Posted on November 30, 2012
Dr. Kathrin Komp is a Springer Publishing author whose title, Gerontology in the Era of the Third Age: Implications and Next Steps, addresses traditional frameworks regarding aging issues and the life course as well as the unique challenges and opportunities that older adults face while moving through this early phase of later life. Dr. Komp takes a moment to discuss the...
Posted on November 28, 2012
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information!
Posted on November 26, 2012
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
-William Arthur Ward
The world of academia is one filled with tremendous growth and learning for both the student and teacher. Nursing education is a world unto itself because nursing is both a profession and a practice. Thus the road to becoming a nurse educator is somewhat unique. Because of the current nurse...
Posted on November 23, 2012
Springer Publishing Company is proud to announce its acquisition of Minority Nurse magazine and MinorityNurse.com from Alloy Education....
Posted on November 21, 2012
TRUTH #10: WRITING SKILLS ACTUALLY MATTER
The fact is, no matter how good the content of an article may be, if it isn’t reasonably well written, it will never see print. There are many reasons that this is so, but the take-home message for all authors is that clarity of thought, good basic writing techniques, and attention to detail in format, spelling, and grammar do make a difference. And as I jokingly stated to the audience of mostly women at that conference forum,...
Posted on November 19, 2012
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed,...
Posted on November 14, 2012
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core...
Posted on November 12, 2012
Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States are living...
Posted on November 9, 2012
Community organization has been considered a major component of social work practice dating back to Jane Addams and the settlement house movement in the late 19th century. However, only a small number of social workers engage in community organizing practice. One of the prevailing myths in social work is that students who choose this curriculum option either are not interested in working with individuals or simply do not have the skills necessary to engage in face-to-face interaction...
Posted on November 7, 2012
At the point that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law in March of 2010, there were three major threats to its prospects for survival and eventual success. The first and most immediate was litigation that would successfully challenge the financial lynchpin of the PPACA–the so-called individual mandate that requires that all individuals either be covered by...