Title : Caring in nursing education
A lifetime of nursing education is a necessity because of the continuous scientific advancements changing the nursing practice. The role of nursing educators as facilitators of student development increases the conditions for academic success of graduate and Registered-Nurse-to-Bachelor-of-Science-in-Nursing students at a time of economic hardship, nursing shortage, and continued epidemics. Contemporary education plans must consider the students relevant modern life commitments and stress levels for education to be effective. While accrediting agencies are interested in reducing the bridge between education and practice, it is important to highlight the need for "caritas" exchange between instructor and students during the educational process as an ethical ideal based on Jean Watson's human caring theory.
Audience Take Away Notes:
• How to combine professional development with the rigors of clinical nursing
• Importance of connecting theory to nursing education
• Need for a reform in nursing education
• Flexibility of educators as a factor in reducing student stress and increasing graduation rates