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1st Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Nurse Education

ISBN 9780815358862
Published December 3, 2019 by Routledge
420 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

While vast numbers of nurses across the globe contribute in all areas of healthcare delivery from primary care to acute and long-term care in community settings, there are significant differences in how they are educated, as well as the precise nature of their practice. This comprehensive handbook provides a research-informed and international perspective on the critical issues in contemporary nurse education.

As an applied discipline, nursing is implemented differently depending on the social, political and cultural climate in any given context. These factors impact on education, as much as on practice, and are reflected in debates around the value of accredited programmes, and on-the-job training, apprenticeship, undergraduate and postgraduate pathways into nursing. Engaging with these debates amongst others, the authors collected here discuss how, through careful design and delivery of nursing curricula, nurses can be prepared to understand complex care processes, complex healthcare technologies, complex patient needs and responses to therapeutic interventions, and complex organizations. The book discusses historical perspectives on how nurses should be educated; contemporary issues facing educators; teaching and learning strategies; the politics of nurse education; education for advanced nursing practice; global approaches; and educating for the future.

Bringing together leading authorities from across the world to reflect on past, present and future approaches to nurse education and nursing pedagogy, this handbook provides a cutting-edge overview for all educators, researchers and policy-makers concerned with nurse education.

Table of Contents


Theresa M. "Terry" Valiga

Section 1: Global Perspectives on Nurse Education

Foreword: Margaret McAllister

1. A History of Nurse Education and the Clinical Nurse Educator

Bill Whitehead

2. Nursing Education in Australia

Margaret McAllister, Katrina Campbell and Colleen Ryan

3. History of Nursing Education in the United States

Sandra Lewenson and Annemarie McAllister

4. The development and current challenges of nursing education in Hong Kong

Shirley Siu-yin CHING, Kin CHEUNG, Yim Wah MAK

5. A History of Nurse Education in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Tracey McClean

6. Historical Development of Nursing Education in Africa

Kwadwo Korsah

7. Crossing Borders in Education: A Conceptual and Contextual Approach

Teresa Stone and Margaret McMillan

8. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) A New Model of Global Education

Teddie Potter and Helga Bragadottir

Section 2: Pedagogy in Nurse Education

Foreword: Sue Dyson

9. Transformative Learning

Margaret McAllister and Colleen Ryan

10. Reintegrating theory and practice in nursing: knowledge and theories of practice learning

Helen Allan and Karen Evans

11. Clinical Teaching and Assessment in nursing

Colleen Ryan

12. Simulation in Nursing Education

Leeanne Heaton, Kerry Reid-Searl and Rachelle Cole

13. Exploring arts-based pedagogies in nurse education: the A.R.T.E framework

Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Kate Leonard and Wendy Couchman

Section 3: Contemporary Issues in Nurse Education

Foreword: Margaret McAllister

14. Public Health in Nurse Education

Mzwandile A Mabhala

15. Learning to Keep Patients Safe

Helen Allan, Carin Magnusson and Alison Steven

16. Research in and ‘of’ nursing practice: doctoral education in nursing

Helen Allan

17. Expanding Lifelong Learning Opportunities: Finding Interprofessional Models to

Forge Change

Renee S. Kumpula

18. Global approaches to interprofessional education

Dawn Forman, Roger Dunston, Simeon Mining, Sue Fyfe, Keryn Bolte, Marion Jones, Tagrid Yassin, Alistair Turvill

19. Dyslexia and Nurse Education

Rachael Major

20. e-professionalism & nurse education: The Awareness to Action (A2A) educational framework

Gemma Sinead Ryan

Section 4: Nurse Education and Social Commentary

Foreword: Sue Dyson

21. The Politics of Nurse Education

Michael Traynor

22. Recent developments in interprofessional healthcare leadership

Priya Martin and Dawn Forman

23. Approaches for Addressing Diversity in Nursing Education

Renee S. Kumpula

24. Technologisation of nursing education

David Robertshaw

25. Nursing Education and Health Care in the Context of the Ecological Approach

Ruta Renigere

26. Think well, practice well: Teaching nurse students to think critically

Steve Parker and Sandra Egege

27. Volunteering as Transformative Pedagogy in Nurse Education

Sue Dyson

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Sue Dyson is Professor of Nursing at the University of Derby, United Kingdom. Sue is a nurse and midwife by professional background. Her research focuses on volunteerism and volunteering, and is concerned with exploring links between student volunteering, critical thinking, compassion and critical pedagogy.

Margaret McAllister is Professor of Nursing at Central Queensland University, Australia. With a background in nursing, mental health nursing, education and cultural studies, Margaret teaches in the Master of Mental Health Nursing and has research expertise in Narrative Therapy and Narrative Research.