Part 6. Education for value-informed nursing practice

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      With the ongoing transition to value-based health care, a strong command of foundational economic concepts, like cost and value, and the ability to thoughtfully engage in value-informed nursing practice have become essential for the future of the nursing profession. Earlier in this six-part series, we explained value-informed nursing practice, its historical, economic, and ethical foundation, its promise for an environmentally responsible, innovation-driven future health care, and why its adoption requires a reframing of some of the nursing's professional norms and behaviors. This paper concludes the series with one of the most important issues—education for value-informed nursing practice. We begin by setting forth our vision of how nursing students will learn and apply value informed nursing practice, consider challenges that nurse educators will face, and offer some suggestions for engraining value into the consciousness of the nursing profession.


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