Educating Nurses

Educating NursesProfound changes in science, technology, patient activism, the market-driven health care environment, and the nature and settings of nursing practice have all radically transformed nursing practice since the last national nursing education study, almost forty years ago (Lysaught, 1970). The changes in nursing practice, in turn, have enormous implications for nursing education.
Indeed, a list of just a few of the changes in nursing practice suggests many implications for nursing education. Nurses now do most bedside monitoring, make almost all home visits, assist and teach aging patients to manage multiple chronic illnesses, and deliver much of everyday primary care.

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