Engaging students and faculty in nursing education is a complex process impacted by multiple factors including but not limited to knowledge, experience, work, family, passion, commitment, and societal constraints. Combine that with changes in technology and we have had to adapt how we learn, treat and care for our patients. This has challenged us to find new ways to make nursing education not only timely but relevant. Research continues to show us that the need for nurses continues to increase but we are still lagging in how best to train and educate these individuals. The age of many practicing nurses and nursing faculty have reached retirement age and we need to look towards the future of both student and faculty to continue the professional growth of this discipline. The “nursing student” has changed and we as nursing faculty must incorporate the relevance of clinical practice in nursing education to help promote the discipline of nursing science. We will look at the emerging roles of nursing students and nursing faculty in the present day and how they have been impacted by the health pandemic. Then we will focus on the importance of making clinical practice relevant in the educational setting. Lastly, we will focus on learning engagement methods that can be used to promote relevance of clinical practice in nursing education.
Audience Take Away Notes:
• Explain the emerging roles of nursing students and nursing faculty
• Describe the concept of relevance of clinical practice in nursing education
• Identify learning engagement methods that can help promote the concept of relevance of
clinical practice in nursing education