Nursing education has gone through some sweeping changes. These notable changes have been deemed necessary to keep up with the current healthcare landscape and will likely shape how future nurses are educated.
Here are changes that continue to transform nursing practice and education.
The implementation of the decision to shift nursing education and pediatric care from in-person to remote educational formats
One of the most significant shifts in nursing education was shifting nursing education and pediatric care from in-person to remote educational formats. This shift has been particularly relevant for pediatric care. That is because the number of available in-person instructors is limited, and only a few teaching facilities can accommodate a large number of learners.
In addition, many providers must travel long distances for training sessions due to their work schedules or geographic location. As a result, online learning may provide an effective alternative to traditional classroom settings because it allows students more flexibility with scheduling their educational activities while providing access to more resources than would be available at regional centers.
Changes have occurred in the way in which nursing education is delivered
Online learning has become an essential part of nursing education, and there are numerous reasons why it is such a great idea. As a student, online learning is more convenient because you do not have to commute to class or worry about congestion on campus. As an instructor, online learning allows you to schedule classes when students are more likely to be available.
Online learning also allows students worldwide access without having to travel distances they otherwise would not afford by plane or train fare cost-wise.
Online nursing education platforms such as Lecturio also provide many opportunities for students who need flexibility due to their schedules or employers’ policies against telecommuting practices. Even though we may not see them every day face-to-face like traditional settings provide us with opportunities for collaboration between peers via group projects; there is still plenty of room left open within this type of format.
Nursing school accreditation has been integral in how nurses approach the learning process
Accreditation is a process where schools undergo an extensive investigation by outside reviewers who visit the school and evaluate it based on specific criteria. Accreditation is a way to ensure that a school meets certain standards and is doing everything in its power to prepare students for successful careers in nursing.
Accreditation helps keep nurses safe by ensuring that they train at quality institutions. It also helps guarantee that graduates are prepared to work as professionals with little to no risk of harm due to faulty education or lack thereof.
Changes in leadership
Nursing is a field that has seen many changes in leadership over the past few years. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid, many new positions are opening up at hospitals and clinics across the country. These positions will need to be filled by doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other medical professionals.
The recent change in nursing leadership regarding opening several new nurse practitioner residencies takes the profession to a different dimension. These residencies are specifically designed to ease the shortage of practicing nurse practitioners in rural areas where it is difficult to recruit doctors and other medical professionals. The residencies will allow new medical professionals to learn more about nursing part-time for those with busy schedules.
Nursing schools shifted from diploma to degree
Several factors have led to the shift from diploma to degree programs in nursing education. For example, the shift has been spurred by a shortage of nurses, which has led to an increased demand for advanced-level technicians. In addition, technology has become more advanced and sophisticated, resulting in increased specialization among healthcare workers.
There has also been an increase in hospital mergers and acquisitions (M&A), which requires more specialized care based on patient needs rather than just basic procedures and diagnoses.
The recent advancement in nursing practice and education has helped prepare our nursing workforce for the future. The skills learned from a remote educational experience are transferred into their professional lives. In turn, nurses can use these skills to support their patients and the community.
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