This collection houses materials created by experienced nurses who are faculty, mentors, topic experts, leaders, and educators. The broad range of materials are intended to offer guidance and instruction to nursing students, novice nurses, less-experienced peers, or those nurses simply wishing to learn more about a variety of topics.

Materials do not undergo peer review upon submission, acceptance, and posting to this repository. Refer to the Review Type and Acquisition Type listed in each item record to determine the vetting standard that has been applied.

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  • ELNEC final hours of life supplemental materials 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium; Ferrell, Betty Rolling (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
    Nurses new to caring for patients who are actively dying during the COVID-19 pandemic may need educational support to be aware of the signs and symptoms during final hours of life. Physical, psychological, social and ...
  • Caring for older adults in long-term care during the pandemic for licensed and unlicensed nursing staff 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium; Ferrell, Betty Rolling (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
    Licensed and unlicensed nursing staff in long-term care settings are trying to provide the best care possible for older adults during the coronavirus pandemic. This resource offers staff the Center for Disease Control (CDC) ...
  • ELNEC COVID-19 meditation/mindfulness information 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium; Ferrell, Betty Rolling (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
    Nurses are facing a great deal of stress caring for patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Meditation and mindfulness practices can help alleviate stress. This infographic outlines a number of helpful apps that can ...
  • Creating joy & resilience in times of uncertainty 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium; Long, Carol O. (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
    Caring for older adults in long-term care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic is extremely challenging. Staff in long-term care are facing fears associated with the pandemic spread, grief associated with patient ...
  • ELNEC- COVID-19 communication resource guide: An APRN telephone death notification to family tool 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium; Ferrell, Betty Rolling (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
    Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are having to notify family members of patients with COVID-19 about the patient's death by telephone. This can be quite difficult if the APRN is not comfortable making the call. ...
  • ELNEC final hours: Adapted for COVID-19 crisis 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium; Farrell, Betty (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
    The coronavirus pandemic has made care of patients and their families during the final hours of life uniquely challenging. Families are often not able to be with their loved ones during the end of their lives. Nurses are ...
  • ELNEC COVID-19 communication resource guide: Supporting a new graduate nurse colleague 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
    Transition from student to clinical practice as a new registered nurse can be overwhelming. The coronavirus pandemic has compounded the usual stressors and puts new graduates at high risk for stress, compassion fatigue and ...
  • Exercise & spiritual practice for stress reduction, health and well-being 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
    Nurses caring for patients with serious illness must take care of themselves in order to be able to care for others. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged nurses in ways they have never faced before. Taking care of oneself ...
  • COVID-19: Loss, grief and bereavement information 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
    Patient deaths from COVID-19 have been very difficult for families who are unable to be with loved ones during their dying process and at the time of death. Nurses at the bedside are providing support and fostering hope ...
  • ELNEC COVID-19 communication resource guide: Helping families saying goodbye virtually to loved ones in the nursing home and hospital 

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium; Ferrell, Betty Rolling (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020-08-13)
    Helping family members say goodbye to loved ones who are dying in the hospital or nursing home is difficult in the best circumstances. With COVID-19, visitation is often not allowed and family have to say goodbye using ...
  • A pain & pain management course enhanced by liberal arts content 

    Byma, Elizabeth
    Background: Pain affects millions and is associated with negative outcomes. Educating baccalaureate students from a variety of majors regarding pain will place persons in society that are familiar with the complex, ...
  • Research Fables: No. 10 Wizard of IRB 

    Grace, Jeanne T.
    I started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying ...
  • Research Fables: No. 06 The Triads of Little Pigs 

    Grace, Jeanne T.
    I started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying ...
  • Research Fables: No. 05 The Princess and the P-value 

    Grace, Jeanne T.
    I started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying ...
  • Research Fables: No. 01 Snow White and the 7 Threats to Validity 

    Grace, Jeanne T.
    I started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying ...
  • Research Fables: No. 09 Sleeping Beauty 

    Grace, Jeanne T.
    I started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying ...
  • Research Fables: No. 04 Report to the Great Pumpkin 

    Grace, Jeanne T.
    I started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying ...
  • Research Fables: No. 08 Little Red Research Student 

    Grace, Jeanne T.
    I started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying ...
  • Research Fables: No. 02 The Hunch-test of Notre Dame 

    Grace, Jeanne T.
    I started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying ...
  • Research Fables: No. 03 Goldilocks and the 3 Levels of Data 

    Grace, Jeanne T.
    I started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying ...

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