Five recommendations for prelicensure clinical nursing education Journal Article


Authors: Macintyre, Richard C; Murray, Teri A; Teel, Cynthia S.; Karshmer, Judith F
Article Title: Five recommendations for prelicensure clinical nursing education
Alternate Title: The Journal of nursing education
Keywords: Humans; Interprofessional Relations; United States; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Clinical Competence; Health Services Needs and Demand; Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate; Nurse's Role; Nursing Education Research; Benchmarking; Guidelines as Topic; Organizational Innovation; Socialization; Students, Nursing; Faculty, Nursing; Safety; Nursing Staff; Personnel Selection; Evidence-Based Nursing; Licensure, Nursing
Journal Title: The Journal of nursing education
Volume: 48
Issue: 8
ISSN: 0148-4834
Publisher: Charles B. Slack, Inc.  
Date Published: 2009
Start Page: 447
End Page: 453
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Notes: The acute shortage of RNs is both well established and projected to continue. Two primary factors contributing to the nursing shortage are insufficient numbers of faculty and insufficient clinical sites for students. Innovative academic-service partnerships are realigning these scarce resources to improve the quality of clinical education and build cultures of safety. Relationships among students, staff nurses, faculty, and the institutions where they practice are central to students' socialization, professional role development, and transition to practice. Five recommendations to strengthen these professional relationships are suggested to: reenvision nursing student-staff nurse relationships, reconceptualize the clinical faculty role, enhance development for school-based faculty and staff nurses working with students, reexamine the depth and breadth of the clinical component, and strengthen the evidence for best practices in clinical nursing education. Five key outcomes are suggested to evaluate both traditional and emerging approaches to clinical nursing education.
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