students should not be full of stress and confusion about becoming a
nurse. Why the mystification? We need to show students how to be a nurse
by treating them as we do our patients: with love, compassion, respect,
and enthusiasm for their success!" -Dr. Katie Love
Empowered Holistic Nursing Education
Dr. Katie Love
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The 5 principles of EHNE and suggestions for
Techniques for Implementation
What knowledge and experience does the student
identity, privilege, and assumptions of the teacher.
the students know about a topic at the beginning of every class.
Consider how the topic is approached by
different groups of people.
What is the environment, internal and external,
that impacts a student’s ability to learn?
student’s readiness to learn, support system, and barriers to learning.
context of a student such as cultural perspective, and learning needs.
Address power structures in the educational
institution that reflect bias, discrimination, or assumptions.
How can we experience our connection to one
of self in student-teacher interactions to foster safe space and caring
students to learn from and support one another.
Co-create rules for communication.
How do we nurture ourselves to be able to
techniques to students to decrease stress and anxiety, and improve wellness.
practices can be incorporated into the teacher’s personal life.
Role model to students by sharing experiences
Meet Them Where They Are
How is teaching responsive to the diverse
learning needs of students?
to relevant real life examples by exploring power structures, current events,
and social justice.
based on where their needs are by integrate examples based on the prior
knowledge, culture, and experience.
Acknowledge other events in the student’s life
that may need to be processed before learning can continue.
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Nursing Education: Rehearsing to be change agents. Journal of Learning Through the Arts. 8(1). http://escholarship.org/uc/item/4wr3c05w#page-1
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The Critical Research Evaluation Tool (CRET): Teaching and
Learning to evaluate research for cultural competence. Nursing
Education Perspectives, 38(5), 286-287.
Love, K. (2018)
Assessing Attitudes of Nursing Pedagogy: An Instrument based
on the midrange theory of Empowered Holistic Nursing Education. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 26(2), in print, pages unknown.
K. (Accepted for publication, 2018) Empowered Holistic Nursing Education (EHNE)
as the philosophical framework for an RN-BS program: A six-year impact
evaluation study. Nursing Education