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International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

Editor-in-Chief: Andrusyszyn, Mary-Anne

Ed. by Maltby, Hendrika J. / Babenko-Mould, Yolanda / Booth, Richard Garnet

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Transforming Nursing Education: A Review of Current Curricular Practices in Relation to Benner's Latest Work

Sarah M. Handwerker
Published Online: 2012-09-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1548-923X.2510


Current societal and healthcare system trends highlight the need to transform nursing education to prepare nurses capable of outstanding practice in the 21st century. Patricia Benner and colleagues urged nurse educators to transform their practice in the 2010 publication Educating Nurses, A Call to Radical Transformation. Frequently utilized pedagogical frameworks in nursing education include behaviorism and constructivism. Much of the structure and basis for instruction and evaluation can be found rooted in these philosophies. By first exploring both behaviorism and constructivism and then relating their use in nursing education to the call to transform, educators can be encourage to examine current practice and possibly modify aspects to include more rich experiential learning.

Keywords: curriculum pedagogy; constructivism; behaviorism

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Published Online: 2012-09-12

Citation Information: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, Volume 9, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1548-923X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1548-923X.2510.

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