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Nursing Bachelor’s Education Program in Iran and UCLA: A Comparative Study
Adib Hajbaghery. M 1, Mazhariazad. F2
1- (Corresponding Author) Ph.D. in Nursing, Professor, Trauma Nursing Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.
2- MSc in Nursing, Instructor, Faculty of Nursing, Azad university of Bandar Abbas Branch, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Abstract:   (69 Views)
Introduction: Considering the world’s most successful educational systems is an indication for the institutionalization of an effective system and comparing different educational systems will promote the content and quality of the curriculum.
Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a comparative study of nursing Bachelor’s Education Program in Iran and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Material and methods: This descriptive-comparative study was performed in 2018, data were collected by googling the key words of nursing, nursing education, curriculum, California UCLA and Iran, and a review of the history and details of the nursing Bachelor’s education program in Iran and UCLA and analyzed using Bereday’s four-stage model including description, interpretation, juxtaposition and comparison.
Results: The goals, missions and structures of both programs are similar. Considering the characteristics and cultural diversity of patients, the patient-centered approach, caring for the high quality and safe care are the goals of the UCLA Nursing Faculty to the, which is less common in Iran. There are some differences in the pre-requisite courses.. In UCLA Nursing School, clinical education is done in the simulator lab equipped with the most updated educational technology, but in Iran, it is conducted in a clinical setting, using modern educational approaches is less common in Iran. Graduates at UCLA are not allowed to work until getting RN (Registered Nurse) license, but they start working in Iran after graduation.
Discussion and Conclusion: Considering that the program of nursing undergraduate studies in Iran was revised in 2014, performing descriptive studies on acquired competencies and program content can help to improve the program by problem solving.

Keywords: Bachelor of Nursing, Comparative Study, Iran, UCLA.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/02/25 | Accepted: 2019/05/21
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