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NLN Advances New Priorities for Nursing Education Research for 2020-2023

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National League for Nursing Advances New Priorities for Nursing Education Research for 2020-2023

Updated Publication from the NLN/Chamberlain University College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education
Washington, DC — In its continuing support of nurse educators seeking best practices in teaching and learning, the National League for Nursing announces updated priorities in nursing education research. Published by the NLN/Chamberlain University College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education, NLN Research Priorities 2020-2023 offers a concise blueprint for scholars to generate and translate rigorous, reliable evidence to undergird innovative academic and clinical instruction.

“The ultimate goal of retooling the National League for Nursing research priorities is to advance the science of nursing education, guiding faculty responsible for preparing practitioners to deliver superb care and maximize patient wellness throughout the lifespan. Through an outstanding, diverse nursing workforce, we can advance the health of the nation and the global community,” said NLN President Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and president of The Wise Group.

NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, said, “The National League for Nursing’s Research Review Panel, under the direction of Dr. Barbara Patterson, Distinguished Scholar of the NLN/Chamberlain Center for Advancing the Science of Nursing Education, identified four key areas in which scholarship may have an enormous impact on the current and future status of nursing education. They have made an outstanding contribution to our profession and should be congratulated on this fine work.”

The NLN/Chamberlain Priorities call for research teams to:

  • Build the science of nursing education through the generation and translation of innovative teaching and learning strategies
  • Build faculty teaching practice
  • Create partnerships, including inter/intra-professional education (IPE) and global initiatives, that advance learning and enhance health and client care
  • Build a nurse faculty workforce to meet the needs of nursing education, staff, administration, and health care

The publication includes a number of contemporary realities and challenges scholars are urged to consider in designing research projects. Among these: the persistent shortage of nurses and nurse educators; sophistication of technology; novel settings for wellness care and management of chronic conditions; increased efforts at community engagement; the need for robust designs and reliable and valid instruments; and the need of care teams to forge inter professional partnerships and other institutional collaborations.

The full text of the NLN Research Priorities 2020-2023 may be found on the National League for Nursing website.

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