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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