The Journey to Nursing Professionalism: A Learner-Centered Approach

This article reports on a biannual baccalaureate nursing program designed to concentrate student learning on the tenets of professionalism in nursing. A seminar structure is used to promote student interaction, the exploration of professional issues, and critical thinking. Miller's Wheel of Professionalism in Nursing provides a framework for discussion of professional concepts in nursing. Several teaching-learning strategies are used, including a short slide show, interactive lectures by area experts, and student-led group discussions of scenarios based on the elements of professionalism illustrated by Miller. Use of Miller's framework and these various educational strategies yielded greater faculty satisfaction and student participation than witnessed in previous years, resulting in a deeper foundation for professional behavior development throughout the curriculum. Key Words Nursing Professionalism - Baccalaureate Education - Student-Centered Learning - Miller's Wheel of Professionalism in Nursing.

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