If you're in the mood for a nurse-themed ghost story, try Ellen Glasgow's "The Shadowy Third." As described in a brief synopsis: "In 'The Shadowy Third' the first-person narrator, Miss Randolph, is employed as Mrs. Maradick's nurse by her husband Doctor Maradick. Miss Randolph comes to see Mrs. Maradick as a victim and not as … Continue reading Ghost Story
Month: October 2017
Seniors in their final semester take a survey of American nursing's history -- Nursing's Past as Prologue -- encountering objects and documents from the Dolan Collection, including nursing uniforms of the past. UConn Nursing Uniforms
The proliferation of online open-access journals has added new complexity to the already difficult task of identifying and submitting manuscripts to journals (especially in fields where a peer-reviewed journal article is the gold standard). This web site, prepared by Carolyn Mills (UConn Libraries), is very helpful: http://guides.lib.uconn.edu/journaleval/gettingstarted
Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (PHP) advances pedagogy through contributions in areas such as curriculum and course/program design, assessment, and administration relevant to teaching and learning. The content of the journal is especially relevant to instructors or trainers who provide continuing professional education in the broad arena of health promotion … Continue reading CFS: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Oermann et al. (2016) report on a systematic study of predatory open-access nursing journals: "There were 140 predatory nursing journals from 75 publishers. Most journals were new, having been inaugurated in the past 1 to 2 years. One important finding was that many journals only published one or two volumes and then either ceased publishing … Continue reading Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals
A fine editorial by Dr. Karen Morin, RN, FAAN, has some good advice for nurse authors: Pay attention to reviewers! Morin describes reviewers' pet peeves (lack of conceptual congruency, poorly written manuscripts, limited reviews of the literature) and provides suggestions (offer something new and important, get peer review of drafts prior to submission, follow instructions … Continue reading Listen to Reviewers!