The Art of Teaching Nurses

  • Yasser El Miedany


Nursing education has significantly developed in response to the changing needs, advances, priorities and expectations in health and healthcare. Modern nursing education should enable the nurse student/practitioner to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviour and meet the present and future challenges. Also, nurses should be able to improve health and well-being, drive up standards and quality as well as cover a range of roles including practitioner, educator, leader and researcher. In partnership with the physicians and surgeons, nurses are expected to provide essential care to a very high standard and provide complex care using the best available evidence and technology where appropriate. Management of long-term conditions and the ageing population represents an extra challenge that requires a specialized learning and training. As graduates they must be able to think analytically, use problem-solving approaches and evidence in decision-making, keep up with technical advances and meet future expectations. This chapter will provide a descriptive account of nursing education including a contemporary understanding of the art and science in educating nurses; the modern concept of specialist nursing, using rheumatology specialized nursing as an example; as well as the current change in the anatomy of the clinic visits and the nurses’ educational needs. It will expand to discuss teaching strategies for nurses’ education and current challenges to specialist nursing education and will conclude with a reflection on how future services are likely to be delivered and a vision towards nurses’ education in the year 2030.


Teaching nurses Nurse education Art of teaching nurses Science of education Rheumatology nurse specialist Telehealth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasser El Miedany
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  1. 1.King’s College London, Darent Valley HospitalDartfordUK
  2. 2.Rheumatology and RehabilitationAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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