Innovation and Creative Work in Nursing: A Challenging Turning Point in Teaching and Learning


  • Doungnetre Thummakul Thummakul Suan Dusit University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Masarin Sukolpuk Boromarajonani College of Nursing Changwat Nonthaburi, Faculty of nursing, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Thailand


innovation, creative work in nursing, challenging turning point, teaching and learning


Innovation and creative works in nursing is important and challenging, because life style changes for individual caused by a condition where changes occur constantly, such as smaller family or promotion of education is a turning point for nurse school curriculum. To create a curriculum that answers social demands, be practical and produce graduates that can work and live in the 21th century. The concept of
Thailand 4.0 will develop economy into “value-based economy” or “economy based on innovation” especially the development of medical technology. So, having graduates study research method, innovation and creative work in nursing will improve their ability to think thoughtfully, solve problems and think creatively and innovatively. Promotion of innovative behavior—such as opportunity exploration,
idea generation, idea search, idea communication, idea promotion, championing which may be assisted by application—and behavior to overcome challenges, which are essential and important skills to improve quality of hospital and patients’ safety. For innovative thoughts to become a physical product that can be put in to use, it has to go through patent registration before publishing, for the
inventor’s benefits, commercial benefits and a period of ownership. In the future, there will definitely be competition to produce nursing innovation to improve individual life and health.

mpetition to produce nursing innovation to improve individual life and health.


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Thummakul DT, Sukolpuk M. Innovation and Creative Work in Nursing: A Challenging Turning Point in Teaching and Learning. JHNR [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 28 [cited 2022 Dec. 4];36(3):284-92. Available from: