Best Practices in Nursing Education

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Best Practices in Nursing Education

SKU# 9780826132352

Stories of Exemplary Teachers


  • Mary Jane Smith PhD, RN
  • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

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Who better to learn from about teaching than teachers themselves?

Written by teachers and about teachers, this book is for graduate students in nursing education as well as mid-career nurse educators. This volume features narratives based on interviews with twenty-one distinguished teachers of nursing. Selected by the editors based on personal experiences with them as teachers or mentors, their current stature in the nursing education community, or because they are recipients of national teaching awards, these teachers provide multiple role models for career development and offer a plethora of wisdom, including:

  • Deciding on a career in teaching nursing
  • Preparing and mentoring in teaching
  • Maintaining excellence
  • Comfortable times as a teacher
  • Embarrassing teaching moments
  • Most and least rewarding times
  • Significant challenges
  • Advice for new teachers
  • Building collegial relationships
  • Continuous self-development
  • Scholarly development
  • Balancing professional and personal life

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 07, 2005
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826132352
  • EISBN 9780826132369

About The Author(s) 


, is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was dean from 1982 through 1997. She has received numerous honors and awards including the

American Journal of Nursing

Book of the Year Award 20 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature, and serves as editor of three nursing journals. Her most recent Springer books are

Theory in Nursing: Application to Research and Practice

, coedited with Geraldine McCarthy,

Encyclopedia of Nursing Education

, coedited with Mary Jane Smith and Roger Carpenter, and

Concept Analysis

, coedited with Geraldine McCarthy. She also coedited, with Kathleen R. Tusaie, the Springer Publishing book,

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches


Table of Contents 

List of Tables
Foreword by Jeanne M. Novotny
Preface, Mary Jane Smith and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
  1. Introduction
  2. Diane M. Billings
  3. Rosemary Donley
  4. Florence S. Downs
  5. Vernice Ferguson
  6. M. Louise Fitzpatrick
  7. William L. Holzemer
  8. Pamela Ironside
  9. Pamela R. Jeffries
  10. Patricia R. Liehr
  11. E. Jane Martin
  12. Angela Barron McBride
  13. Diana Lynn Morris
  14. Adeline Nyamathi
  15. Marilyn Oermann
  16. Lynn Rew
  17. Grayce M. Sills
  18. Ursula Springer
  19. Christine A. Tanner
  20. Kimberly Adams Tufts
  21. Suzanne Van Ort
  22. May L. Wykle
  23. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
  24. Mary Jane Smith
  25. Tips and Techniques for Teachers

  26. Acknowledgment of Survey Participants