sought to answer the following questions: (i) How do current nursing students’ perceptions compare with those of actual working nurses regarding the mathematics and technology demands involved in nursing?; and, (ii) What types of course structures, content, pedagogy, or other recommendations could more effectively prepare nurses for the realities of the workplace in light of mathematics and technology demands? The study involved online open-response questions and semi-structured interviews. Seventy-six participants, including both 4th-year nursing students (n = 8) and working nurses (n = 68), completed the online ...


Integrating Global Citizenship Through Local Teaching Practices, Sharon D. Simpson, Sonya L. Jakubec, Cheryl Zawaduk, Cheryl Lyall Jun 2015

Integrating Global Citizenship Through Local Teaching Practices, Sharon D. Simpson, Sonya L. Jakubec, Cheryl Zawaduk, Cheryl Lyall

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As university and nursing programs place more emphasis on global perspectives in their strategic plans and goals, it is frequently unclear how these perspectives are integrated into curricula and pedagogical practices. With globalization processes impacting health and education throughout the world, it is timely to understand the current context and expertise in order to move ahead to promote the development of professional nurses as global citizens.

This interpretive descriptive study explored the characteristics and qualities of global citizenship and global health from the perspective of 12 expert informant nursing education leaders from undergraduate nursing programs within Canada. The study also ...


Clinical Nursing Reasoning In Nursing Practice: A Cognitive Learning Model Based On A Think Aloud Methodology, Johanne Goudreau, Louise Boyer, Dimitri Létourneau Oct 2014

Clinical Nursing Reasoning In Nursing Practice: A Cognitive Learning Model Based On A Think Aloud Methodology, Johanne Goudreau, Louise Boyer, Dimitri Létourneau

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Background. The current context of increasingly complex nursing care requires a high level of clinical reasoning in nursing practice. Still, teaching clinical reasoning in nursing remains a challenge for educators in the field. Although several studies have been conducted to try to understand clinical reasoning in nursing, neither its developmental stages nor the corresponding critical milestones have been uncovered. Therefore, nursing educators cannot rely on a cognitive learning model (a description of how people learn and develop a specific competency) to facilitate the learning of this crucial competency.

Objectives. This study was conducted to develop a cognitive learning model of ...