How to Get a More Balanced Curriculum for Your Nursing Careers
The Nursing Education Council of America (NECA) released a new report on Tuesday that said the best way to teach students about health and wellness is by focusing on the core competencies.
“If you want to make sure you’re doing the best job you can of teaching the core skills and making sure they’re aligned with your health care responsibilities, then you need to teach these things from a curriculum that’s grounded in the health care field,” NECA President Karen Davis said.
“And we want to emphasize that you want people who are in your profession who are passionate about this profession, and you want those people who know how to work with people in this field.
That’s really where you want them to be, so we really need to focus on the basics.”NECI said it wants to emphasize the importance of communication skills and that the curricula should be as close to the health and wellbeing curriculum as possible.
Davis said the new curriculum will be rolled out across all nursing schools and will be available in 2017.
The NECA also said the curriculum should be geared toward people with different backgrounds, including nurses, nurse practitioners, and family doctors.
The new nursing curriculum includes six nursing-related subjects: nursing: teaching, teaching skills, teaching history, teaching nutrition, teaching family health, and teaching health.
The curriculum will also include a discussion on the role of nursing in the community and how nurses can serve in their community.NECO has been advocating for the curriculum to be more focused on the health of the nursing profession and that it also includes teaching about the importance and value of health and fitness.
Neco reported that nursing schools across the country have been struggling to meet the demand for nursing curriculum materials that focus on topics like nutrition and health.NCEA’s report also noted that nursing programs across the United States have experienced a steep decline in enrolments over the past several years, due to changes in the way programs are funded.
According to the report, nursing schools have had to lay off hundreds of staff and cut back on nursing education to meet increasing demand for their nursing graduates.
The report noted that as many as half of all nursing students graduate in nursing school.
In its 2017 report, NECA said that the current nursing curriculum was the most challenging of all the curricular content.
The report noted a need for better communication skills, which includes better strategies for addressing the health issues that nursing students face.NEMI’s report said that nursing educators have a strong relationship with their students and are prepared to teach them how to manage their stress and anxiety and develop a healthy relationship with the health-related aspects of their profession.NECA said the most important thing for nursing schools to do is to make this curriculum more holistic, with the focus on wellness.NUC said that many nursing schools, including nursing programs in California, are struggling to balance the needs of their graduates with the demands of the health system.
“Nurses are the healthiest people in the country, and they have a higher life expectancy than most Americans, and we really have to have a conversation about that,” said Nadine Sisak, NUC’s program director.
“It’s a balancing act, and it needs to be made more holistic and more in the public interest.”