Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation (Jossey-Bass/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

Educating Nurses

The authors outline a clear vision of what nursing education can and should be and provide practical exemplars of how we can achieve this vision. This is a call for us to work together as guardians of the discipline to assure that future nurses enter the health care system ready and able to meet the challenges ahead.
Pamela M. Ironside, director, Center for Research in Nursing Education, Indiana University

The profession of nursing in the United States is at a significant moment. Since the last national nursing education study almost forty years ago, profound changes in science, technology, and the nature and settings of nursing practice have reshaped the field. Yet schools have lagged behind in adapting to these changes. Added to this, the profession faces a shortage of nurses and nursing faculty.

To meet these challenges, the authors assert that schools, service providers, and the profession must change. They recommend four controversial yet essential changes that are needed to transform nursing education.

A volume in The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Preparation for the Professions series, the book discusses key topics for the future of the field and offers revolutionary recommendations for change.

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Meet the Author

Patricia Benner directs The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Study of Nursing Education and is professor emerita at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She is a nursing educator and author of From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Nursing Practice and other notable books on nursing practice and education.

Molly Sutphen is on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco and codirector of 'The Carnegie Foundation's Study of Nursing Education. She is a historian who has published widely on nursing education and the history of international health.

Victoria Leonard is a former nurse educator in maternal child nursing and health policy. Currently, she is a family nurse practitioner and child care health consultant at the UCSF California Childcare Health Program.

Lisa Day is a former nurse educator in critical care, acute care nursing, and ethics. Currently, she is a clinical nurse specialist for neuroscience and critical care at UCSF Medical Center. She authors the ethics column for the American Journal of Critical Care.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

Introduction.

PART ONE: Transformation, Crisis, and Opportunity.

1. A Profession Transformed.

2. Teaching and Learning in Clinical Situations.

3. Teaching and Learning in the Classroom and Skills Lab.

4. A New Approach to Nursing Education.

PART TWO: Teaching for a Sense of Salience.

5. Paradigm Case: Diane Pestolesi, Practitioner and Teacher.

6. Strategies for Teaching for a Sense of Salience.

PART THREE: Integrative Teaching for Clinical Imagination.

7. Paradigm Case: Lisa Day, Classroom and Clinical Instructor.

8. Developing a Clinical Imagination.

9. Connecting Classroom and Clinical Through Integrative Teaching and Learning.

PART FOUR: Teaching for Moral Imagination.

10. Paradigm Case: Sarah Shannon, Nurse Ethicist.

11. Being a Nurse.

12. Formation from a Critical Stance.

PART FIVE: A Call for Radical Transformation.

13. Improving Nursing Education at the Program Level.

Appendix: Methods for the Carnegie National Nursing Education Study.

References.

Index.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    For all nurse educators

    Patricia Benner shows her ability to discuss a topic that is always controversal, the entry into nursing practice. With her co-authors and some excellent research of the topics, she makes a compelling case for the BSN as entry into nursing practice as well as some suggestions for improving nursing education.

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