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
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
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.