Nursing education and definition of the professional nurse role. Expectations and knowledge of the nurse role
1991 (English)In: Nurse Education Today, ISSN 0260-6917, E-ISSN 1532-2793, Vol. 11, no 1, 30-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of nursing education is a development of the nursing profession. One way to promote development is to clarify the professional role. The role definition for nursing is mostly transmitted through tacit knowledge. We consider that the professional development of the nursing profession in Sweden requires a clear and well-defined nurse role. Stated goals of professional programmes for nursing do not include the entire body of tacit knowledge. The overall development requires recognition of a professional status together with a clear and well-defined role. We have found a significant change in the distribution of role-conceptions which occurred after the nurses had experienced their first year as registered nurses, and which did not occur during the educational process. This indicates that the conceptions of the need for a more clearly defined nursing role are assimilated during work experience. This confirms the necessity and importance of role modelling, role repetition and interactions with a professional group as part of the educational process.
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1991. Vol. 11, no 1, 30-36 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60777DOI: 10.1016/0260-6917(91)90122-QPubMedID: 1994228OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60777DiVA: diva2:359093