Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Theory and Research for Academic Nurse Educators: Application to Practice

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Theory and Research for Academic Nurse Educators: Application to Practice

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Theory and Research for Academic Nurse Educators: Application to Practice by Rose Utley, PhD, RN, CNE; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2011; 408 pages, $79.95 (soft cover)

Responsible for the education of the next generation of nurses, academic nurse educators around the globe experience similar challenges. Solutions to the problems faced in this unique area of nursing practice are discussed in this book, along with corresponding theory.

Theory and Research for Academic Nurse Educators is organized according to the eight core competencies foundational for academic practice as outlined by the National League for Nursing. The core competencies are described in Chapter 1. The subsequent chapters discuss each competency in depth, along with related theory and research.

New academic nurse educators will be especially interested in the chapter on facilitating learning, which discusses a range of educational theories and perspectives, from cognitivism to connectivism. Principles of learning, various learning and teaching styles, and relevant teaching strategies are presented. Educators involved in curriculum design will want to focus on the chapter that specifically speaks to this competency, and others will find the chapter on assessment and evaluation especially helpful as they create assignments. …

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