Glen Alexander

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The National Quality Forum uses the term "nurse-sensitive" care to describe health care quality that is influenced by nursing. Identifying this type of care requires useful data and development of measures. Establishing a case for nursing-sensitive performance measurement will facilitate a supportive climate for research and measure development.(More)
A fundamental change is needed in the way clinicians provide care to patients, including the way the workforce is educated for the demographic challenges of meeting the needs of a diverse nation. Health disparities exist for many reasons, including the failure to prepare providers for mastery of a cultural competency skill set. There are many cultural(More)
BACKGROUND Although the number of men entering the nursing profession over the past century has increased incrementally, the proportion of men remains low in contrast to the U.S. POPULATION On matriculation into nursing school, men face stereotypes about the nursing profession and the characteristics of the men who enter it. Men may also face a number of(More)
Immediate reduction of phosphorus loadings to the Great Lakes is essential to slow accelerated eutrophication. The Great Lakes National Program Office of the US Environmental Protection Agency now advocates adoption of bans on detergent phosphates as the most practical and feasible means of immediately reducing the phosphorus loadings to the Great Lakes.(More)
BACKGROUND A growing body of literature has focused on issues related to recruitment and retention to enhance diversity in nursing. This study was designed to identify barriers and supports encountered by underrepresented students when applying to nursing school. METHOD Twenty-two underrepresented baccalaureate nursing students participated in two focus(More)