What would you look for in a nursing instructor? - page 3

So I'll be starting my master's this fall, Nursing Educator. This is strange because I really hated nursing school, although I didn't really hate the instructors, just the way the whole thing was... Read More

  1. by   Agnus
    Quote from orrnlori
    So I'll be starting my master's this fall, Nursing Educator. This is strange because I really hated nursing school, although I didn't really hate the instructors, just the way the whole thing was done. The stress was very deliberate, nursing care plans are ridiculous compared to real practice, and some nursing diagnosis are very convoluted.

    Who were your best instructors and why? What was different about the best over the worst? Who inspired you and how?
    Don't read to me. You insult my intelligence and waste my time. Don't simply thow a ton of facts at me. Don't lecture.

    I had, for advanced med surg, one instructor who was a good teacher. He talked to us he did not simply give us a litany of facts. He explained in an easy non stressed manor. We learned we did not feel overwhelmed and yet somehow he managed to cover everything we needed.

    We did much better than previous classes who had an instructor who overwhelemed you with print outs of power point slides. (Her whole lecture)

    I hate power point because most people have no clue how to use it effectively. What is more most slides are poorly done and do not enhance the lecture.

    Better yet join Toastmasters and learn some presentation skills. Most instructors are not skilled in teaching. Thier students learn inspite of them.

    Most of my instructors always seemed stressed. After getting to know a few I learned they were terrified infront of the class., even though they had been doing this for decades. They passed their stress on to us.

    I am throwing out the Toastmaster's suggestion. I don't have any illusions that anyone here will take it. Just keep in mind it is those who need it the most that refuese to consider it. Find a club at www.toastmasters.org

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