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N²E : envisioning a process to support transition from nurse to educator

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Margaret McallisterMargaret Mcallister, F Oprescu, C Jones
Rising health inequities, continuing nursing shortages, and overlooked professional development needs of nurse educators are three important issues facing nursing in Australia. This paper argues for an innovative and proactive strategy that could transform the nurse education workforce into one that is repopulated, reinvigorated and refocused. The problem facing nurse educators, and subsequently affecting nurses’ preparation for practice and longevity in the profession, was identified by drawing on findings from the literature, extensive educational experience, and an exploratory study of nurse educators working in universities, colleges and health services. A solution has been devised by drawing together the tenets of critical social theory, transformative learning, communities of practice and social media. Nursing educators, refocused around a social justice agenda, may be the remedy that the Australian Health Care System requires to embark on effective action that can benefit everyone, from the health service staff to our most vulnerable groups in society. This refocusing can be achieved in a structured and strategic process that builds confidenceand professional capabilities.

History

Volume

46

Issue

2

Start Page

242

End Page

250

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1839-3535

ISSN

1037-6178

Location

Australia

Publisher

eContent Management

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Nursing and Midwifery (2013- ); TBA Research Institute; University of the Sunshine Coast;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Contemporary nurse.