Re-valuing nursing's currency: Shifting away from hierarchical binary opposition

Amy Miner Ross, Diane Fotheringham, Kristen Crusoe

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    This paper starts a discussion amongst nurse educators internationally regarding the nature of curricula for initial nursing licensure. Nursing is compelled by traditional views of nursing into taking a long-established and expected place in the health care hierarchy, which is reflected in current curricula. In order to establish a re-valued nursing currency within healthcare, nursing educators are required to re-examine these established norms and re-design these curricula, based on the premise that nursing is now set in a complex and unpredictable system.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)687-690
    Number of pages4
    JournalNurse education today
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - May 2014


    • Binary opposition
    • Complex health care systems
    • Complexity
    • Nursing education
    • Nursing's value
    • Pre-licensure curriculum

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nursing(all)
    • Education

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