I am a nurse educator and I am currently working on my doctorate. As a nurse educator (and as a previous nurse manager), I am concerned about the knowledge and skills of our graduate nurses. I feel that nursing education has turned into a type of "assembly line" to get nurses into the field as quickly as possible. I have witnessed some actions by nurses that I know they were not taught in nursing school. Nurse managers...do you think that the new nurses being hired need better preparation and training? What do you think are the most important skills or knowledge that new nurses should have when they graduate and start working on your units?
Quote from hope3456
there is so much nursing school does not teach - skills that can only be learned on the job and with practice.
But the skills that you say "can only be learned on the job and with practice" used to be
learned in nursing school. It isn't that they can't
be taught in nursing school -- nursing schools have just quit teaching them.
Last edit by elkpark on Jul 10, '11