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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 136-141

Nursing education: The past, present and future

College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Karen H Morin
Director of PhD Program, President, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2009-2011, PO Box 413, Milwaukee - 53201-0413, Wisconsin
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-600X.142781

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Nurses constitute the greatest number of healthcare workers in the United States and globally. Increasingly, the role they play in meeting societal demands for safe, evidence-informed, quality care is being recognized. However, how they are educated around the world varies greatly. The purpose of the paper is provide a brief review of the evolution of nursing education in the United States and globally, describe the current and projected state of nursing education, and discuss some pressing challenges educators face as they strive to meet the charge to prepare nurses to care for more complex patients situated in ever-changing health-care systems.

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