Dispelling desperation in prelicensure nursing education

Mona M. Shattell, Katherine M. Smith, Emily E. Eddins, Cheryl McNeill

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Traditional nursing education that is perceived as autocratic and conformist produces feelings of isolation and desperation in many prelicensure nursing students. This article illustrates, through the voices of two nursing students, how prelicensure students can dispel their isolation and desperation. Implications for nurse educators are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalTeaching and Learning in Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Desperation
  • Nurse educators
  • Prelicensure nursing students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Research and Theory
  • Fundamentals and skills


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