ERIC Number: ED390999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Evolving Role of the Nurse Teacher in the Light of Educational Reforms.
Luker, Karen A.; And Others
A study examined the evolving role of nurse teachers in the United Kingdom in light of the educational reforms known as Project 2000. Data were collected from the following: case study of 1 college of nursing/midwifery; surveys of 60 teachers and in-depth interviews of 10 respondents at the case study site; and modified Delphi study of a total of 600 individuals involved in nursing/midwifery education (including a sample of 267 nurse teachers and 56 midwife teachers who were randomly selected from the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Visiting database). The nurse teachers reported working in a rapidly changing environment. Approximately 25% reported that their college of nursing/midwifery had relocated into higher education and 36.1% of colleges had formed links with more than one higher education institution. The respondents were concerned about the future role of nurse teachers. According to 87.9% of the sample, it is likely that lecturers in higher education will eventually teach the science courses required of nursing students and nurse teachers will teach nursing theory and practice. Most nurse teachers did not have a nursing degree or regularly engage in clinical practice. (Seventy-four tables/figures are included. Contains 100 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Delphi Technique, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Nursing Education, Obstetrics, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role
English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, Publications Dept., Victory House, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London, England W1P 0HA, United Kingdom (12.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, London.
Identifiers: Nurse Educators; United Kingdom