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ERIC Number: ED530238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-13
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Nurse Educators' Lived Experiences with Values Changes in Baccalaureate Nursing Education
Wenda, Skip
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Values education in nursing can be a highly emotional topic. Values in nursing education can be linked to general societal values at any given point in time. Values are transmitted by nursing educators and institutions not only consciously in the nursing curriculum, but also unconsciously in the hidden curriculum. Each year many registered nurses are disciplined by their state board of nursing for failure to act appropriately when confronted with values-based decisions. These disciplinary actions are costly in terms of monies spent on nurse preparation, prohibiting practice of individuals in an era of a shortage of nurses, and investigatory costs associated with disciplinary actions. Since moral reasoning is a function of nursing education, this pilot study attempts to identify the values consciously taught, unconsciously transmitted via the hidden curriculum, and changes that might be made after identification during the course of the career of baccalaureate program nurse educators at a major Midwestern university. These values were identified by the nursing educator's lived experience reflecting on the instructor's nursing education practice. Naturalistic Inquiry is the paradigm of this research. An emergent design was used during face-to-face interviews. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A