Faculty Appraisals and Experiences in Switching to Online Teaching-Learning as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Patricia Benner, RN, PhD, FAAN copyright February 9, 2021 EducatingNurses.com surveyed educators to discover the major challenges and experiential learning from moving classes online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 290 Faculty respondents indicated there was little preparation time, prior experience, and almost no infrastructure for online course design and delivery, except for pre-existing Learning …

Revisiting: Rationing Urgent Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic. What Happens When Hospitals Run out of Emergency Rescue Equipment.

UPDATE 12/29/20: Unfortunately, our national numbers have worsened since April 2020, when we first posted these articles. Our hospitals in many cities are in a crisis due to a shortage of beds, ventilators, and other emergency equipment. The hard questions posed in this newsletter are still asked each day and will continue through the winter. We endorse the ethical stance that …

Finding Teaching-Learning Opportunities in the Current Crisis of COVID-19 and the Demand for Online Nursing Education

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN Copyright October 14, 2020 The current demand for online learning in the COVID-19 pandemic generates opportunities through growth, innovation, and new insights spawned by changes. There are also challenges and hardships. We have a widespread call for change and innovation in moving nursing education online and to screen-based learning. To …

COVID-19 Spotlight on Nursing and the Role of Art as a Moral Source for Empathy, Imagination and Caring

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN EducatingNurses.com, copyright May 10, 2020 The 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale finds nursing under the COVID-19 spotlight. While it will take years to capture and absorb what this time has meant, I encourage nurses on the front line to tell their stories; clarify and record their experiences. Rather than try to protect …

The Growing Conversation and Controversy on Rationing Urgent Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic — A Teaching-Learning Resource

UPDATE 12/28/20: Unfortunately, our national numbers haven’t improved since April 2020, when we first posted this article. Our hospitals in many cities are in a crisis. The hard questions posed in this newsletter are still asked each day and will continue through the winter.  ?RATIONING CARE has begun in Southern California w/ 0% ICU beds in many …