Resources

Articles and Publications About NMNEC
2021, July (online)
2021 September-October
Journal of Professional Nursing
Authors: Liesveld, J., Leon, T., Petrovic, K., Grohman, S., & Wright, M.

The COVID-19 pandemic created an upheaval for nursing faculty teaching students in both didactic and clinical settings. From the intense disruption, opportunities for creative endeavors emerged. Program directors from a consortium of 12 nursing schools met remotely for problem-solving and support. Rich text from minutes of nine program director meetings were analyzed. Aims of our project included identifying challenges that nurse educators encountered during the pandemic, demonstrating benefits of a university and community college partnership model, and informing nurse educators of innovative outcomes that originated from our project. Thematic analysis of meeting minutes revealed four categories: timing and urgency; collaboration, preparation, and teaching; altruism; and what we learned. Further themes were identified from each of the categories. Innovative outcomes were identified from the text including creation of website teaching resources and development of a computer based clinical checklist. Implications for future nursing education included that computer- based simulation will continue to be embedded in nursing curricula. Also, the need for nursing faculty to remain technologically savvy to deliver trailblazing online pedagogies will prominently continue. We conclude that the synergistic collaboration of nursing program directors can have momentous outcomes for support and success of nursing programs.

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2021, Apr, May, June
Author: Canfield, S.
Article published in the New Mexico Nurses Association in the New Mexico Nurse. Article focuses on Nursing Professional Development but there is a brief mention of NMNEC with NMNEC Concepts Model.
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2021, January
Authors: Grohman, S., Leon, T., Liesveld, J., Petrovic, K., & Wright, M.
Poster presented at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 2020 – 2021 Education Days Conference – Thriving Through Disruption
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2021, January
Author: Wright, M.
Poster presented at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 2020 – 2021 Education Days Conference – Thriving Through Disruption
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2020, October
Authors: Richmond, J., Issa, C.
Paper published with presentation at the 13th Annual Mentoring Conference: High-Quality Connections hosted by the University of New Mexico (UNM) Mentoring Institute. It describes a Circulating RN Training Program (CRNTP) developed by University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH) Main OR Unit-Based Educators that was inspired by NMNEC pre-licensure RN concept-based curriculum.
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2020, September
Authors: Gutierrez, J., Liesveld, J., Wright, M.
Article published in the New Mexico Board of Nursing’s Summer 2020 Nursing News and Views
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2020, August
2021, January
Author: Wright, M.
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2020, August
Authors: Grohman, S., Leon, T.,  Liesveld, J., Petrovic, K.
Poster presented at the 2020 Nurse Tim Nuts & Bolts Conference
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2020, August
Authors: Cates, D., Daykin, S., Hendrix, M., Kelly, L. S., Leon, T., Petrovic, K.,  Rohr, J.,  Tewart, T.
Poster presented at the 2020 Nurse Tim Nuts & Bolts Conference
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2020, January-February
Author: Mariah Stewart
Article includes University of New Mexico College of Nursing (NMNEC nursing program) and includes mention of NMNEC.
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2019, October
Authors: Liesveld, J., Wright, M., Dakin, B.
Poster presented at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 2019 Education Day on NMNEC progress in 10 years.
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2018, November
Author: Wright, M.
Poster presented at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2018 Baccalaureate Conference on how NMNEC committees, task-forces, staff, and Leadership Council support the work of the consortium.
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2018, October.

Authors: Liesveld, J., Wright, M., & Dakin, B.

Poster for University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 2018 Education Day on value of building BSN partnerships with community colleges through the NMNEC model.

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Building multiple pathways for nursing education

2018, October-November. The New Mexico Nurse.

Authors: Dakin, B., Ezzell, S., and Scarbrough, J.

Addition of LPN pathway and an RN-to-BSN pathway to the statewide pre-licensure common RN curriculum.

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2018, July
Author: Wright, M.
Poster presented at Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Conference on NMNEC program evaluation.
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2018, July 11.
Editorial in Albuquerque Journal in support of funding for NMNEC.
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NM nursing consortium facing dearth of funding

2018, July 6. Albuquerque Journal

Article on NMNEC funding needs.

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Outcomes of academic progression in nursing: New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) university/community college partnerships

2017, November

Authors: Liesveld, J., Reinhardt, A., & Dakin, B.

Poster presented at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2017 Baccalaureate Conference on how NMNEC contributed to goals of the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) in New Mexico.

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Community colleges and universities educating co-enrolled BSN/ADN students: How to partner for extraordinary outcomes

2017, November

Authors: Liesveld, J., Reinhardt, A., & Dakin, B.

Poster presented at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2017 Baccalaureate Conference on how to build university/community college partnerships based on the NMNEC model.

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Changes in New Mexico nursing education: Highlights of the 2016 academic survey

2017. New Mexico Board of Nursing.

Summary of results of 2016 survey conducted by NMNEC which highlights changes in nursing education from 2012 to 2016.

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Innovation in academic progression: Progress of New Mexico nursing education consortium model

2017, September/October. Journal of Professional Nursing.National League for Nursing (NLN).

Authors: Landen, J., Evans-Prior, D.,  Dakin, B., and Liesveld, J.

This article describes the NMNEC model, challenges and opportunities associated with implementation, current program outcomes, and factors that have  contributed to NMNEC’s success. Also discussed are future steps for sustainability and growth as NMNEC continues in its commitment to meeting the IOM challenge.

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2017, May

Author: Scarbrough, J. (WNMU)

Short video produced with a diversity grant from NMNEC about men in nursing. Contains casual conversations with men who work in nursing.

Intended audience is middle and senior-high students to help them connect with “regular guys” in the field of nursing.

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2015, November/December. Journal of Professional Nursing. National League for Nursing (NLN).

Authors: Giddens, J.,  Keller, T., and Liesveld, J.

Forces that have produced national reform of a fragmented, inefficient, and expensive healthcare services sector have also set the stage for reform of a fragmented, inefficient, and expensive system for nursing education. Changes in health care, health policy, education policy, and funding for public higher education have led to the development of new nursing education models designed to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses entering the workforce. This article describes the development and implementation of one such model that features a common concept-based curriculum and university–community college partnerships at its core. This plan increases access for nursing students across the state to earn a prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing degree and preserves the integrity and accessibility of associate degree nursing education.

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2009, December 15.
Authors: Brady, D., Giddens, J., Keller, T., Ridenour, N., & Schultz, P.
The NMNEC ‘white paper’ which was developed after first NMNEC meeting on December 6, 2009, in Socorro, New Mexico.

 

 

Reports Related to Health and Nursing Workforce in New Mexico
2020-2021 Winter, New Mexico Board of Nursing News & Views
This article  focuses on nurses with associate degrees versus baccalaureate degrees in nursing
because both types of degree holders work in similar roles in the healthcare setting. NMNEC is mentioned in article.
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2019, January. New Mexico Department of Health.
“This report is intended to provide relevant and timely information regarding the health status of the various population groups in our state to hlep inform, educate, and empower readers on equity issues.”
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2020, October 1.
It reports on the status of the New Mexico health care workforce during the period 1 January – 31 December 2019.

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Projections of progress toward the 80% bachelor of science in nursing recommendation and strategies to accelerate change

2018. Nursing Outlook.
Author: Spetz, J.
This paper presents a model that projects whether the 80% recommendation
can be met within a 10-year period and estimates the impact of education
changes that might accelerate progress.

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Academic progression in nursing (APIN) final program summary and outcomes

2017, December 31.
Authors: Farmer, P., Gerardi, T., Thompson, P., and Hoffman, B.
Lessons learned from APIN’s (Academic Progression in Nursing/RWJF) project to identify and develop the most promising strategies for creating a more highly educated nursing workforce. (Mention of NMNEC is included)

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Nursing education and the decade of change: Strategies to meet America’s health needs

2017, December 05. Campaign for Action.
Authors: Hassmiller, S. B.,& Reinhard, S. C.
Reports on the strides made especially in the past 10 years thanks to the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program and the State Implementation Program (SIP). The Compendium is intended to be a toolkit, too, so other schools of nursing and businesses can build on what APIN and SIP have learned to expand the work. (Mention of NMNEC is included)

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House memorial 50: Statewide plan for nursing education

2010, October. House Memorial 50 Task Force.
The New Mexico Board of Nursing, the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence, the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Department on Higher Education and the New Mexico Health Policy Commission are pleased to present this report from the House Memorial 50 Task Force.
House Memorial 50 was enacted at the end of the 2010 Legislative Session because of the vision for readily available and seamless access to ongoing, formal nursing education in the State. A priority was the development of a well planned and articulated system in New Mexico to provide not only improved health care access by educating an increased number of registered nurses but also to utilize nursing education to create workforce development opportunities throughout the State.
This report supported the formation of NMNEC.
Concept-based Teaching Resources

Authors: Vacek, J., & Liesveld, J.  (University of New Mexico – Albuquerque – NMNEC program)

2019, May 16. Nursing Education Perspectives.

This article provides a lesson plan that focuses on using model case studies, the Venn diagram, and questioning strategies to facilitate conceptual application for one biophysical concept, gas exchange (GE).

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Underestimated challenges adopting the conceptual approach

2016, April. Journal of Nursing Education

Author: Giddens, J.

Over the past 5 years, interest in concept-based curriculum has surged among nurse educators. This interest is fueled by the potential to transform nursing education. However, many challenges exist, including changes in teaching practices, empowering learners, and assessing learning.

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Selecting concepts for a concept-based curriculum: Applications of a benchmark approach

2012, September. Journal of Nursing Education.
Authors: Giddens, J. F., & Wright, M.
In response to a transformational movement in nursing education, faculty across the country are considering changes to curricula and approaches to teaching. As a result, an emerging trend in many nursing programs is the adoption of a concept-based curriculum. As part of the curriculum development process, the selection of concepts, competencies, and exemplars on which to build courses and base content is needed. This article presents a benchmark approach used to validate and finalize concept selection among educators developing a concept-based curriculum for a statewide nursing consortium. These findings are intended to inform other nurse educators who are currently involved with or are considering this curriculum approach. (Based on NMNEC concept-based curriculum)

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National Reports on Nursing that include Nursing Education Recommendations

Educating nurses for the future – Chapter 7 from The Future of nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity [189-246]

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

2021 May

By 2030, the nursing profession will look vastly different and will be caring for a changing America. Nursing school curricula need to be strengthened so that nurses are prepared to help promote health equity, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of everyone. [page 189]

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The future of nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

2021 May

The vision of the Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020–2030, which informs this report, is the achievement of health equity in the United States built on strengthened nursing capacity and expertise. [Summary]

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Transforming together: Implications and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic for nursing education, practice, and regulation

Author: Tri-Council for Nursing

Published May 6, 2021

Overview
The Tri-Council for Nursing, an alliance between the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing, recognizes the power of collective innovation and transformation. While the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing at the writing of this report, the Tri-Council recognized the imperative to identify and document the lessons learned from the past nine months and inspire a call for action to capitalize on opportunities for transformational improvements to nursing education, practice, and regulation.

Opportunities for nursing education include:

• Expand content on public health, crisis management, equity, mental health, and determinants of health into nursing curricula and interprofessional education (IPE).
• Foster academic-practice partnerships to utilize nursing students for vaccinations, telehealth, and contact tracing and other tasks to alleviate shortage of staff and burnout.
• Provide necessary resources for educators, students, and practicing nurses to optimize virtual environments to enhance education and health outcomes for all.
• Conduct additional research on simulation-quality data compared to clinical and alternative modalities of teaching to ensure educators deliver the best evidence-based content available.
• Increase spending on nursing education (public/private messages) funded by the government and private sector to expand access to health care for all. [page 10]

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