Doris Deedei Khalil, RN, PhD, RM, RNT, Division of Nursing & Midwifery, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa.
Experiences of Teaching Nursing in Four Countries
Article first published online: 24 APR 2006
Volume 41, Issue 2, pages 88–94, April 2006
How to Cite
Khalil, RN, PhD, RM, RNT, D. D. (2006), Experiences of Teaching Nursing in Four Countries. Nursing Forum, 41: 88–94. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2006.00042.x
- Issue published online: 24 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 24 APR 2006
- Nursing education;
- institutional culture;
- teaching and learning experiences;
- United Kingdom;
- South Africa
This article presents reflections on personal experiences of teaching nursing in the United Kingdom, Ghana, Uganda, and South Africa. The experiences related focus on differences and similarities in institutional cultures, teaching strategies, categories of students, students’ expectations, and learning opportunities. The four institutions could be described as different; yet because of the hierarchical nature of the nursing profession, even within the training or university settings, a new staff member regardless of his/her qualifications and experiences is frequently relegated to the level of a novice. Discussions on some of the challenges facing Ghana and Uganda nursing training institutions and suggestions on possible approaches to address those challenges are presented.