Learning to teach: When should the socialization begin?

Katie Hooven, Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko


Socialization is a process where one learns about the roles and patterns of a group. Socialization to the role of a nurse educator is a complicated and diverse issue. Higher education is undergoing major changes, which include increased external scrutiny related to teaching and learning. Historically the process of learning to teach adapts or changes related to economics, demands for educators or other societal reasons. Currently the requirement to teach is met by anyone holding a graduate or terminal degree regardless of his or her respective curriculum. This paper supports the notion graduate education in nursing would be most effective if subject matter related to the student’s nursing specialty as well as content on pedagogy and educational philosophies were integrated.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v6n1p16

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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