NSM and Education (1998)

Lowry, L. (Ed.) (1998). The Neuman systems model and nursing education: Teaching strategies and outcomes. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International Center Nursing Press.

This significant work reflects the growing concern of educators about how to appropriately educate the beginning nurse.  There is a dearth of literature on curricular planning, teaching strategies, and longitudinal evaluation illutrating the use of nursing models for basic nursing education programs.

The monograph fulfills the longstanding need for sharing specific processes used by experienced nurse educators in educational programming with the Neuman Systems Model.  How exciting it is to learn of the many creative teaching strategies used by these nurse educators!  They are to be commended for sharing their success to benefit both novice and experienced educators in this challenging era of curricular revolution.  Many of these processes could enhance the application of other models, as well.  It has long been my view that beginning level nurse educaiton programs should be based on nursing models so that students can benefit from knowing the "big picture" and learning important nursing concepts that cna maximize future learning activities.  

Table of Contents

Contributors     7
Foreword     9
Acknowledgements     11
Preface     13


Chapter 1: Creating Teaching and Effective Evaluation     17

Lois W. Lowry

Chapter 2: Overview of Strategies that Integrate the Neuman Systems Model, Critical Thinking, and Cooperative Learning     31

Opal A. Freiburger

Chapter 3: Evaluation in Nursing: History. Models, and Neuman's Framework     37

Grace G. Newsom and Lois W. Lowry


Chapter 4: Critical Thinking, the Neuman Systems Model, and Associate Degree Education     53

Sarah J. Beckman, Sanna Boxley-Harges, Cheryl Vruick-Sorge, and Juditch Eichenauer

Chapter 5: Creative Teaching Strategies in a Neuman Based Baccalaureate Curriculum     59

Priscilla Busch and Martha H. Lunch

Chapter 6: Critical Thinking Strategies for Family and Community Client Systems     71

Janet S. Hassell

Chapter 7: The Neuman Systems Model, Critical Thinking, and Cooperative Learning in a Nursing Issues Course     79

Opal A. Freiburger

Chapter 8: Teaching Culturally Competent Care: A Korean-American Experience     85

Nahn Joo Chang and Barbara T. Freese

Chapter 9: Community Health Nursing: Keystone of Baccalaureate Education     91

Ann R. Weitzel and Kathryn C. Wood

Chapter 10: Primary Prevention in an Associate of Science Curriculum     99

Rita Sutherland and Donna L. Forrest

Chapter 11: The Neuman Systems Model in Advanced Practice Nursing     109

Patricia R. Nuttall, Eleanor M. Stittich, and Filomena C. Flores


Chapter 12: Fourth Generation Evaluation and the Neuman Systems Model     117

Bronwynne C. Evans

Chapter 13: Clinical Evaluation: The Heart of Clinical Performance     129

Victoria Strickland Seng

Chapter 14: NSM-Based Care as an NLN Program Evaluation Outcome     135

Barbara T. Freese and Carol J. Scales

Chapter 15: Efficacy of the Neuman Systems Model as a Curriculum Framework: A Longitudinal Study     139

Lois W. Lowry

Chapter 16: Evaluation Modalities for Assessing Student and Program Outcomes     149

Sarah J. Beckman, Sanna Boxley-Harges, Cheryl Bruick-Sorge, and Judith Eichnaur

Chapter 17: Development and Renewal of Faculty for Neuman-Based Teaching     161

Lois W. Lowry, Sarah Beckman, Barbara T. Freese, and Rita Sutherland

Chapter 18: Vision, Values, and Verities     167

Lois W. Lowry

Appendix     175