What were the skills required of nurse educators yesterday, what are they today, and what will they be tomorrow?
Though nursing has long been a forward-thinking profession, there is much value in looking to the past to better build for the future. Examining societal, political, and global trends allows nurse educators to develop programs that will meet the needs of their future learners. In addition, taking time to consider the volatility of the economic landscape, as well as the swift changes brought on by technology and medical informatics, nurse educators can better prepare themselves to teach students, staff, and patients.
In this Discussion, you creatively and critically explore the evolution of nursing education and thus the evolving role of the nurse educator.