Some important limitations of competency-based education with respect to nurse education: An Australian Perspective

Chapman, Helen M. (1999) Some important limitations of competency-based education with respect to nurse education: An Australian Perspective. Nurse Education Today, 19(2), pp. 129-135.

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Issues concerning competency-based education (CBE) have recently promoted much discussion and debate throughout most developed countries. This paper provides an Australian perspective and adds to the wider debate about CBE by deliberating on the part professional competency standards should play in a university curriculum, specifically the undergraduate nurse education curriculum. A position is developed by addressing the following thesis statement: the competency-based approach to nursing education is an indisputable reality but nursing competencies must not be allowed to control the curriculum. Some background material is briefly reviewed in order to situate CBE, nurse education, and nursing competencies in their Australian economic and socio-political context. The position is then explicated through an examination of some intersections between nursing competencies and aspects of undergraduate nurse curriculum making.

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ID Code: 5551
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1054/nedt.1999.0620
ISSN: 0260-6917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:35

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