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Nursing Education NLN Publishes Two New Books

NLN Publishes Two New Books

On Revolutions & Revolutionaries: 25 Years of Reform and Innovation in Nursing Education, Edited by Pamela M. Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nurse Educator Competencies: Creating an Evidence-based Practice for Nurse Educators, Edited by Judith A. Halstead, DNS, RN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 18, 2007 — New York, NY — Timed to coincide with its annual Education Summit, September 26 - 29 in Phoenix, the National League for Nursing is publishing two new works edited by NLN members.

On Revolutions & Revolutionaries: 25 Years of Reform and Innovation in Nursing Education reflects on the Curriculum Revolution sponsored by the NLN in the 1980s and 1990s, examines the progress made in nursing education since then, and proposes future directions in the field. Spotlighting the contributions of leading nurse educators, this volume, edited by Pamela M. Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN, will serve as the basis for the Summit's plenary session on Thursday, September 27 (10:00 am). In a short review that appeared in the summer issue of the NLN member newsletter, The NLN Report, Diane M. Billings, EdD, RN, FAAN, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus at the Indiana University School of Nursing, wrote:

The curriculum revolution and the revolution in the use of information technology were concurrent forces in nursing education that imbued educators with a spirit of inquiry and a willingness to innovate. The energy of these forces, recaptured in this book, will continue to inspire educators to discover new ways to empower our students, use information technologies to promote higher order learning in an information-rich learning environment, and prepare our graduates for increasingly complex and technologically sophisticated health care practice.

The second newly published work, Nurse Educator Competencies: Creating an Evidence-based Practice for Nurse Educators, "finally gives voice to the requisite knowledge necessary to provide excellent nursing education," according to Helen Speziale, EdD, RN, CNE and associate vice president of academic affairs and professor of nursing at Misericordia University. The text, edited by Judith A. Halstead, DNS, RN, synthesizes the evidence base that underlies the NLN's nurse educator competencies, is, what Dr. Speziale calls, "the most significant work to date relative to nursing education as a specialization."

For complete information about how to purchase these and other books or abstracts published by the NLN, email publications@nln.org or log onto the NLN website at www.nln.org.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick at 212-812-0376, kklestzick@nln.org.

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