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Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh. 2006;3:Article 20. Epub 2006 Aug 18.

CAN-Care: an innovative model of practice-based learning.

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Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, USA.


The "Collaborative Approach to Nursing Care" (CAN-Care) Model of practice-based education is designed to meet the unique learning needs of the accelerated nursing program student. The model is based on a synergistic partnership between the academic and service settings, the vision of which is to create an innovative practice-based learning model, resulting in a positive experience for both the student and unit-based nurse. Thus, the objectives of quality outcomes for both the college and Health Care Organization are fulfilled. Specifically, the goal is the education of nurses ready to meet the challenges of caring for persons in the complex health care environment of the 21st century.

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