PERCEPTIVES OF NURSING EDUCATIONGLOBAL AND NATIONAL
The demand for higher education has increased worldwide and theresponse has been an impressive expansion of education offerings bothwithin and across countries. In recent years there has been a proliferation of educational courses that target international clientele. This h as led toconcerns about quality and consistency and also the need for internationalstandards of education.Internationalization in education, according to knight “the process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension in the purpose,functions and delivery of post – secondary education”.Exported education service are delivered in various ways.
As students travel abroad to receive their education.
As education is delivered to them through distance learning.
As educational institutions from one country provide onsite classes inanother country, often through establishing branch campuses.Education of health professionals, specially nurses, cannot be entirelyhomogenous given population health issues, such as endemic diseases, alongwith social, cultural and economic differences. The standards for nursingeducation need to be established through out the world to provide a guide for local services and to assure a minimum standard for important issues such asessential qualifications for nurse educators.