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- by rbs105 Sep 11, '12I am an MSN prepared nurse who just landed a wonderful full time job but I am wondering if I am alone. I work for the School of Medicine at a large University and teach medical students (3rd year) and residents in general surgery. My background is OR nursing and I love this job because I get access to these doctors while they are young and have included in my instruction how to communicate and better work with nurses. This is a new wave of education for the med schools who are looking for RN's to assist in the education of doctors. I run the skills lab and act as a liason between students and faculty, pass off in suture and knot tying and will eventually pass them off on their lap skills. I LOVE it! But I wondered if anyone else is out there...I know you exist!! I am looking for others to collaborate with and bounce ideas off of....
- Sep 11, '12 by marycarneyThat sounds like a great job! What med school ?
- Sep 11, '12 by rbs105Let's just say I'm in the west.... Still wishing to remain somewhat anonymous on here as I am the only one at the University and you would easily be able to identify me! If you go to the Association for Surgical Education website, there is a committee for nurses in surgical education that gives more information about the specialty. I have contacted some of the nurses on there and talked to some at other universities, but wondered if any were on here....!
- Sep 16, '12 by RNewbieSounds like an interesting job, never thought about nurses in medical education. I love the thought of it! How many years of exp did you have before you became an educator?
- Sep 20, '12 by rbs105Sorry for the delay...I have been a RN for 6 years with mostly an OR background. I was the OR educator in my previous job and was over general surgery so I worked with the surgeons who are also faculty here. Have my MSN and have been teaching adjunct for 1.5 years....basically the stars aligned!