I currently have my BSN and will finish my MSN next spring. However, I dont plan on actually applying for my first teaching job (which I hope will be a nursing instructor at a community college I attended) for a few more years, as I want my kids to be in school.
So I have a few years to ready myself. I currently work fulltime Med/Surg which I feel helps me keep up my skills. I also mentor the students and new hires.
I feel like I need to work on my public speaking skills, as I still get pretty nervous speaking in front of groups. I am looking into Toastmasters. Any other ideas on how to learn public speaking so I am prepared for the classroom? I dont really want to do presentations at my work as there isnt really time for me to do any presentations and my DON is unsupportive of the idea.
Besides learning public speaking, is there anything you recommend I do in the next while to prepare me for the real world?