I am currently an ER nurse, but someday i would like to become involved as a diabetes nurse educator, how do i go about doing this? i currently have 2 years experience and my BSN.... help!!
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thanks a bunch!
my mother is a diabetic on the pump......diabetes has always been a thing for me..
Jul 10, '06
by country mom
I passed my CDE last year. I studied the "Core Curriculum for Diabetes Educators" from AADE. It has review questions at the end of each chapter that were especially helpful. I started with the chapters dealing with subjects I am least familiar with (like kids and gestational). Good luck.
Can I just add that I found it interesting there are ED nurses interested in becoming educators. Around here, I often feel like the nurses in ED and the floor don't consider us "real nurses" and think we just sit around in luxury and don't have to work. I even had a supervisor once tell me that I didn't deserve the same pay as the floor nurses because I "don't use my nursing skills in this job". Couldn't be more wrong! For those of you wanting to go into this practice, know ahead of time that you may face some discrimination from colleagues who do not understand or respect your practice.
Last edit by country mom on Jul 10, '06