Title

Developing the nurse professional and nurse education for the 21st century

Date of Award

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine

Faculty

Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

Abstract

The purpose of this portfolio was to establish what educational strategies would enhance the professional education for the nurse of the future. Through an examination of various contemporary educational theorists' work. a conceptual framework was developed using the concepts of Hargreaves (2003) as an overarching model to establish the current positioning of nursing and nursing education in the knowledge society. The preparation ofa nurse who can function effectively and efficiently within a rapidly changing health workplace relies heavily on educational preparation that includes the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate for the role. This portfolio has examined critical aspects of nursing and nurse education in relation to the development of these necessary areas for future nurse professionals.

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