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From vocational college to university: How one group of nurses experienced the transition
(Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research, 2010)
This qualitative descriptive study explored Post LPN to BN students' perceptions of their studies at a Canadian University. Kelly's (1955/1991) Psychology of Personal Constructs was the theoretical framework for this three ...
Facilitating Constructivist Learning Environments Using Mind Maps and Concept Maps as Advance Organizers
(ournal for the Practical Application of Constructivist Theory in Education, 2013)
Constructivist learning environments, where facilitators build on what learners already know, are grounded in instructional scaffolding. Advance organizers such as mind maps and concept maps are scaffolds that provide ...
Online Interest Groups: Virtual Gathering Spaces to Promote Graduate Student Interaction
(International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 2012)
This article discusses a 15 month educational innovation project, the objective of which was to investigate the perceptions of health profession students about their participation in a program-wide virtual community gathering ...
Perfectionism and Depression: Vulnerabilities Nurses Need to Understand
Striving for excellence is an admirable goal. Adaptive or healthy perfectionism can drive ambition and lead to extraordinary accomplishments. High-achieving people often show signs of perfectionism. However, maladaptive, ...
Relocation stress in long term care: How staff can help
(Canadian Nursing Home, 2013)
Relocating can be stressful and even traumatic for older adults, particularly when the relocation is involuntary. Reports that relocating older people is detrimental to their wellbeing, health and survival are well ...
Developmental disabilities co-occurring with Mental illness
(Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Research Partnership Program, 2013)
Immunizing Children Who Fear and Resist Needles: Is it a Problem for Nurses?
(Nursing Forum, 2010)
Despite increasing evidence that immunization procedures can be stressful for children, little is known about what the experience of immunizing frightened and needle resistant children can be like for nurses. This article ...
CV - Dr. Virginia Vandall-Walker
Paternal postpartum depression: How can nurses help?
(Contemporary Nurse, 2010)
Men’s emotional health can be overlooked during their partner’s pregnancy and throughout the fi rst postpartum year. Postpartum depression, once expected only in new mothers, is now estimated to occur in 4–25% of new ...
How to uncover post-stroke depression.
(Nursing made Incredibly Easy!, 2010)
Often undetected, post-stroke depression occurs in at least one-third of stroke survivors. Nurses can help by recognizing and responding to patients who become depressed after experiencing a stroke. We fill you in ...