Green Education in Nursing


Sameh Elhabashy – Lecturer at Cairo University, Egypt

Series: Nursing – Issues, Problems and Challenges; Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: EDU001030; MED058050; MED116000

Discover Green Education in Nursing, a comprehensive guide unveiling the pivotal role of nurses in championing environmentally conscious healthcare. With a focus on the interconnections between human health, the environment, and nursing contributions, this book emphasizes the necessity of a “sustainability curriculum” in nursing education. It explores the historical trajectory of ‘green nursing education’ and delves into the practical implementation of a sustainable green nursing education model.

By exploring green pedagogy and ten key sustainability competencies for nurses, this book equips nursing professionals with the tools to address the challenges of sustainable nursing practice. It offers valuable insights into the design and organization of digital educational materials, emphasizing their role in fostering a comprehensive understanding of sustainable healthcare practices. The book highlights the transformative potential of integrating sustainability principles into nursing education by showcasing the dynamic utilization of the green concept in higher education.

With an environmental approach at its core, “Green Education in Nursing” encourages nurses to spearhead sustainability initiatives within healthcare and confront the challenges posed by single-use items. It advocates for a holistic socio-ecological model in nursing education, underscoring the profound influence of environmental factors on healthcare outcomes. This essential guide provides a roadmap for curriculum integration and the creation of specialized green nursing courses, ultimately empowering nurses to shape a greener, more sustainable future for healthcare.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Green Pedagogy/Education

Chapter 2. Human Health, Environment, and Nursing Contributions: Interconnections and Impact

Chapter 3. Sustainable Green Nursing Education

Chapter 4. Ten Key Sustainability Competencies for Nurses

Chapter 5. Design and Organization of Digital Educational Materials

Chapter 6. Higher Education’s Utilization of Green Concepts

Chapter 7. Green Model in Higher Education

Chapter 8. Socio-Ecological Model in Nursing Education

Chapter 9. How Can Green Education Be Applied to Nursing?

Chapter 10. Clues to Consider in Green Nursing Education Applications

Chapter 11. Curriculum Integration in Green Nursing Education

Chapter 12. Creating Green Nursing Related Courses

Chapter 13. Sustainable Nursing Practices

Chapter 14. Single-Use Items As Challenges in the Long Term

Chapter 15. Environmental Approaches to the Nursing Profession

Chapter 16. Nurses Spearheading Sustainability Initiatives in Healthcare

Chapter 17. Challenges of Green Higher Nursing Education




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