Andrea Warner Stidham, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio and is the Editorial Assistant for OJIN. Her clinical experiences include adult and pediatric psychiatric/mental health nursing and neonatal intensive care nursing. Andrea received her BSN and MSN from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and her PhD from the Joint PhD in Nursing from Kent State University and the University of Akron. Her research interests and authored articles focus on healing from trauma, including posttraumatic growth, for survivors of sexual violence, HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women, and spouses of deployed U.S. service members. Other areas interests include stress and coping in U.S. and international BSN students, disaster preparedness education and nursing informatics.
The five articles in this OJIN topic discuss a variety of aspects related to practice and education in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Overview and Summary
- Challenges in Clinical Nurse Specialist Education and Practice
Jan Foster, PhD, APRN, CNS; Sonya Flanders, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN (May 31, 2014)
- Barriers to NP Practice that Impact Healthcare Redesign
Debra Hain, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC; Laureen M. Fleck, PhD, FNP-BC, CDE, FAANP (May 31, 2014)
- Education and Practice Barriers for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Debra P. Malina, CRNA, DNSc, MBA, ARNP; Janice J. Izlar, CRNA, DNAP (May 31, 2014)
- Midwifery Practice and Education: Current Challenges and Opportunities
Deborah Walker, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN; Barbara Lannen, MSN, CNM; Debra Rossie, MS, CNM (May 31, 2014)
- Addressing Issues Impacting Advanced Nursing Practice Worldwide
Ruth Kleinpell; Andrew Scanlon; Denise Hibbert; Freda DeKeyser Ganz; Linda East; Debbie Fraser; Frances Kam Yuet Wong; Michelle Beauchesne (May 31, 2014)