For a long time one thing that has consistently impressed me, over the course of my career, is the fact that nurses typically are quite clear about what they think nursing should be. In fact that is one of the outcomes of the research studies we conducted as part of the early days on the Nurse Manifest project. This puzzles me, given that undergraduate nursing curricula and clinical experiences are typically constructed along the lines of a medical model, and nursing textbooks are stuffed with information about diseases and medical procedures.
So I a proposing a discussion here about how nurse educators who read this blog view the content that they teach. I am starting this off with a short poll to get a general idea of the extent to which you are able to teach the values and ideals of expressed in the Nursing Manifesto. If you are so inspired, also leave comments at the bottom of this post. Depending on what we discover from this very short poll and any comments, we plan future blog posts and discussions!