When I was a student Nurse in the late 50’s, the educators in nursing started the movement to upgrade nursing from Florence Nightingale’s vocation ( “a calling”) to a professional status. They diligently and systematically phased out the diploma programs and moved nursing into the college setting.
We were very proud of their success. However, they made a major mistake by keeping the clinical experience out of the college curriculum's. New nursing graduates no longer were or are... Read More →