Create a 9 pages page paper that discusses students role as a teacher or educator of nurses. Nursing education has been considered essential education, one which helps individuals and learners reach their fitness for practice. . Essential education helps mould a student and it may be argued under these conditions that nurse education involves training, not so much education (Freshwater and Stickley, 2003). . Before the Prior to Project 2000 studies in the UK, nurse education was mostly related to the apprenticeship model of training (Bines and Watson, 1992). . Such model includes gaining skills via on-the-job training using theoretical elements. The objective for traditional nurse education has been on securing specific skills and knowledge in order for students to reach a higher standard of practice (Gillespie, 2002). . The classroom therefore has been supported by knowledge and practical learning which has been essential in the clinical setting. . Propositional knowledge can be defined in relation to textbook knowledge where an individual learns facts and theories on a subject matter without having to directly experience it (Burnard, 1987). .Project 2000 in the UK challenged traditional nurse learning. .
Models of education changed to the more technocratic models (Gessner, 2011). . In effect, curriculum development models have been closely linked to the instrumentalist principles, humanism, as well as functionalist models. . Based on these perspectives, the student inherits wisdom and values from society, helping him or her become a better nurse and practitioner. .This student aspires to be a teacher/educator in adult health nursing. . This type of educator was chosen over other types of teacher because this type of learning includes a wide range of knowledge and expertise which would be a challenging and engaging field of practice to enter. . The preparation of lessons would help inform this teacher, as well as the learners. . The learning process would require significant resources which would also require coordination with other practitioners and other nurses. . Working with other nurses and practitioners is always an important aspect of healthcare practice. .