Fun Education!

  1. I am a new grad and want to hone my teaching skills.

    Does anyone know of any interesting and fun ways to work while becoming a nursing educator?
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Dani_2
    I have seen one program with three levels of medical education degree that looks good; one of them is brief and looks great in that you are awarded a master teaching certificate! One component of the program is online and one component is face to face. The face to face part is in Italy. Imagine that!!!!

    International Graduate Program in Medical Education

    The whole program looks comprehensive, but the MTC seems to provide a real immersion for about the cost of a high end vacation for the same period of time!

    Dani
  4. by   F_Nightengown
    I was in Milan last summer after I graduated. I'd sign up just for the in class part...
  5. by   F_Nightengown
    Has anyone on this board studied at Ambrosiana, or knows anyone that has?
  6. by   Dani_2
    Hi F Nigthengown,

    What were you doing in Milan?
    How long ago did you graduate?
    Are you as concerned about improving nursing education too?

    The www.internationalgme.org does look interesting doesn't it?

    I mean what a romantic getaway for a new grad!!! Tuscany!! 4 weeks and a teaching certificate for the price of a high end holday with nothing but debt at the end!

    Who do you think will be there?

    Have you emailed them yet??

    Dani
  7. by   Dani_2
    Hey F nightengown

    It seems that we have a common interest in higher education. Note, F Nightengown, that the face to face component of the www.internationalgme.org MTC certificate is in Assisi, Italy. Not Milan.

    I really can't imagine who might attend this certificate course in medical edcuation, (doctors I imagine) but it does look interesting and econimical if you compare it to a vacation in Italy. It really does look interesting, does it not!!!

    The principles of the school that provides this certification apear to be directed towards health-related education and could in general encompass nursing education prinicples, so it may be of interest to us Nurses.
    Last edit by Dani_2 on Dec 11, '06 : Reason: Update
  8. by   new-nurse1
    Quote from F_Nightengown
    I was in Milan last summer after I graduated. I'd sign up just for the in class part...
    Hi F_Nightengown,

    How long have you been nursing?
  9. by   new-nurse1
    Quote from F_Nightengown
    I was in Milan last summer after I graduated. I'd sign up just for the in class part...
    Were you there nursing or on vacation?
  10. by   new-nurse1
    Quote from Dani_2
    I have seen one program with three levels of medical education degree that looks good; one of them is brief and looks great in that you are awarded a master teaching certificate! One component of the program is online and one component is face to face. The face to face part is in Italy. Imagine that!!!!

    International Graduate Program in Medical Education

    The whole program looks comprehensive, but the MTC seems to provide a real immersion for about the cost of a high end vacation for the same period of time!

    Dani
    Hi Dani

    Do you think that this program has much to offer nurses who want to become educators or improve their educator skills?

    Do you think you would attend this program?
  11. by   Dani_2
    Quote from new-nurse1
    Hi Dani

    Do you think that this program has much to offer nurses who want to become educators or improve their educator skills?

    Do you think you would attend this program?
    I think that this program, like others will provide participating nurses with the essentials - provided they are prepared, intelligent and want to become better educators.

    I am thinking of getting in touch with them to find out more about their program. I have not yet received any feedback here about what training programs exist for nursing education. It seems that medicine is ahead of us in this endeavor. Maybe by attending such med ed programs, nurses can learn about the core requirements for developing similar programs in for training nurses about how to improve nursing education - not that nursing education lacks anything, but we can always get better, especially if we learn how to formally study nursing pedagogy. You know, so we can identify what approaches to educating nurses work best - that means have the best evidence!!
  12. by   F_Nightengown
    Whoa, guys! OK -I've been only nursing for a year, in Edmonton, Canada. I'm doing emerg training right now. I showed my instructor this web site - she thought the Master Teacher Certificate looked interesting, but thinks there isn't enough information on the site. She hasn't heard of any of the faculty members. Probably worth digging a little deeper.
    I don't know about improving nursing yet, I'm just concentrating on improving my own!
    I was in Milan on my Euro-trek. Spent WAY to much money for somebody with student loans!
  13. by   Dani_2
    Quote from F_Nightengown
    Whoa, guys! OK -I've been only nursing for a year, in Edmonton, Canada. I'm doing emerg training right now. I showed my instructor this web site - she thought the Master Teacher Certificate looked interesting, but thinks there isn't enough information on the site. She hasn't heard of any of the faculty members. Probably worth digging a little deeper.
    I don't know about improving nursing yet, I'm just concentrating on improving my own!
    I was in Milan on my Euro-trek. Spent WAY to much money for somebody with student loans!
    I know what you mean. There are no faculty bios on the site.
    when I search for some of the faculty in the literature, it turns out that they are publishing in the pre-eminent journals of medical edcuation - for example, Donnon published in Academic Medicine just last October!!! This indicates that the faculty are the real thing!

    I know what you mean about student loans! I was lucky to be able to work quite a bit on the way to my BSN.

    Hey F, what do yuo think you would do with a degree in nursing and one of these certificates in Medical Edcuation. You could probably get in on the ground florr of a med ed department. It seems these are just starting to form around the country.
    Last edit by Dani_2 on Dec 11, '06 : Reason: spelling
  14. by   F_Nightengown
    I don't really know what I'd do with it, but as I say my instructor in emerg was quite interested. Plenty of nurses around with 10 or 15 years of experience that need to pass that experience along. She was quite excited.

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