Research Priorities in Nursing Education

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The NLN Research Priorities in Nursing Education 2020-2023 continue to support nurse researchers who pursue the science of nursing education. The 2020-2023 priorities create a roadmap that connects the science of nursing education with the science of learning to develop an evidentiary base to guide educators in the preparation of nurses whose practice promotes and maintains wellness and care throughout the lifespan. These priorities guide the development of future programs of nursing education research dedicated to the generation and translation of evidence that builds best teaching and learning practices.

The four 2020-2023 research priorities are:

  • Build the science of nursing education through the generation and translation of innovative teaching and learning strategies
  • Build faculty teaching practice
  • Create partnerships, including inter/intra-professional education (IPE) and global initiatives, that advance learning, enhance health and client care
  • Build a nurse faculty workforce to meet the needs of nursing education, staff, administration, and healthcare

The ultimate goal of these endeavors is to develop the science of nursing education that will be used to prepare practitioners who deliver excellent health care. To accomplish this goal, research needs to focus on the generation and translation of evidence in the areas of innovative teaching and learning strategies, faculty teaching practice, educational partnerships, and nurse faculty workforce capacity.