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New textbook features chapters by McMaster nursing faculty

Nov 4, 2020


The Role of the Nurse Educator in Canada is a new textbook published by Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.  

Dr. Bernice Downey is an assistant professor in the McMaster School of Nursing and Indigenous Health Initiative Lead, Faculty of Health Science. She wrote the chapter:  Truth and reconciliation: A path for reform in nursing education.  

Dr. Janet Landeen is a recently retired faculty member of the School of Nursing. She wrote the chapter: Nursing curriculum: Development and design.  

The textbook’s editors are Karin Page-Cutrara and Patricia Bradley.  

From the publisher: This book, a resource for educators in all stages of academic careers, was created with the idea of supporting the transition of nurses moving from practice environments to academia. It aims to present a comprehensive view of the role of the nurse in education and in the teaching and learning of nursing students. It covers a breadth of concepts including philosophy, learning theories, course and curriculum development, and assessment and evaluation techniques. Each chapter has clear learning outcomes, with a focus on theory and practice, that recognizes the specific niche of nursing educator knowledge and expertise.  The Role of the Nurse Educator in Canada was a truly pan-Canadian effort that includes contributions from 18 nurse educators across the country.  

Further information about the book, including purchase information, can be found here: CASN website.

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