Characteristics of Excellent Teachers of Nursing

  1. From the Carnegie Foundation's Study of Nursing Education:

    Excellent teachers:
    • have a clear vision of what kind of nurse they would like to graduate
    • place their students in a collaborative nursing role
    • ask students to answer questions about what is at stake for the patient, what the patient is experiencing, and what the next step is for the patient
    • highlight what is salient about a case or a situation and what is an appropriate response
    • seamlessly integrate the three apprenticeships to teach how to be a nurse in terms of ethical comportment, knowledge of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and practice skills
    • engage in dialogue with students to explore the student's thinking