Professional Teaching and Learning

ProfessionalTeaching and Learning

ProfessionalTeaching and Learning


Studentsstrive to comprehend how nursing education prepares them to undertakethe social contract profession. The ability to stretch their mind andwork hard for lifelong learning is an important ingredient of success(Scales, 2013). Lifelong learning calls for commitment and stayingahead in all aspects of life. It assists that nurses should keep upwith the current issues in their field, thus playing an essentialrole in expanding the mind. In addition, lifelong learning increasesknowledge and skills in a particular area or field, that is, peopleget to digest information that they never had. There are many ways oflifelong learning however, high stakes learning is considered to bethe best, especially for nursing students.


Themoment students are officially introduced to a nursing program, theyare bound to start working on specimens, for example, mannequinsamong others. Later on, they enter the practical world (clinicalsettings) to learn through experience concerning patients indifferent environments (Oermann, 2015). Therefore, the practicalnature of high-stakes learning results in complex, open-ended, andskilled knowledge, which is integral for education to identify thenatural composition of particular elements.

HealthTeaching for Patients and Public Groups

Patienteducation involves medical practitioners imparting health knowledgeto patients to improve their conditions. On the other hand, publicgroups’ health teaching is the communication of general medicalinformation for academic satisfaction. Despite the relevance ofpublic groups’ education in the society, patient teaching iscritical and beneficial (Benner et al., 2010). Through patientteaching, there is an enhanced understanding of health status anddiagnosis. Furthermore, patients have a high level of trust towardstheir health educator (doctors and nurses) and remain within theprescription besides, they even refer others.


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Scales,P. (2013). Teachingin the lifelong learning sector.Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.