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Nursing Education Perspectives, the official publication of the National League for Nursing, provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas regarding nursing education, faculty issues, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative programs. Its mission is to promote the mission of the NLN and serve as a means by which the organization can advance quality nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment.

Bi-monthly Publication: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

A print version is mailed to all NLN member schools and institutions, as well as dues-paying individual members as one of many membership benefits. To inquire about membership in the National League for Nursing, go to Membership.

Full time faculty at NLN member schools receive their journal on the Web (password protected) and may purchase subscriptions at a special rate.

To subscribe to Nursing Education Perspectives, click on Order Form.

The editor of Nursing Education Perspectives, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, welcomes manuscripts related to the art and science of nursing education that reflect innovative thinking. Topics in which we are particularly interested include technology in nursing education, ethics as part of nursing education, partnerships between clinical agencies and academic institutions, innovations in advanced practice nursing education programs, reports of research on nursing education, global nursing education, and evidence-based nursing education, among others.

For information about submitting a manuscript for blind peer review and the criteria by which manuscripts are evaluated, see Author Guidelines. To become part of the Nursing Education Perspectives Peer Review Panel, see Peer Reviewer Application.

About Our Editor, Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick, the editor of Nursing Education Perspectives, was dean of nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, from 1982 to 1997. At present, she is Elizabeth Brooks Ford professor of nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and served as that organization's president from 1997 to 1999. Widely published in nursing literature, she is editor of two other nursing journals: Applied Nursing Research and Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.


Editorial Board

The following distinguished nurse educators are members of the Nursing Education Perspectives Editorial Review Board:

Marsha Adams, DNS, RN
Capstone College of Nursing
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Betsy Frank, PhD, RN, ANEF
Indiana State University
School of Nursing
Terre Haute, IN
Gloria Goldman, PhD, RN
Chair, Nursing Department
Sinclair Community College
Dayton, OH
Ruth Gresley, PhD, RN, CNE
Dean, School of Human Services
Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon, WI
Pamela V. Hammond, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Dean and Professor
Hampton University School of Nursing
Hampton, VA
Stephen Paul Holzemer, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Adelphi University School of Nursing
Garden City, NY
Pamela Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing
Indianapolis, IN
Janet Kramer, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Community College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
Carolyn W. Mosely, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
Professor and Dean
College of Health Sciences
University of Arkansas
Fort Smith, AR
Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Professor Emeritus
College of Health and Human Services
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA
Roy L. Simpson, RNC, CMAC, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President
Cerner Corporation
Kansas City, MO
Mary S. Tilbury, EdD, RN, CNAA
Education Specialty Coordinator
Walden University
Baltimore, MD
Yu (Philip) Xu, PhD, RN, CTN, CNE
Professor, PhD Coordinator
School of Nursing
University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Journal Departments/Columns/Sections

Faculty Matter In keeping with NLN's commitment to the development of nursing faculty, Nursing Education Perspectives is proud to feature some of nursing's most innovative educators in our Faculty Matters column. Educators, particularly those who are new to the academic community, are asked about their role as educators, how they facilitate learning, innovative approaches they use, and the challenges they face. Their responses and reflections are shared in this column, which showcases the many ways in which nursing faculty contribute to the success of nursing education programs and provides a mechanism for innovative teaching and learning strategies. To recommend a colleague for Faculty Matters or talk about this feature, contact Leslie Block, managing editor,

Nursing Education Perspectives features several other departments, as noted below. Your contributions are welcome and encouraged.

Headlines from the NLN This section is devoted to discussion of NLN initiatives that relate to areas of interest and significance to nursing faculty.

Book Ends the Nursing Education Perspectives book review section is edited by Sandra L. Baker, DNP, RN, dean of the Riverside Community College District School of Nursing. If you have contributed to a book or written a book that may be of interest to nurse educators, please ask your publisher to submit it to Nursing Education Perspectives so that it may be considered for review. If you are interested in being a book reviewer, please contact Dr. Baker at Please send her your CV and areas of interest.

Emerging Technologies Center In this new section, Diane J. Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, explores the impact of emerging technologies on higher education. Dr. Skiba welcomes reader comments and suggestions for columns. She may be reached at

Education News This section of the journal features brief descriptions of innovative programs in nursing education and changes in nursing curricula that are submitted in response to the question "What is new at your school of nursing?" All contributions are welcome.

End Note The last page of each issue features poetry, essays, and other creative endeavors by nurses and about nursing. We invite you to contribute to End Notes by submitting your work to

Resource Center includes Calls for Abstracts and other professional opportunities of interest to nurse educators. Please fax items of interest to the attention of Leslie Block, managing editor, 212-812-0393,

Faculty Notes Each journal issue includes a compilation of news items about faculty at schools of nursing throughout the United States. It is not necessary for the individual to be a member of the NLN, nor is it necessary for his/her school to be an agency member of the NLN or accredited by NLNAC. Nursing Education Perspectives is pleased to share announcements about all faculty accomplishments. Please fax items of interest to the attention of Leslie Block, managing editor, 212-812-0393,

Calendar of meetings and programs of national interest. Please allow three months’ lead time and include name of program, sponsoring organization, city/state, date, and contact information. There is no charge for this service. Items are included on a space-available basis. Fax information to the attention of Leslie Block, managing editor, 212-812-0393,

Letters to the Editor Nursing Education Perspectives welcomes readers' comments about articles or features in the journal and will publish these comments at the discretion of the Editor. Email your comments to the Managing Editor, or write to Nursing Education Perspectives, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006.

Classifieds Nursing Education Perspectives welcomes advertising for employment opportunities, educational opportunities, and special programs. Contact Media Rep Consultants, Inc., Ms. Janis Mason, 773-325-1804,



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