Future of Nursing Education

Racial and Ethnic diversity of nursing schools has increased dramatically, creating a rich cultural environment for learning. The rapid growth in information technology has already had a radical impact on health care delivery and the education of nurses. Nurses of the 21st century need to be skilled in the use of computer technology. Nursing research and education become more focused internationally to disseminate information and benefit from the multicultural experience. Gene mapping will drive rapid advances in the development of new drugs and the treatment and prevention of disease. Nursing education programs must prepare students at all levels for roles in case management and employment in the managed care & medical home environment. Nursing schools, executives, scholars and professional nursing organizations will need to more actively contribute to the development of health policy and regulation.

  • Changing Demographics and Increasing Diversity
  • Technological Explosion
  • Globalization of the World's Economy and Society
  • Alternative Therapies and Genomics
  • Population-based care and increasing complexity of Patient care
  • Cost of Health Care and Challenge of Managed Care
  • Impact of Health Policy and Regulation 
  • Current Nursing shortage & Opportunities for lifelong learning
  • Significant advances in Nursing Science and Research
  • Implications for Nurse Educators