Issues In Nursing Education

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Nursing education is another important area of nursing research where nurse researchers try to generate or refine the knowledge, which is useful to improve the teaching-learning methods and environment in nursing discipline. There are several issues and subareas on which nursing research may focus; Testing the effectiveness and efficiency of the old teaching methods/techniques, and generating newer teaching tools and techniques, Curriculum taught and learning experiences of nursing students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Enhancing the psychometric domain of learning among nursing students in clinical practices, Extent of strict discipline required for the nursing students to improve their
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Nursing in communities, the environmental context of clients ' everyday lives, requires attention to social, economic, and political circumstances that influence health status and access to health care. Therefore, nursing educators have the responsibility to prepare future nurses for community-based practice by instilling moral and professional practice obligations, cultural sensitivity, and other facets of social responsibility. The scope of clinical research ranges from acute to chronic care experiences across the entire life span; health promotion and preventive care to end-of-life care; and care for individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings. It is imperative for nursing research to take a farsighted approach in order to have greater impact in the future. For example, recent discoveries in the genetic basis of disease and behaviour may help nurse scientists to develop more effective strategies to manage symptoms and tailor…show more content…
Linda Aiken and her colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania identified a clear link between higher levels of nursing education and better patient outcomes. This extensive study found that surgical patients have a "substantial survival advantage" if treated in hospitals with higher proportions of nurses educated at the baccalaureate or higher degree level. In hospitals, a 10 percent increase in the proportion of nurses holding BSN degrees decreased the risk of patient death and failure to rescue by 5 percent. The study authors further recommend that public financing of nursing education should aim at shaping a workforce best prepared to meet the needs of the population. They also call for renewed support and incentives from nurse employers to encourage registered nurses to pursue education at the baccalaureate and higher degree
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