Month: June 2009

6,000 and Counting!

NursingWriting has just surpassed its six-thousandth visit since its July 2008 inauguration, thanks to you. We are grateful to the many journal editors who have submitted calls for submissions to us and to the many nurse writers (both scholarly research writers and creative personal writers) who have visited and commented. Usage stats for the past … Continue reading 6,000 and Counting!

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How To: Lit Reviews

A brief article "The Literature Review" by Nancy Rivenburgh, associate professor of communication at the University of Washington, in the Mentor Memo feature of Inside Higher Ed for June 10, 2009, offers a concise explanation of the purposes of this genre and some guidelines for writing a lit review. Readers also offer some helpful advice … Continue reading How To: Lit Reviews

Chronicle: NIH Is Deluged With 21,000 Grant Applications for Stimulus Funds

According to a report in today's Chronicle of Higher Education: The National Institutes of Health has received about 21,000 applications for its main category of grants through the federal economic-stimulus measure, both thrilling and overwhelming agency reviewers responsible for evaluating the proposals and distributing the money. “The response has been extraordinary,” Antonio Scarpa, director of … Continue reading Chronicle: NIH Is Deluged With 21,000 Grant Applications for Stimulus Funds

CFS: Mental Health/Inpatient & Acute Care

Issues in Mental Health Nursing seeks submissions for a special issue: Inpatient/Acute Care Psychiatric Environments Manuscripts are being sought on contemporary issues in the area of inpatient/acute care psychiatric environments. Potential topics of interest include care quality, patient or family-centered care, psychiatric/mental health nursing workforce issues, consumer or patient perspectives, violence, and seclusion and restraint. … Continue reading CFS: Mental Health/Inpatient & Acute Care

APA HIV/AIDS Cyber Mentors/Proteges

The American Psychological Association (APA) Office on AIDS is currently seeking qualified mentors and mentees to participate in a two-year, distance-learning, mentorship program designed to prepare doctoral-level behavioral and social scientists for careers as independent researchers in the area of HIV/AIDS and communities of color. The deadline for application materials is June 15, 2009. This … Continue reading APA HIV/AIDS Cyber Mentors/Proteges