Cheryl Feenstra

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Nurses have always cared for individuals, families, groups, and communities in their practice. Recently there has been an increase in the focus on nurses working outside of the hospital, primarily in community-based settings that focus on individuals and families. There is also increasing emphasis on community-focused nursing care with the community as the(More)
The use of simulation activities in nursing education helps students develop critical thinking skills and also enhances student learning and confidence in the practicum setting. As students complete their education, they need to integrate all they have learned to design care for patients across the life span. This article describes a senior-level skills(More)
A community-based undergraduate nursing program in a liberal arts college sought to establish partnerships with area neighborhoods to enhance the educational process of the program and the health of the neighborhoods. With the full financial and emotional support of the college administration, two unique positions were developed within the nursing(More)
INTRODUCTION The focus of this study was to examine whether low-income adult women will use ovulation test strips, a menstrual calendar chart, thermometer, temperature graph, and cervical mucus assessment to monitor their ovulation time and other menstrual changes. Women's confidence in their ability to detect ovulation time and understand the menstrual(More)
Nurses are expected to deliver cost-effective, high-quality care. In order to provide this care, nurse researchers are needed to evaluate and research effective health care models and interventions. By including research concepts within a baccalaureate nursing program, interest in nursing research can be increased. The purpose of this article is to present(More)
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