Nursing Continue Education

Teaching Portfolios (Reading & Sharing)

Teaching portfolios should include: Curriculum Vitae (CV), examples of syllabi, teaching philosophy.

CV should include the following:

  1. Name in full
  2. Current home and mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address
  3. Education background
  4. Employment history
  5. Certification and licensure
  6. Military service
  7. Honors and awards
  8. Memberships and offices in professional societies
  9. Professional committees and administrative service
  10. Community service
  11. Educational activities
  12. Clinical activities
  13. Support
  14. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and postgraduate trainees
  15. Bibliography
  16. Presentations

“Roses are Red …” (Reading & Sharing)

Roses are red

Violets are blue

This is the operator

With a collect call for you.


Roses are red

Violets are blue

This candy heart tells

What I think of you.


Roses are red

Violets are blue

If I don’t say I love you

It means that I do.


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NEVER, NEVER KNOW – EINSTEIN (Note from Selected Reading)

The conversation drifted back and forth from profundities about the nature of God, the universe and man, to lighter questions.

Suddenly, Einstein lifted his head, looked up at the skies and said, “We know nothing about it at all. Our knowledge is but the knowledge of school children.”

“Do you think that we shall ever probe the secret?” “Possibly, we shall know a little more than we do now. But the real nature of things –that we shall never know, never.”


Nursing Informatics

Usability Tests (Reading & Sharing Cont.)

  • Heuristic Evaluation or Heuristic Inspection Methods
    • the most popular of what are called “discount usability evaluation”
      • because they are typically easy to do, involve fewer than 10 experts, and are much less expensive than other methods.
    • the objective is to detect problems early in the design process, when they can be most easily and economically corrected.
    • they are called “heuristic” because evaluators assess the degree to which the design complies with recognized usability rules of thumb or principles, such as those proposed by Nielsen (1994) (retrieved from
      1. visibility of system status
      2. match between system and the real world
      3. user control and freedom
      4. consistency and standards
      5. error prevention
      6. recognition rather than recall
      7. flexibility and efficiency of use
      8. asthetic and minimalist design
      9. help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors
      10. help and documentation

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