Quote from llg
For example, schools have sent faculty members with NO inpatient peds experience to supervise clinicals in my tertiary care children's hospital. That's the type of problem I am trying to address by coming up with some firm requirements.
Some hospitals in St Louis have started recruiting clinical educators from their own staffs. The nurse is a hospital employee, and part of his/her job is to be a clinical instructor two days per week. The facility and college pay the salary together. This works especially well in unique niche situations like yours.
I'll agree that not every clinical instructor is proficient at the bedside. But, to be fair, not every bedside nurse is a good teacher. Nursing education is a unique specialty. We are not baby sitters for baby nurses!
And by the way, how is it that I can supervise and educate nine students who are caring for nine patients, and not be competent? Students beg to be in my group even though I have very high expectations. Of the 40+ students I have in clinical over 12 months, I rarely have anyone fail boards.