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Sparks to Wildfires: The Emergence and Impact of Nurse Practitioner Education at Virginia Commonwealth University 1974–1991

Sparks to Wildfires: The Emergence and Impact of Nurse Practitioner Education at Virginia... Sparks to Wildfires: The Emergence and Impact of Nurse Practitioner Education at Virginia Commonwealth University 1974- 1991 RITA A. SF.EC ER j ABLONS !-.:1 Virginia Commonwealth Un iversity School of Nursing One of most hi sroric changes in nurs ing ed u cation in the last quarter of the twentieth centu ry was the developmem and evolution of nurse practitioner (N P) education. By focu sin g on the case of a school heavi ly involved in this evolution, this study explores th e development of NP education in schools of nursing across the U n ired Stares. T heN P program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond can serve as a m icrocosm illustrating the collision of earlier nurse educatio n pedagogy wirh the uniqu e cl ini cal path of the n urse practitioner moveme nt T h e NP program at VCU is a sali ent case study fo r several reasons. First, it was among the first N P programs in the United Srates developed in an existing school of nursing well steeped in tradition and conservative educational practices. Second, VCU developed the fi rst fam ily nurse practi tioner (FNP) and obstetric-gynecology nu http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Sparks to Wildfires: The Emergence and Impact of Nurse Practitioner Education at Virginia Commonwealth University 1974–1991

Nursing History Review , Volume 11 (1): 19 – Jan 1, 2003

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.11.1.167
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Sparks to Wildfires: The Emergence and Impact of Nurse Practitioner Education at Virginia Commonwealth University 1974- 1991 RITA A. SF.EC ER j ABLONS !-.:1 Virginia Commonwealth Un iversity School of Nursing One of most hi sroric changes in nurs ing ed u cation in the last quarter of the twentieth centu ry was the developmem and evolution of nurse practitioner (N P) education. By focu sin g on the case of a school heavi ly involved in this evolution, this study explores th e development of NP education in schools of nursing across the U n ired Stares. T heN P program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond can serve as a m icrocosm illustrating the collision of earlier nurse educatio n pedagogy wirh the uniqu e cl ini cal path of the n urse practitioner moveme nt T h e NP program at VCU is a sali ent case study fo r several reasons. First, it was among the first N P programs in the United Srates developed in an existing school of nursing well steeped in tradition and conservative educational practices. Second, VCU developed the fi rst fam ily nurse practi tioner (FNP) and obstetric-gynecology nu

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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