Those who can't.....teach? - page 2
Okay I decided I think I want to teach CNA classes:idea:...but do I need to have CNA experience before I can do that? or do I have to get my RN first? :confused: I think I would really like to teach, instead of working in the... Read More
- 3Jan 31, '10 by iteachobQuote from RN1980Well the saying is "Those who can do and those who can't..teach".
And it's a stupid saying, because the fact of the matter is.....those who teach, DID (and did well) for quite a few years, in most cases.
Not everyone can make it into (or through) graduate school. Those who teach, did that also.
- 0Jan 31, '10 by TweetyI have a friend that teaches a CNA course and his background is in sales and isn't even a CNA. He's a good teacher and his students probably love him, but I was a bit taken aback that he got this job. The school is a private school and doesn't have clinicals.
I imagine accredited schools that have clinicals more than likely require RNs or LPNs.
- 0Jan 31, '10 by netglowMost of my instructors began the semester sort of like an interview. They stated what their education hx was, as well as work hx, and if they still are in practice and doing what kind of stuff. Curious, the one nursing instructor that did not just let us know, turned out to be a horrible clinical instructor. OMG, she was far more nervous on the floor than we were. I wanted to take her by the shoulders and walk her to and sit her down in the waiting room with a remote for the TV, LOL!! Turns out she did not have what it took. But having said that, if your gonna take the job.... if you can be really into teaching you can hop those hurdles and know how to supplement where you are lacking a bit. Not everybody can do this.
Kind of sucks when as a student you have RNs at clinical telling you to what extent they hate your clinical instructor!