Nursing Education

Nursing Education

Nursing education is the development of nursing profession, the formal learning and training given to nurse to prepare them to perform their duties. It helps in educating nurses and developing their skills to deliver best services for patients as nursing care professionals. There are various areas where nurses can specialize in and decide that they want to be qualified in one or several specialties’. Some specialties are Nurse practitioner, Nurse Educator, Family health nurse, Clinical nurse, Intensive care nurse, Midwife, Oncology nurse, etc. Nursing Education aims to develop a lifelong learner who can change both the theory and practice of nursing. Nursing education has been a foster innovation for the nursing students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. It has gone striking changes in the centuries Nursing education started in The United States had it's beginning in Europe. Theodor Fielder opened a small hospital and training school called the Deaconesses. Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing took her training at this school. The first training school was opened in 1872. Educating future generations to be nursing professionals, as there is a huge shortage for nurses to meet these future needs a new generation students are pursed to be in to the profession, then an associate degree would be the fastest and economical way in to the profession. Organized education began about a hundred and fifty years ago. Today almost all the nurses are educated for a two, or four years program in community colleges and universities. Professional nursing education has included the concepts of disease prevention, risk reduction, health promotion and protection. Nursing education has developed its own reforms with higher education, and another healthcare’s professionals. The traditional approach in nursing education represented by all the three avenues associate degree, diploma, and baccalaureate nursing programs, so decided, by the National league of nursing emphasized that preparing all graduates for nursing education for community-based care therefore becomes the responsibility of all programs, and all faculty in varying degrees by sharing responsibility commonly. The aim of nursing education is to develop nursing profession and clarify the professional role. Nursing education is provided to students by experienced nurses and other medical professionals who have qualified for educational tasks. In November 1955 WHO study group on nurses education met in Brussels and made several recommendations, including that at least one experimental nursing school should be set up in each country. In UK, the first nursing studies department at the university of Edinburgh was established in 1956, with a five-year integrated degree program in 1960. So on gradually some countries started developing the nursing schools in their countries. According to the increasing number of nursing students the schools must improve the capacity to prepare more graduate level students who can assume roles in advance practice, leadership, teaching and research. Nurse education integrates today a boarder awareness of other allied medicine often involving inter-professional education and utilization of research when making clinical and managerial decisions.

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