Journal of Undergraduate Research


healer's art, learning history, organizational learning




A primary purpose of this study was to discover new insights related to organizational learning in a college of nursing that may guide nursing faculty and administrators as they strive to improve outcomes in their own colleges.

Organizational learning is highly context-dependent process through which organizations progress toward achieving their desired outcomes. For a college of nursing, desired outcomes may relate to student achievement, faculty productivity, leadership in the profession, etc. Although organizational learning has been studied in a variety of business and industrial settings, it has not been studied in colleges of nursing. Understanding organizational learning in colleges of nursing is important for nursing faculty and administrators who wish to facilitate learning and achieve better outcomes in their own colleges. For this study, the learning history method was selected because it is specifically designed for studying organizational learning and the context in which learning occurred. Given the unique context of colleges of nursing, this method was particularly fitting.

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Nursing Commons