Nurse Educators, Introduce Yourselves! - page 12

Welcome to the Nurse Educator Forum. It is my desire that you find this a warm, inviting place and will come here often for friendly, collegial discussions. Let me introduce myself: I have been an... Read More

  1. by   witnurse
    Hi all. I am 52 years young! I have been in nursing for over 30 years. I am a diploma RN. I want to get my MSN. I was thinking of Excelsior College. Am I too Old? I love teaching of all kinds but also want some business courses. Please let me know what you all think?
    Eeyore Nurse
  2. by   texasRN661
    Quote from witnurse
    Hi all. I am 52 years young! I have been in nursing for over 30 years. I am a diploma RN. I want to get my MSN. I was thinking of Excelsior College. Am I too Old? I love teaching of all kinds but also want some business courses. Please let me know what you all think?
    Eeyore Nurse
    I have been nursing for 24 years, and I am also a diploma RN. I am taking the pre-reqs right now for an RN-MSN program through the University of Texas. There are many online programs - I've heard that Phoenix Online is good. I am taking the combined education and administration tracts. Good luck to you!
  3. by   vikvik1978
    Hy i am a nurse clinical educator in the emergency room...I was promoted to this position newly.
    I have a BSN degree in nursing and "Diplome D'etat Francais in Nursing". I will be graduating this semester in Master in Health Management & policy. I have 6 years of nursing experience. I worked one year in the oncology floor, & 5 years in the Emergency Room.
    That's all folks''''
  4. by   menetopali
    hello everyone,

    not sure if i quite fit here or not. i'm a health educator and campus nurse at a small southwestern college. i currently hold an ADN and a BA in Recreation & Park Mgt. and am almost finished with my BSN.

    i spend the bulk of my time educating college students (and faculty/staff) about health issues and choices. i'm not sure if i'm a nurse educator or an educator nurse
  5. by   totonurse
    Hello everyone!
    I am a med-surg instructor at a small community college. I have taught nsg. there for 10 years. Basically I have taught the same content the entire time. I have continued to work part time in different clinics. I have not worked on a regular med surg unit for about four years. What is the thought on instructors working vs. not working?
  6. by   paranurse
    From my experience, if you can't walk the walk then don't talk the talk. Unfortunately, many nurses end up in a position that becomes more academic or administrative than practice focussed. Not to say we don't need these avenues, but we still need to stay grounded in the fundamentals. While I was in Nsg School, some of my instructors didn't even have current licensure! I personnally have kept current and still practice hands on nursing in ER/ICU/Flight. Any time I get tired or discouraged I think of what I look like through the eyes of my students, that helps smarten me up.

    Good luck
  7. by   teach1
    New to the academia world of Nursing. How do you measure that you are a great instructor or a good instructor? What strategies do you use to engage adult learners? What are your expectations of the students? What are your expectations? We want to do it all. We are motivated and consider ourselves high achiever. We want students to succeed but at what cost? To complete a nursing program but not able to pass NCLEX. New to the academia world of Nursing.
  8. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from paranurse
    While I was in Nsg School, some of my instructors didn't even have current licensure!
    That's disgraceful (and not required??? I'm surprised. Was this an accredited school?)

    Any time I get tired or discouraged I think of what I look like through the eyes of my students, that helps smarten me up.
    I find that to be a useful tool as well. They have high expectations of us, and expect us to share our experiences with them. They need to be somewhat current, involving current, evidence-based practice.

    I just began my career in Academia (only doing adjunct clinicals) and currently could not survive on that $$ alone. I'm also 31, so it's not a chore to be on the floor. But I could see the temptation of eventually letting it go.
  9. by   Carlos Casteneda
    Quote from teach1
    New to the academia world of Nursing. How do you measure that you are a great instructor or a good instructor? What strategies do you use to engage adult learners? What are your expectations of the students? What are your expectations? We want to do it all. We are motivated and consider ourselves high achiever. We want students to succeed but at what cost? To complete a nursing program but not able to pass NCLEX. New to the academia world of Nursing.
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  10. by   mahall1
    My name is Melissa. I am a new staff development coordinator at a community hospital in north eastern Ohio. I also am pursuing my MSN. I am excited about the networking ability of this website. Is there a way to set the list serve come directly to my email address?
  11. by   teach1
    I just finished my 1st semester of teaching ADN students. To seasoned faculty, what did you do for your second semester to engage students? What are you doing today to engage students? Do you use powerpoint? After teaching 2 rotations, I'm not sure if I like powerpoint. I felt confined, restrained. What do you use for lectures? I would like to hear from others- novices to experts.
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  13. by   CONQUEROR
    :chuckle
    Quote from CRNAsoon
    I was just accepted to the Walden University MSN program for education and will be starting next week. If I can answer any questions for you, just let me know. Any other Walden students out there?
    hOW ARE YOU FINDING THE PROGRAM AT wALDEN? please tell me about Nurs 6100. Have you completed the course yet?

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