Title

Driving toward a culture shift: Case studies of social mission in nursing education

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-1-2022

Journal

Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Volume

42

DOI

10.1016/j.profnurs.2022.07.009

Keywords

Future of Nursing; Health equity; Nursing education; Social mission

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Nursing schools need to provide students with the appropriate tools to develop competencies and resources to actualize moral courage to advance health equity and center social mission. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe six nursing programs that exemplify a variety of ways that social mission goals are pursued in different contexts. METHOD: Using a case study approach, we selected nursing schools that excelled in at least one of the following social mission domains: education program, community engagement, governance, diversity & inclusion, institutional culture & climate and research. We conducted video interviews with the administration, faculty and students. FINDINGS: Main themes were: (1) central university/college commitment; (2) allocation of school resources; (3) faculty buy-in; (4) community partnerships; and, (5) an institutional culture of inclusion. DISCUSSION: While each school approaches social mission differently, there are commonalities across cases including a number of necessary factors for schools to advance their social mission goals.

Department

Nursing Faculty Publications

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