CFS: IJ Nursing Ed Scholarship

The International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship (IJNES) is the first fully electronic peer-reviewed journal in which original papers on nursing education issues and research are published. The Journal is a member of the Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress). The Editors and Editorial Board are fully committed to maintaining excellence in the quality and scientific rigor of the articles they recommend for publication. Papers involving theory, research, innovations, issues and perspectives about nursing education, as well as responses to articles are published in IJNES. The contents of IJNES will be available at affordable subscription costs only through the Internet to faculty, practitioners, students, and libraries. The Journal takes full advantage of electronic media from submission, through review, to publication. Authors are encouraged to use digital technologies to enhance their submissions. The web-based publishing environment supports the inclusion of video-clips, sound bites, supplementary tables, or even hypertext links to other sites as needed while maintaining efficiency, affordability, and global accessibility. The rapid turnaround from submission to publication, with the possibility of direct but anonymous communication about the publication with the reviewer, allows timely publication of work. If you are interested in being considered as a possible reviewer for manuscripts submitted to IJNES, please complete the reviewer registration form. Further information at:

CFP: AACN Conferences

Calls for proposals from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Faculty Practice Pre-Conference – February 20-21, 2013

Call for Abstracts:

Deadline: December 12, 2012


Master’s Education Conference – February 21-23, 2013

Call for Abstracts:

Deadline: December 12, 2012


Hot Issues Conference – April 11-13, 2013

Call for Abstracts:

Deadline: January 25, 2013


CFP: SERI Conferences

The South-East Research Institute is now accepting submissions for upcoming conferences. SERI conferences bring together academics, health care professionals, industrials, entrepreneurs and business leaders to share news, views and developments and to analyze strategic developments in health care administration, business and technology, to disseminate scientific discovery to promote innovation and inspire change. The conferences offer opportunities to develop practical skills, debate important issues, exchange ideas and interact with your peers. Within two weeks of receiving your paper we will email you a notification of acceptance or rejection. If accepted, additional conference and registration-specific information will be included. All accepted papers are double-blind, peer reviewed and will be published in our conference proceedings (unless otherwise requested).

Huntington Beach, California – July 28 & 29, 2011. Final Papers/Abstracts are due by July 7, 2011. Conference Registration Fees must be received by July 1, 2011. Topics at the Conference will include:

  • Innovation in Nursing Education and Practices
  • Advances in Nursing Management
  • The Business of Healthcare
  • Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues in Business and Healthcare
  • Technology in Business
  • Financing of Healthcare

Submit papers to by July 7, 2011. Please visit  for submission guidelines  

Washington, D.C.- September 1 & 2, 2011. Final Papers/Abstracts are due by August 11, 2011. Conference Registration Fees must be received by August 4, 2011. Topics at the Conference will include:

  • Innovation in Nursing Education and Practices
  • Advances in Nursing Management
  • The Business of Healthcare
  • Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues in Business and Healthcare
  • Technology in Business
  • Financing of Healthcare

Submit papers to  by August 11, 2011. Please visit  for submission guidelines

CFS: Nursing Ed (Contemporary Nurse)

A special issue of Contemporary Nurse, Volume 38, Issue 1 (April 2011). Edited by Professor Debra Jackson, University of Western Sydney, Australia and Professor Roger Watson, University of Sheffield, UK and Professor Tom Mason, University of Chester, UK

Papers are invited for this special second edition of Contemporary Nurse devoted to Advances in Nurse Education. Topics may include, but need not be limited to:

  • The art and practice of nurse education
  • Clinical education in nursing
  • Meeting the needs of diverse student groups
  • Nurse education technologies, such as on-line learning, blended learning, and high fidelity simulation
  • Approaches to curriculum development and reform
  • Workforce issues in nurse education
  • Indigenous perspectives in nurse education
  • Preparing nurses for multicultural practice
  • Advanced practice nurse education
  • Nursing and interdisciplinary education
  • The concept of lifelong learning in nursing
  • Ethical aspects of nurse education
  • Historical influences on contemporary nurse education
  • Integrating consumer perspectives in nurse education
  • Postgraduate education in nursing
  • Ongoing professional development in nursing
  • Graduate experiences and transition
  • Research higher degree supervision and training
  • Doctoral education in nursing

Authors should observe Author Guidelines at  and submit electronically via  indicating in the cover email that it is for the Special Issue of Contemporary Nurse on Nursing Education – 2E. All submissions will be subject to double blind peer review.

Closing date for submissions: 31 October 2010

CFP: Enhancing Nursing Ed (Conference)


Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the 2010 Conference on Enhancing Nursing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting: What do we know and how do we move forward? will be held October 19-21, 2010 in Arlington, VA. This working-group conference will bring together today’s nursing education and practice thought leaders to share best practices and insights regarding academic-practice partnerships, clinical faculty expansion and development, and non-traditional practice settings. Individuals are invited to submit abstracts for presentation that describe new knowledge or lessons learned based on the following themes: Building effective educational-clinical partnerships; clinicians as faculty members; and strengthening clinical skills and clinical education. Abstracts may address evidence-based practice, quality improvement, clinical reasoning/critical thinking, and other areas. The conference will include presentations, posters, and facilitated roundtable sessions. Conference abstracts – which must be no more than 500 words – are due by 5:00 pm PST (8:00 pm EST) on August 2, 2010. For details, including how to submit abstracts, contact Aram Dobalian at .

CFS: J of Nursing Law

The Journal of Nursing Law addresses issues of concern to lawyers, nurses, policy makers, and ethicists. It is the only journal analyzing nursing law relating to nursing practice, education, and administration. Emphasis is placed on emerging trends in the law with suggestions for how nurses and lawyers can influence these trends. Our audience includes nurse attorneys, bioethicists, legislators, practicing nurses, nurse educators, and nurse administrators. Official journal of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys. Visit Journal of Nursing Law Online to view recent issues or subscribe:  or

Inside Higher Ed: Nursing Ed Slows

Reported today in Inside Higher Ed, findings of a National League for Nursing (NLN) report:

The recent boom in nursing education is finally showing some signs of slowing, according to a new comprehensive survey of nursing schools — but not necessarily for lack of student interest. Rather, as a result of the recession, many programs report that there are not enough hospital and clinical spots for them to expand to meet the still-high demand.

The article, “Nursing Education Slows,” is freely available on line, as is the NLN report, Nursing Data Review: Academic Year 2007-2008.

Carnegie Foundation: Nurse Education, Radical Transformation

Widely reported in higher education media is the release of a new report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation. (This link will take readers to a summary of the report’s findings and recommendations.)

Analysis may be found in “Carnegie Foundation Calls for ‘Radical Transformation’ of Nursing Education” by Peter Schmidt (Chronicle of Higher Education, available to subscribers) and in “Nursing Tug of War” by David Moltz (Inside Higher Ed, an open-access publication).

Among the more interesting (and, in some instances controversial) recommendations:

  • Require the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for entry to practice; develop local articulation programs to ensure a smooth, timely transition from the Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); and develop more Associate’s Degree in Nursing (AND) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs.
  • Develop teaching methods that keep students focused on the patient’s experience.
  • Vary the means of assessing student performance.
  • Promote and support learning the skills of inquiry and research.
  • Redesign the ethics curricula.
  • Include teacher education courses in master’s and doctoral programs.
  • Support educators in learning how to use “narrative” strategies.
  • Change the requirements for licensure: The Boards of Registered Nurses should require graduates who pass the NCLEX-RN examination (one of two licensure examinations) after 2012 to earn a master’s degree within ten years.

CFA: NLN Education Summit 2010

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited for presentation at the National League of Nursing Education Summit 2010, the premier conference for nursing faculty that is attended by approximately 1,500 individuals from all types of programs in the U.S. and other countries. The Summit offers many exciting features, including a keynote address, three plenary sessions, numerous exhibits, 60 posters, 84 concurrent sessions, an awards banquet, the induction of fellows into the Academy of Nursing Education, the presentation of Centers of Excellence schools and grant/scholarship recipients, and the annual faculty, business, and town hall meetings. It is a time for nurse educators and leaders to network and share innovative practices, educational research findings, creative approaches to teaching and evaluation, and ideas on collaborating to achieve excellence in nursing education.

Full details at:

Personal Narratives & Healthcare Education

An interesting article posted on the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine Web site, Inviting in the Life World: Illness Narratives and Personal and Creative Writing in Medical Education, by Jessica Singer Early and Meredith DeCosta. The abstract reads:

This paper shares a historical framework for understanding the inclusion of literature and creative writing courses in medical schools around the world. Furthermore, it examines how these two instructional approaches teach significantly different perspectives about the role of doctors in relation to their patients. More specifically, the recent use of patient and doctor narratives and personal and creative writing in medical courses represents an important pedagogical shift in medical training to include more of the life world of patients and doctors.

Replace the words “doctor” and “medicine” with “nurse” and “nursing” and the point still pertains.


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