The traditional ways of teaching nursing do not prepare students for the inherent challenges of clinical practice today.
As a result, nursing education is not only broken, it is in need of radical transformation and the current quality of nursing education needs to be improved.
This troubling assessment was contained in the Carnegie Foundation’s research findings of nursing education in the United States led by Patricia Benner and published in Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation.
This trajectory can be changed. But in order to prepare students for practice, a transformational vision and new ways to think about nursing education must be embraced and implemented so that students are better prepared for practice by being able to clinically reason and THINK more like a nurse.
I have developed practical strategies and tools that emphasize clinical reasoning and have shared my work across the United States and Canada so student learning is strengthened and educators are empowered to engage students with meaningful active learning!