Transformation in Nursing Education
The world, along with the education market and the healthcare sector, is changing at a rapid rate. With both technological and diverse career advancements in the healthcare industry, there is the need for a transformation of the nursing education system with greater focus on new roles and responsibilities in nursing and associated competency and skills required of future nurses.
Challenge: Growing Healthcare Industry
Healthcare is one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing industries. It is constantly changing as new modalities, treatments and technologies are discovered or even rebutted and therefore requires nursing students to understand the importance of staying current on changes throughout their careers.
Challenge: Clinical Learning “Hands-on Practice”
The development of clinical competence is the main purpose of nursing education. The responsibility of nursing colleges is to train students to become clinically competent nurses who are highly qualified and specialized healthcare professionals.
Challenge: Clinical Specialization
Studies have shown the effectiveness of the short-term clinical courses for clinical postings are needed for nursing students to be better nurses in specialized clinical areas. The global demand for specialized nurses is increasing day by day.
Challenge: Expand Employment Opportunities
The transition of healthcare systems from a disease-oriented model to a health-oriented model is an emerging trend. Nursing, which is significant for patient care, is the largest component of the system with nurses at the forefront. There are numerous opportunities to explore newly extended and expanded roles of nurses today.
Enhancing Clinical Competencies
For the nursing profession to keep pace and to attract the best learners, we require a leading-edge solution that allows us to exceed today’s expectations and to prepare nursing students for a more demanding tomorrow. This is the right time to adopt the change and transformation in nursing education to bridge a significant gap that exists between today’s nursing education and clinical practice.