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CURRICULUM BLUEPRINTS FOR THE FUTURE: THE PROCESS OF BLENDING BELIEFS.

RADKE, KAREN J. PhD, RN; ADAMS, BARBARA N. MS, RNC; ANDERSON, JANET MS, RN; BOUMAN, CARROLL MS, RN; RIDEOUT, KATHY MS, RN; ZIGROSSI, SUZANNE MSN, RN
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Abstract

Bold and innovative educational programs are essential to prepare nurses who will effectively meet the demands of health care delivery in the 1990s. The authors describe the process used to develop the guiding documents for a future oriented curriculum. The key concepts in the statement of philosophy- nurse, consumer, environment, health, and unification-are depicted in the conceptual model of nursing as dynamic relationships. The content of the model and how it was derived from the faculty members' beliefs about nursing are discussed.

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