NOTE: See Faculty Resources Listed Below that compliment and link to Feature Articles in Dean's Notes (January 2009-October 2010)
Invest Now to Keep the Pipeline Primed
Diane J. Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN
Additional resources about the current job market, challenges, and opportunities for nursing students:
- Mancino, D.J., (2008). The nursing shortage: Predictions and predicaments. Dean's Notes, 30 (1), 1-2.
- Mancino, D.J., (2009). Entry level positions for new graduates: Real-time dilemma requires real-time solutions. Dean’s Notes, 31 (1), 1-3.
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) – Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine. (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Call 1-800-624-6242 for ordering information.
National Advisory Council on Nursing Education and Practice (2003). Third report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Congress: Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) (42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.), Nursing Workforce Development Programs. Retrieved from http://www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/NACNEP/reports/third/2.htm.
Spector, N. (2009). A transition to practice regulatory model: Changing the nursing paradigm. Dean’s Notes, 31(2), 1-3.
NSNA - Leading the Way as a Beacon for The Luminary Project
Karen A. Ballard, MA, RN, FAAN
Consultant, The Luminary Project of Health Care Without Harm
President, New York State Nurses Association (2009-2011)
Additional resources for nursing program curriculum committees and faculty related to environmental health in the curriculum and workplace and patient safety and qulity:
Online modules, exhibits, tutorials, case studies, and other resources for faculty, students, and curriculum committees are now available through the EnviRN website, go to www.envirn.umaryland.edu/Curricula_Education) Developed by a cadre of environmental and community health nursing experts, EnviRN is dedicated to supporting nurses seeking accurate, timely and credible scientific information on environmental health and nursing.
Available resources for faculty: Links to IOM reports, QSEN articles, books, print and online resources and teaching modules with scenarios/case studies for use in nursing education curricula related to quality and safety in nursing education and health care: go to www.qsen.org/links.php#modules
Evidence: Critical to Practice and Education
Karen H. Morin, RN, DSN, ANEF
President, Sigma Theta Tau International (2009-2011)
Professor, Director of PhD Program, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Resources for faculty and student discussions on Evidence-based Practice and Evidence-based Teaching
National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. (2009) Resolution # 3 titled, In Support of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, adopted by the NSNA House of Delegates in Nashville, TN, April 15-19, 2009. Retrieved March 1, 2010 from http://www.nsna.org/Portals/0/Skins/NSNA/pdf/2009-3.pdf
There are many internet sources on how to create a clinical question that is structured to help direct the acquisition of evidence. This one, from Yale University, is concise but informative: http://www.med.yale.edu/library/nursing/education/clinquest.html
Investigators at Arizona State University College of Nursing have added one more element, time, to the PICO formula to yield the following acronym – PICO (T). More information can be obtained at http://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/evidence-based-practice/pico.htm
Another excellent resource can be found at http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu/default.html This center is dedicated to advancing EBP within a interdisciplinary context.
Melnyck, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice step by step.
The seven steps of evidence-based practice. American Journal of Nursing, 110(1), 51-53.
Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) (2010). QSEN/Quality/Safety Competencies/Evidence-Based Practice.
QSEN website resources include annotated bibliographies and course resources for nurse educators (including content for faculty related to classroom, simulation, online or web-based courses, and independent study).
Retrieved March 1, 2010 from http://www.qsen.org/definition.php?id=3
Titler, M. G. (2007, June Supplement). Translating research into practice. The American Journal of Nursing, 107(6), 26-33.
In Support of Global Health in the Nursing Curriculum: A Nurse Educator’s View from the Road Less Traveled
Karen R. Breitkreuz, EdD, RN, CNS
Assistant Professor-in-Residence, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
Additional resources for faculty and student discussion related to
including global health in the nursing curriculum:
National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. (2005). Resolution # 11 titled, In Support of Increased Involvement of NSNA in Global Health Issues, adopted by the NSNA House of Delegates in Salt Lake City, UT, April 6-10, 2005. Retrieved January 5, 2010 from http://www.nsna.org/Portals/0/Skins/NSNA/pdf/Resolution2005.pdf
National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. (2009). Resolution # 6 titled, In Support of Including Global Health in the Nursing Curriculum, adopted by the NSNA House of Delegates in Nashville, TN, April 15-19, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2010 from http://www.nsna.org/Portals/0/Skins/NSNA/pdf/2009-6.pdf
Carlton, K.H., Ryan, M., Ali, N.S. 7 Kelsey, B. (2007). Integration of global health concepts in nursing curricula: A national study.
Nursing Education Perspectives 28(3), 124-129.
White, J.L. (2005). Introducing undergraduate students to global health: Challenges through web-based learning.
Nursing Education Perspectives 26(3), 157-162.
A Transition to Practice Regulatory Model: Changing the Nursing Paradigm
Nancy Spector, PhD, RN
Director of Regulatory Innovations
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Resources to Inform and Engage Faculty and Student Discussion around Transition to Practice
- Joint Commission White Paper (2002), “Health Care at the Crossroads: Strategies for Addressing the Evolving Nursing Crisis.” Retrieved October 5, 2009, from http://www.jointcommission.org/NR/rdonlyres/5C138711-ED76-
- NCSBN, 2006. Report of findings from the practice and professional issues survey; transition to practice: Newly licensed RN and LPN/VN activities. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from: https://www.ncsbn.org/Vol_22_web.pdf.
- NCSBN, 2008. NCSBN transition to practice report. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from https://www.ncsbn.org/388.htm.
- Quality and Safety in Nursing Education. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from http://www.qsen.org/
Entry Level Positions for New Graduates: Real-Time Dilemma Requires Real-Time Solutions
Diane J. Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE
Additional resources about the nursing shortage, challenges, and opportunities for nursing students:
- Mancino, D.J., (2008).The nursing shortage: Predictions and predicaments.
Dean's Notes, 30 (1), 1-2.
- National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (2009). Transition initiatives. Retrieved on August 30, 2009 from
- Nursing Solutions, Inc. (2009a). Compensation studies. Retrieved August 30, 2009, from
- Wikipedia.(2009). Real-time data. Retrieved on August 30, 2009, from