Building communities in higher education: the case of nursing

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Abstract

The historic and current case to retain a focused clinical nursing identity within an academic context is explicit; however there is tension between the need for excellence in teaching and research, and obligation to maintain a credible clinical identity. Nursing is politically and vocationally advanced but, arguably, weaker academically. Considered an ‘old vocation’ but a ‘young discipline’, nursing lacks the traditional background found in established academic communities. Nurses still find it difficult to ‘let go’ of the past and new academics will often try to re-create a clinical role because they lack confidence in their ability to fulfil an academic one.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalTeaching in Higher Education
Volume19
Issue number1
Early online date21 Nov 2013
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Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

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