Noreen Frisch

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In the development and administration of a certification examination in holistic nursing, an important issue is to ensure adequate content validity. Thus, the American Holistic Nurses' Association (AHNA) and the American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation (AHNCC), with the assistance of the National League for Nursing, conducted a practice analysis(More)
Man-made or natural disasters are occurring more frequently in the United States and around the world. It is important that all nurses in all specialties be prepared to care for people affected by disasters. This article reports a descriptive study that sought to explore nursing students' perceptions about disaster nursing and to use the findings to suggest(More)
With increasing consumer and professional interest in alternative and complementary care, Registered Nurses (RNs) are incorporating alternative/complementary modalities into their practices. While these modalities give nurses additional tools to meet client needs, many of these modalities are taught and used by non-nursing professionals leading nurses to(More)
Holistic assessment and care are inseparable from the nursing process. Holistic nursing practice informed by a philosophy of holism balancing art and science recognizes the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit. Holistic practice draws on knowledge, theories, expertise, intuition, and creativity. The purpose of this article is to place nursing in the(More)
Health information systems are being implemented in countries by governments and regional health authorities in an effort to modernize healthcare. With these changes, there has emerged a demand by healthcare organizations for nurses graduating from college and university programs to have acquired nursing informatics competencies that would allow them to(More)
Responding to the mandate to prepare nurses for practice in population-based healthcare, the faculty at Cleveland State University (CSU) developed a unique Master of Science in Nursing program to prepare Population Health Nurse Experts. The program prepares nurses to examine the health status of populations and to design, implement, and evaluate nursing(More)
The Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice were developed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) as a public statement regarding the practice of holistic nursing as a specialty. This article reviews the development of the practice standards, and presents the philosophies and values which underpin holistic nursing. Certification in the speciality(More)
This article describes a novel double-degree Master’s program in Nursing and Health Informatics. The program was designed to prepare nurses with graduate level competencies in both nursing and health informatics. Such competencies are essential for professionals working in the rapidly expanding fields of nursing and health informatics. There is an immediate(More)
In Canada there are few nurses who have advanced practice competencies in nursing informatics. This is a significant issue for regional health authorities, governments and electronic health record vendors in Canada who are implementing electronic health records. Few Schools of Nursing provide formalized opportunities for nurses to develop informatics(More)