Nurse educators and managers of nursing schools function within the dynamics of their schools; professional and higher education policies and legislation; and, in South Africa, an extremely diverse society. Since they are also part of the global nursing community, the realities of international standards compound their responsibilities. Nurse educators’ guide to management acknowledges these challenges and aims to empower nurse educators and managers of nursing schools by creating awareness of areas that need to be explored and embraced to function more effectively.
Nurse educators’ guide to management has been thoroughly revised to ensure relevance and currency. Four new chapters have been added, addressing the budget and financial management, management related to curriculum development and learning environments in the education of nurses, and empowerment towards school excellence. The reader is introduced to the philosophical, professional and ethical, leadership and quality challenges that a nursing school has to face; the different nursing school scenarios and the healthcare, regulatory and educational environments in which nursing schools in South Africa function. The closing section of the book deals with school excellence and its relationship to empowerment, the mission of a nursing school in society, its empowering of students and personnel towards excellence; and ultimately the empowerment of nursing schools through alliances and networking.
Nurse educators’ guide to management is aimed at educators, managers of nursing schools and students preparing themselves for a career in nursing education.
The authors of the book are experienced nursing professionals with a special interest in the education of nurses and advancement of the structures, processes and outcomes of nursing education at institutional and national levels. They are all acknowledged leaders in the field of nursing education.