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  • A critical element of preparing competent nursing students, not mentioned in "Crisis in Competency: A Defining Moment in Nursing Education", is the need to eliminate barriers to recruiting and retaining nurse educators still engaging in clinical practice.

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Nursing Education: Philosophical Perspectives on Current Challenges

Past, Present, and Future: Nurses Address the Times of Our Lives

Advancing Technology in Healthcare: Are You on Board?

Back to Class: Perspectives on School Nursing

Nurse Safety: Have We Addressed the Risks?

The 200th Birthday of Florence Nightingale: Celebrating the History of Nursing


Delivering Nursing Care: Current Factors to Consider

The Many Faces of Diversity: Providing Culturally Competent Care

The Patient Experience: Capturing the Intricacies of Contributing Factors

Promoting Healthy Work Environments: A Shared Responsibility

Emerging Global Health Concerns: How Nurses Respond

Telehealth: Promise or Peril?

Healthcare and Quality: Perspectives from Nursing

Healthcare Reform: Nurses Impact Policy

Care Coordination: Benefits of Interprofessional Collaboration

Patient Safety: Who Guards the Patient?

Elimination of Barriers to RN Scope of Practice: Opportunities and Challenges

Moral Courage Amid Moral Distress: Strategies for Action



Healthy Nurses: Perspectives on Caring for Ourselves

Organizational Outcomes for Providers and Patients

Nursing Technologies: Innovation and Implementation

Who Does What in Health Care?

Cochrane Review Briefs

Health Care and the Aging Population: What are Today's Challenges?

HIPAA: How Our Health Care World Has Changed

Environmental Health: Important Choices for a Greener World

Electronic Publishing: How, What and Why?

Partnerships and Collaboration: What Skills are Needed?

Patient and Visitor Violence: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

The New Millennium: Evolving and Emerging Nursing Roles

The Nursing Shortage: Is This Cycle Different?

Promoting Health Literacy: Strategies for Healthcare Providers

Creating a Culture of Safety: The Next Steps

Obesity on the Rise: What Can Nurses Do?

Entry Into Practice: Is It Relevant Today?

Professional Pathways in Nursing: Options to Seek, Start, and Sustain a Career

Compassion Fatigue: Caregivers at Risk

International Nurse Migration: Facilitating the Transition

Power to Influence Patient Care: Who Holds the Keys?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Need for More Dialogue

The Multigenerational Workforce: Boomers and Xers and Nets, Oh MY!

Nursing Classification: What's in a Name?

Nursing Around The World: What Are the Commonalities and Differences?

Accreditation of Schools of Nursing

Administrative Ethics: What's Your Integrity Quotient (IQ)?

Infectious Diseases: Challenges and Solutions

Emergency Preparedness: Planning for Disaster Response

Initial and Continuing Competence in Education and Practice: Why Should It Be Mandatory?

Multistate Licensure: Who Owns Your Care?

Who Pays Whom for What in Health Care?

Managed Care

Advanced Practice Nursing

Complementary Therapies: Are These Really Nursing?

Domestic Violence: How Many Steps Forward? How Many Steps Back?

One Year Later: The Impact and Aftermath of September 11

Shared Governance: Is It a Model for Nurses to Gain Control Over Their Practice?

The Endangered Health System: A Progress Report on Workforce and Work Environment Issues