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Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation

ISBN: 978-0-470-55715-0
288 pages
October 2009, Jossey-Bass
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Since the last national nursing education study forty years ago, profound changes in science, technology, patient activism, the market-driven health care environment, and the nature of nursing practice have all radically transformed nursing education. Educating Nurses, part of the Preparation for the Professions series from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, explores key issues for the future of the field as well as recommendations for revolutionary changes for administrators and faculty in nursing schools and programs.
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Table of Contents



The Authors.


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.



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Author Information

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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