Is nursing viable as an academic discipline?

David, R. Thompson *

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This paper contends that nursing, particularly in the UK, is at risk of losing its place in the academy. The paper aims to review the role of universities and the place of nursing within them; to highlight the tensions facing nursing and nurses in the universities; and to suggest some ways of overcoming these tensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-697
Number of pages4
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2009


  • Academe
  • Nursing
  • Universities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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