Nursing education expansion- recommended by Carnegie Foundation

Carnegie Foundation recommends nursing education expansion.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has issued areport-Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation-whichcalls for major changes in how nurses are educated.

In addition to noting the current nursing shortage, the authorsexpressed concern that many nurses nurses are "ill-prepared for theprofound changes in science, technology and the nature and settingsof nursing practice." Their recommendations include:

**Teaching capacity needs to be expanded.

**A baccalaureate degree in nursing should be the minimal educationallevel for entry into practice.

**Within ten years after graduation, all nurses should complete amaster's degree in nursing.

**Coursework should be tied to what actually happens in patient care,including work outside of a hospital in addition to hospital work.

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