This collection contains books and book contributions authored by faculty of the College of Nursing.
Charlene A. Winters, Heidi A. Mennenga, Robin Brown, Beth Walstrom, and Linda Burdette
Heidi A. Mennenga, Robin Brown, Beth Walstrom, and Linda Burdette co-authored chapter 12, "Using RNs in in Primary Care: Opportunities and Challenges for Rural Clinics."
This chapter explores the topic of using registered nurses (RNs) in primary care. Many primary care clinics, particularly in rural settings, are struggling with having an adequate number of healthcare providers. RNs provide a unique set of clinical and management skills, and when these skills are used to the fullest potential, the outcomes lead to better primary care teams and improved patient care. There are many benefits to utilizing RNs in the primary care setting, however, there are also several challenges that need to be overcome. The chapter discusses these opportunities and challenges along with implications for leaders and nurses in the practice setting and the academic environment to encourage the use of RNs in primary care.
Charlene A. Winters, Helen J. Lee, Marilyn A. Swan, Barbara B. Hobbs, K. M. Reeder, Victoria Britson, and Mary Kay Nissen
Marilyn A. Swan and Barbara B. Hobbs co-authored chapter 6, "Lack of Anonymity: Changes for the 21st Century."
K.M. Reeder, Victoria Britson, and Mary Kay Nissen co-authored chapter 11 "Telehealth in Rural Nursing Practice."
"The newly revised fifth edition of this authoritative classic continues to be the only text to focus specifically on rural nursing concepts, theory, research, practice, education, public health, and healthcare delivery from a national and international perspective. Updated with 22 new chapters, these additions expand upon the rural nursing theory base and research. Content delves into the life of rural nurses, addressing their unique day-to-day challenges of living without anonymity, often acting as the sole healthcare provider, and establishing self-reliance as a nurse generalist. New chapters provide information on unique populations, such as veterans and Native Americans, as well as specific types of care, such as palliative nursing, bereavement support, substance abuse treatment, and much more."
Colette Foisy-Doll; Kim Leighton; T. Atz; and Trisha Leann Horsley PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE
Setting out to design a nursing simulation program or to improve one already in place?
Drawing on the personal experiences of experts and pioneers in the field, Simulation Champions: Fostering Courage, Caring, and Connection offers the practical information needed to deal with the real challenges of creating or improving a simulation program, along with detailed information on the change management and leadership skills needed for success. Whether you are building a nursing simulation program from the ground up or are seeking to improve an existing program, you will find the information and tools you need to develop strategies for adoption, maintenance, and evaluation, including coverage of important considerations, such as physical space, budget, curriculum and human resources.
Charlene A. Winters, Lori Hendrickx, Heidi A. Mennenga, and Laurie J. Johansen
The fourth edition of the only text to focus on nursing concepts, theory, and practice in rural settings continues to provide comprehensive and evidence-based information to nursing educators, researchers, and policy-makers. The book presents a wealth of new information that expands upon the rural nursing theory base and greatly adds to our understanding of current rural health care issues. It retains seminal chapters that consider theory and practice, client and cultural perspectives, response to illness, and community roles in sustaining good health. Authored by contributors from the United States, Canada, and Australia, the text examines rural health issues from a national and international perspective.