Karen T Pardue

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A new generation is pursuing degrees in nursing. These students, 18 to 24 years old, aptly called Millennials, are technologically competent and described as optimistic and group oriented. Their propensity for multitasking, reliance on electronics, and need for immediate feedback often perplex and frustrate faculty and challenge customary approaches to(More)
Teaching diverse health profession students to work in teams, communicate, understand each other's roles and responsibilities, and effectively collaborate is imperative for creating a practice-ready workforce. This short report introduces an innovative undergraduate interprofessional curriculum for students enrolled in the baccalaureate majors of applied(More)
The concept of innovation in nursing education has been addressed in published literature on faculty-defined and faculty-created teaching strategies and instructional methods. In this project, innovation is defined as "using knowledge to create ways and services that are new (or perceived as new) in order to transform systems" (Pardue, Tagliareni, Valiga,(More)
BACKGROUND International students studying nursing in the United States present unique teaching opportunities and challenges. Student language, culture, and academic expectations are major factors for faculty to consider in delivering international education. METHODS An RN to BSN program provides baccalaureate completion study for registered nurses(More)
Home care nurses precepting students eloquently describe the rewards and frustrations associated with this role. Narratives illustrating the experience give voice to home care nurses. Lessons learned provide planning suggestions and insight for nurses who might be contemplating this role as well as for student and faculty planning.
An art gallery was used successfully as a clinical laboratory for nursing students studying health assessment. Art galleries provide students with a visually rich and stimulating environment that can support the development of astute visual inspection skills. Working in pairs, students examined artwork incorporating design elements common to both physical(More)
Risk taking is an important aspect of academic leadership; yet, how does taking risks shape leadership development, and what are the practices of risk taking in nurse faculty leaders? This interpretative phenomenological study examines the meaning and experience of risk taking among formal and informal nurse faculty leaders. The theme of doing your homework(More)