ERIC Number: ED448634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
Over the years, the nursing educational system has prepared nurses for the many settings in which health care is delivered. As health care shifts from a fragmented system of disparate providers and payers to integrated management systems, nurses and other health care professionals are experiencing tremendous changes. The nursing education system must continue to produce the most qualified nurses to deliver cost-effective and quality care. Educational mobility in nursing is the vehicle by which nurses and aspiring nurses gain new knowledge and skills through formal and informal educational offerings. Educational mobility should continue to focus on promoting high standards, maintaining the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate programs, and emphasizing the attainment of program outcomes. The focus of higher learning should be on the socialization of student to new professional roles and the knowledge and skills needed for those roles. Educational mobility must encompass diverse approaches to continuous, life-long learning for nurses and those planning to become nurses. Higher education in nursing should be offered using creative and flexible approaches that are incorporated into curricula and reflect consideration of individual learning needs. Some strategies are suggested to implement these objectives. (SLD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Mobility, Health Services, Higher Education, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education
For full text: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/positions/edmobil.htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.