Pamela M Ironside

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This multisite study examined the impact of multiple-patient simulation experiences on the development of nursing students' patient safety competencies in the final semester of their baccalaureate or associate degree nursing program. It extends the Jeffries Simulation Model by investigating how the student factors of tolerance for ambiguity and(More)
For more than 25 years, reliance on conventional pedagogy has led nurse educators to persistently focus on what students need to learn to enter contemporary practice settings. Therefore, as biomedical and nursing knowledge grows and the health care system in which students will practice becomes increasingly complex, content is persistently added to nursing(More)
AIM This paper reports a hermeneutic study undertaken to explicate students' experiences in educational courses in which teachers enact Narrative Pedagogy. BACKGROUND International interest in developing and implementing discipline-specific pedagogies is becoming commonplace as teachers respond to the challenges of preparing students for contemporary(More)
The need to prepare students for a rapidly changing health care system sustains teachers' interest in developing students' thinking abilities at all levels of nursing education. Although significant effort has been directed toward developing efficient and effective strategies to teach thinking, this study explores the underlying assumptions embedded in any(More)
To meet the challenges of rapidly changing health care systems, teacher-scholars are rethinking conventional approaches to education and developing new pedagogies that offer new ways of thinking about and using current approaches. The practices, strategies, and assumptions of teaching and learning that are now taken for granted are being challenged,(More)
Reforming nursing education to meet contemporary challenges in educational and clinical environments is needed through the development and implementation of new pedagogies. Nancy Diekelmann is advancing the science of nursing education by describing a new phenomenological pedagogy, Narrative Pedagogy, identified through interpretive research in nursing(More)
This study was conducted as part of a research course in which new partnerships with area citizens and community-driven programs of research were developed. Working together, the teachers, students, and citizens were able to document their practical knowledge through conducting a study of the lived experiences of chronic illness using Heideggerian(More)
BACKGROUND Much has been published related to the epistemology of Heideggerian hermeneutic research. We seek to reveal insights from our experience of enacting such research. OBJECTIVE To articulate the lived experience of 'doing' Heideggerian hermeneutic research. DESIGN The authors of this paper shared their experiences with the primary author towards(More)
The proportion of older adults in the population is rapidly increasing, and this trend is expected to continue. Because more than half of all new graduates eligible to enter the nursing workforce are prepared in associate degree (AD) programs, it is critical these new nurses are well prepared to care for older adults. This study examined how the care of(More)
Teachers and educational researchers in nursing have persisted in their attempts to teach students critical thinking and to evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts. Yet, despite the plethora of studies investigating critical thinking, there is a paucity of research providing evidence that teachers' efforts improve students' thinking. The purpose of this(More)