Achieving Excellence in Nursing Education

Achieving Excellence in Nursing Education

Authors:Marsha Adams DSN, RN, Theresa Valiga EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Publication Date:November 30, 2012
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ISBN/ISSN:9781934758045
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    Achieving Excellence in Nursing Education is based on the National League of Nursing’s Excellence in Nursing Education Model that describes the eight core elements required to achieve and sustain excellence in educational programs: clear program standards, well-prepared faculty, qualified students, well-prepared administrators, evidence-based programs and teaching/evaluation methods, quality and adequate resources, recognition of expertise, and student-centered, interactive and innovative programs and curricula.

     

    Each chapter of the book addresses one of the core elements, with the visual depiction of that component of the model noted. Within each chapter, the core element is explored and justification to support its importance in achieving excellence is provided. The text acts as a springboard for nurse educators’ pursuit of excellence in nursing education.

     

  • About the Authors
    Marsha Adams DSN, RN
    Theresa Valiga EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
  • Features

    The authors are all experienced teachers and national leaders in nursing education.

     

    A review of selected literature offers a critical evidence base to guide future decision making.

     

    The NLN’s Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education is used to highlight the characteristics or traits that serve to define a level of outstanding performance or service.

     

    Self-assessment checklist presents indicators for faculty to determine the extent to which they are achieving each nursing hallmark.

  • Table of contents

    List of Tables and Figures
    Foreword
    Preface
    Acknowledgement
    Dedications

    Chapter 1: Excellence in Nursing Education: An Introduction
    Theresa M. Valiga, EdD, RN, FAAN

    Chapter 2: Excellence: Everyone’s Responsibility
    Marsha H. Adams, DSN, RN, CNE & Theresa M. Valiga, EdD, RN, FAAN

    Chapter 3: Clear Program Standards and Hallmarks that Raise Expectations: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education
    Marsha H. Adams, DSN, RN, CNE

    Chapter 4: Well-prepared Faculty: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education
    Judith A. Halstead, DNS, RN, ANEF

    Chapter 5: Student-centered, Interactive, Innovative Programs and Curricula: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education
    Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF

    Chapter 6: Evidence-based Programs and Teaching/Evaluation Methods: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education
    Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

    Chapter 7: Well-prepared Educational Administrators: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education
    Mary Lou Rusin, EdD, RN

    Chapter 8: Quality and Adequate Resources: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education
    Carolyn Mosely, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN

    Chapter 9: Qualified Students: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education
    Barbara McLaughlin, DNSc, RN, CNE

    Chapter 10: Recognition of Expertise: Needed to Achieve Excellence in Nursing Education

    Helen J Streubert, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF

    Chapter 11: Summary and Recommendation Regarding Achieving Excellence in Nursing Education
    Linda Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE

    Appendix A: Author Profiles
    Appendix B: The NLN’s Excellence in Nursing Education Model
    Appendix C: The NLN’s Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education with Indicators for Each Hallmark
    Appendix D: The NLN’s Task Group on Nursing Education Standards (2001-2003) & Task Group on Excellence in Nursing Education (2003-2005)
    Appendix E: Self-Assessment Checklist
    Appendix F: Glossary of Terms Used in the NLN’s Hallmarks of Excellence in Nursing Education