Nursing Education Systems
READ the following:
? Chapter 10 Child Health
? Chapter 11 Communicable Diseases
Global health 101
Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2nd Edition, 2011
READ the following four (4) articles related to nursing education systems around the
globe (Ireland, Kenya, Poland, China).
O’Dwyer, P. (2007). The educational preparation of nurses in Ireland. Nursing
Education Perspectives, 28(3), 136-139.
(PDF file: IRELAND NURSE ED).
? Mule, G.K. (1986). Nursing education in Kenya: Trends and innovations.
International Nursing Review, 33(3), 83-86.
(PDF file: KENYA NURSE ED).
? Sztembis, B. (2006). The past, present and future of nurse education in Poland:
stages, conditions and activities. International Nursing Review, 53(2), 102-109.
(PDF file: POLAND NURSE ED).
? Xu, Y., Xu, Z., & Zhang, J. (2000). The nursing education system in the
People’s Republic of China: Evolution, structure and reform. International
Nursing Review, 47(4), 207-217.
(PDF file: CHINA NURSE ED).
WRITE a 750 word paper COMPARING the nursing education systems of the two
(2) of the above countries answering the following:
a) PAPER HEADING: Political History and Development of Nursing Education:
Comparison of [Selected Country] and [Selected Country]. Describe how the
political history of the country influenced nursing education in your selected
(2) countries. How did nursing education develop?
b) PAPER HEADING: Government and Nursing Organizations Influencing
Nursing Education: Comparison of [Selected Country] and [Selected
Country]. Which government agency(ies) or organizations influenced the
training of nurses and how did the agency(ies) do that? Did nursing
organizations play a role?
c) PAPER HEADING: Current System of Nursing Education: Comparison of
[Selected Country] and [Selected Country]. According to the article, what is
the current system for educating nurses in the selected counties? Are there
diploma (hospital-based) schools? Has nursing education moved into
university settings? Is there a combination of nursing education programs
(similar to U.S. system) to train nurses?
d) PAPER HEADING: Post-Graduate (Masters) Education: Comparison of
[Selected Country] and [Selected Country]. Is post-graduate (masters and
doctoral) education for nurses available?
e) PAPER HEADING: Reflections on Nursing Education in [Selected Countries].
In conclusion, what surprised you about nursing education in the countries
that you selected?
5) Use the above headings in your paper. To provide organization and clarity, under
each heading use one paragraph to describe one country and one paragraph to
describe the other country. In-text citations and a reference list MUST be found in
your paper. See the Nursing Student Writing Guidelines Checklist for APA
6) EVALUATION: Paper: Comparing Nursing Education in Two (2) Countries (750
Critical Thinking Skills/Content Development/Organization/References (60%):
Comparison of: Political History and Development of Nursing Education;
Government and Nursing Organizations Influencing Nursing Education; Current
System of Nursing Education; Post-Graduate Education
Format/Computer Technology Skills (40%)