NUR 5240 Masters Clinical Nurse Leader

NUR 5240 Masters Clinical Nurse Leader

Nursing Education and the Issue of Change

During the past 100 years the way in which healthcare is being practiced has changed considerably, and so has the need for furthering and strengthening nursing education. There are several factors that have contributed to the changes, such as an aging population, an increasing awareness of economics, new and more sophisticated care techniques, and more innovating technologies. In this rapidly changing environment technological competence and high skilled care techniques alone is no longer adequate; rather a broader knowledge base and further education is required. The BSN degree is becoming more demanded and necessary in the growing nursing field today. This paper will acknowledge these issues, arguments and the changes that could lie ahead for the nursing community. The area of healthcare and nursing fields has had extraordinary growths and advances in patient care over the last ten decades. The need for further nursing education is becoming an almost inevitable situation in order to provide the advanced cares necessary. Changing the standard for nursing education should be done in order to provide the best and necessary care in order to save the lives of patients and protect the community from medical error. Nursing leaders and nursing educators have had difficulty establishing what the national standard for nursing education should be. Joel (2002, pg. 1) noted that “nursing has been dominated by an external loss of control” and has been “swept along by a host of societal and educational circumstances. “Subsequently, there is no single standard for education required for entry into professional registered nursing practice. In most states, basic nursing education is provided at the following levels: 1. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Diploma Program: A technical/vocational nurse training…

NUR 5240 Masters Clinical Nurse Leader