NURSING EDUCATION AND MANAGEMNET
Education is the corner stone of Nursing profession. Education in Health care has both the patient education and Nursing staff student education. It is a topic of utmost interest to nurses in every setting in which they practice. Teaching is a major aspect of Professional role. Nursing has been called “the oldest of the art and youngest of the professions” (Donabue, 1985). Planning for nursing Education may form the Education for the other health and development professionals who also take into account the characteristics of society as a whole. Nursing Education is the “Production aspect” of Nursing manpower development.
Nursing Education is also coordinated with the Education of the professionals in allied sectors of Health and Development. Education encompasses both the teaching and learning of knowledge, proper conduct and technical competency. It thus focuses on the cultivation of skills,trades or professions as well as mental, moral and aesthetic development.
It aims the harmonious development of the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and aesthetic powers or abilities of the student in order to render professional nursing care to people of all ages, in all phases of health and illness, in a variety of settings, in the best or highest possible manner.
Education is the all-round drawing out of the best in child and man- body, mind and spirit”– Mahatma Gandhi.
“Education is the natural, harmonious and progressive development of man’s innate powers”.
Nursing education is a professional education which is consciously and systematically planned and implemented through instruction and discipline.