This text provides first-hand guidance for those involved in nurse education who are interested in the introduction of this strategy for teaching and learning. The suitability of problem-based learning (PBL) as a philosophy for nurse education in the new millennium is discussed through a series of reflective accounts by educationalists who have successfully implemented PBL. Topics covered include the nature of PBL, developing a problem-based curriculum, facilitor preparation, distance learning and assessment for PBL.
SALLY GLEN is Professor of Nurse Education and Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee. She has published widely on nursing education. An elected member of the UK Council of Deans of Nursing Schools and Departments Executive Committee and the UK representative on the EC Education and Training Committee. - KAY WILKIE is PBL Co-ordinator at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee. Until its amalgamation with the University of Dundee, she was Programme Leader: Foundation Studies at Fife College of Health Studies. Kay has been involved in nurse education for over a decade and is particularly interested in making learning more student-centred.