Educational administrators, faculty, and students involved in nursing education are responsible for advancing the development, dissemination, and use of nursing knowledge. Nursing scholars have indicated that professional nurses are knowledge workers (Benner, 1984), using theoretical and practical nursing knowledge to guide nursing practice. Nurse educators should adequately prepare nursing students to fulfill this important mission.
Diana M.L. Newman, EdD, RN is Professor, School of Nursing, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts.