Chris Sykes and colleagues discuss the contribution of educators in developing education programmes and in providing support in the clinical learning environment
Investment in the professional development of the nursing workforce is essential to enhance patient safety, quality of care, personal development and lifelong learning. When resources are scarce, however, education spending is often the first cost saving and this can reduce quality of care. This article explores the role of education facilitators, who are central to strategic representation of practice education issues, delivery of training and development, determining training needs, and the development of relevant education programmes. In addition, they provide support for mentors, practice educators and clinicians.
Nursing Management. 19, 9, 16-22. doi: 10.7748/nm2013.01.19.9.16.s9513Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 09 August 2012
Accepted: 22 October 2012
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