Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators.
Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators
by Sharon Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF, and Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF; Sndbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012; 308 pages, $64.95 (soft cover)
Nurse educators can no longer depend on how they were taught in their own nursing education programs. With the emergence of evidence-based practice and learner-centered classroom teaching methods, nurse educators are challenged to meet the needs of learners in a variety of settings and ensure their teaching practices are based on evidence and science.
Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators embraces the importance of scientific, empirical evidence as the foundation for teaching nursing and health care skills. This book effectively covers what a nurse educator must do to become proficient in evidence-based teaching. The authors cover a wide range of material, including the role of the academician, ethics in teaching, and the connection between evidence-based practice and nursing education. They also include detailed descriptions of classroom and online activities, clinical experiences, and program evaluation related to evidence-based teaching. The multiple-choice questions and rationales for the correct answers at the end of each chapter provide the reader with an excellent bank of questions regarding evidence-based practice.
This book guides nurse educators through the process of understanding how to critically appraise relevant nursing content and how to engage different generations of learners in the learning process. Today, nurses are met with well-informed health care consumers who expect safe, quality care and treatments that have been proven to be effective. The authors urge faculty "to integrate the best-known teaching/educational strategies with clinical experience and students' values to ensure the knowledge level is appropriate and of high standards."
This well-written book is an excellent resource for novice as well as seasoned nurse educators. It truly provides a strong foundation for evidence-based teaching in nursing.
reviewed by Rosemary Macy, PhD, RN, associate professor and simulation faculty expert, Boise State University School of Nursing, Boise, Idaho