Nurses perform numerous tasks, from providing fundamental healthcare to assisting surgeons with advanced and critical procedures. Nurse education consists in the theoretical and practical training provided to nurses with the purpose to prepare them for their duties as nursing care professionals. This education is provided to nursing students by experienced nurses and other medical professionals who have qualified or experienced for educational tasks. During past decades, the changes in education have replaced the more practically focused, but often ritualistic, training structure of conventional preparation. Nurse education integrates today a broader awareness of other disciplines allied to medicine, often involving inter-professional education, and the utilization of research when making clinical and managerial decisions. Orthodox training can be argued to have offered a more intense practical skills base, but emphasized the handmaiden relationship with the physician. This is now outmoded, and the impact of nurse education is to develop a confident, inquiring graduate who contributes to the care team as an equal. In some countries, not all qualification courses have graduate status.
Related Journals of Nursing Education
Advanced Practices in Nursing, Pediatric Care & Nursing, Journal of Perioperative & Critical Intensive Care Nursing, Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing, Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, Forensic Nursing: Open Access, Nurse Education Today, Journal of Professional Nursing, Nurse Education in Practice, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Nursing Research, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Nurse Educator