Michele M August-Brady

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There is little empirical support in the nursing education literature related to the process of learning. This quasi-experimental study examined the effect of a metacognitive intervention (concept mapping) on approach to learning and self-regulation of learning in a sample of baccalaureate nursing students. Significant group differences were found in the(More)
Prevention as intervention is identified as a middle-range theory consistent with the Neuman systems model. Through an examination of anxiety research using Neuman's theory, prevention as intervention is examined for clarity, simplicity, generality, accessibility and importance. Conceptual clarity is in need of improvement to proceed with theory testing(More)
Cultural immersion experiences incorporated in baccalaureate nursing programs have yielded positive short- and long-term effects on the personal and professional lives of the participants. Despite this evidence, little is known about how immersion experiences affect the RN student returning to school. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to(More)
Flexibility is a quality that is deemed essential for nursing as the healthcare environment escalates into greater complexity. The word "flexibility" appears in nursing literature addressing the need to prepare for the next millennium, yet the concept of flexibility is rarely defined. Other disciplines, such as engineering, have struggled for years and(More)
Teaching research to undergraduate students has been described as a challenge. This article describes how a small group of students participated in a service-learning research project that culminated in the development of an educational intervention for volunteers who staff homeless shelters in the local community. By interacting with the homeless(More)
Educators continue to struggle to find ways to teach nursing research to undergraduate students in a meaningful and engaging manner. The purpose of this article is to describe the development of an undergraduate nursing research course that incorporates a clinical practicum as a foundation for learning research concepts and the research process. By(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the effects of an acuity-adaptable care model in a rural hospital setting on nurse satisfaction, patient satisfaction, patient safety, and quality indicators (events, falls, and medication errors), patient length of stay (LOS), and worked hours per patient-day (WHPPD). BACKGROUND Acuity-adaptable care models have been(More)
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