Write a 2-page article about the history of and trends in nursing and nursing education.
The role of the nurse educator has expanded with the times and moved beyond the faculty role in basic nursing education programs. Nurse educators are also staff development specialists, clinical nurse educators, nurse navigators, patient educators, researchers, and community health educators to name a few of the many options available. A multitude of forces beyond our control, including economic and political forces, may shape our profession of nursing. As nurse educators, however, it is our work to provide the educational foundations needed for patient care, for improved health status for all and for a well-prepared workforce of nurses.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Analyze the historical evolution of nursing education.
Explain historical influences on nursing and nursing education.
Analyze trends that may impact the future of nursing and nursing education.
Competency 8: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations for a nursing education professional.
Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics, and correctly format citations using format.
Write a short article about the history and future trends of the nurse educator role. The article will run in a newsletter for nurses and nurse educators, and should be approximately 2 pages long.
In your article, be sure to do the following:
Explain five key historical influences on nursing and nursing education today. Be sure to address why these influences are important and how they have had an impact.
Analyze three trends you believe will impact nursing and nursing education in the future. Explain how those trends relate to what you understand about nursing history.
Support your assertions with credible sources. You can use the Resources in this assessment and conduct additional research in the Capella library.
Fairman, J. (2012). History for the future (of nursing). Nursing History Review, 20, 10–13.
Faison, K. (2012). Nursing education: A historical overview. The Journal of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, 56(1), 2–4.
Gebbie, K. M. (2009). 20th-century reports on nursing and nursing education: What difference did they make?. Nursing Outlook, 57(2), 84–92.
McClelland, M., McCoy, M. A., & Burson, R. (2013). Clinical nurse specialists: Then, now, and the future of the profession. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(2), 96–102.
McDermid, F., Peters, K., Jackson, D., & Daly, J. (2012). Factors contributing to the shortage of nurse faculty: A review of the literature. Nurse Education Today, 32(5), 565–569.
Stevens, K. R. (2013). The impact of evidence-based practice in nursing and the next big ideas. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(2), 1–13.
The history of and trends in nursing and nursing education.