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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   dmacbusy
    Hi, everyone. I am finishing my Masters in Nursing Ed. I started out as a diploma RN, 20 years later finished my BSN with the intent on the Masters. Finally I see light at the end of the tunnel.
    I work with DD clients full time, work part time doing clinicals for a local University, trying to get my foot in the door! Plus i have 3 kids, husband and a great dane!
    I live in the middle of nowhere ND, and drive in two different directions for my education and jobs.
    Currently, starting tomorrow, I will be doing Peds clinicals. I am one nervous lady. I have spent most of my life in medical. Luckily one of my group homes is high risk kids so I am not completely blind.
    I will quit rattling on now. I am glad to find a site with so much useful info.
  2. by   sirI
    Quote from dmacbusy
    Hi, everyone. I am finishing my Masters in Nursing Ed. I started out as a diploma RN, 20 years later finished my BSN with the intent on the Masters. Finally I see light at the end of the tunnel.
    I work with DD clients full time, work part time doing clinicals for a local University, trying to get my foot in the door! Plus i have 3 kids, husband and a great dane!
    I live in the middle of nowhere ND, and drive in two different directions for my education and jobs.
    Currently, starting tomorrow, I will be doing Peds clinicals. I am one nervous lady. I have spent most of my life in medical. Luckily one of my group homes is high risk kids so I am not completely blind.
    I will quit rattling on now. I am glad to find a site with so much useful info.
    Hello and Welcome to Allnurses.com

    Great to have you here. I am sure you will much to add to this forum, dmacbusy.
  3. by   VickyRN
    Quote from dmacbusy
    Hi, everyone. I am finishing my Masters in Nursing Ed. I started out as a diploma RN, 20 years later finished my BSN with the intent on the Masters. Finally I see light at the end of the tunnel.
    I work with DD clients full time, work part time doing clinicals for a local University, trying to get my foot in the door! Plus i have 3 kids, husband and a great dane!
    I live in the middle of nowhere ND, and drive in two different directions for my education and jobs.
    Currently, starting tomorrow, I will be doing Peds clinicals. I am one nervous lady. I have spent most of my life in medical. Luckily one of my group homes is high risk kids so I am not completely blind.
    I will quit rattling on now. I am glad to find a site with so much useful info.
    Welcome to our forum We're so glad you're here and look forward to hearing more from you
  4. by   jmanuel5
    Hi,
    I just joined all nurses, and found this area. Last year I began doing clinicals for Health Occ/CNA vocational students. This year I am teaching theory and clinicals for 2 different colleges. Yes, I think there is a shortage in educators, just as there is in the clinical setting. And the average age of educators - I'm just starting and I'm 53. I'm hoping this will be my second career. I'm not looking at retirement any time soon. I have an 11 yr old son and a 13 yr old daughter and am a single mom. Times are changing! I have been a nurse for 25 yrs. It's hard to believe that the 16-18 yr olds that I'm teaching will be the nurses of the future, and it will be a whole new world. It's rather ironic to have to teach them about paper charting when there is so much bedside technology now. Oh, if anyone has any tips on teaching this age group and material, please let me know. Also, I need a good basic grading system. Thanks.
    Joy
  5. by   DrEdwina
    Quote from bonemarrowrn
    Yikes!! Boy, will I be the baby (just like whan I started nursing)!!
    Hello Everyone?

    I am a RN since 1976 with a background in Critical Care, Emergency Nursing, Nursing Administration, and now a FNP. Recently, I was approached to help out with a new LVN program. In order for me to be qualified to teach I must have the following courses under my belt. The California Board of VN's is very strict with no exceptions, even if you have a masters/doctorate degree.
    1. Curriculum Development and Instruction
    2. Teaching
    3. Administration

    I found these titles with Phoenix University, it was on-line. However, I found my self to be the only nurse. The cyberspace classroom were all teachers K-12th grade.

    Can someone please help me or direct me to the proper courses for nursing? Maybe these are the correct courses. The instructor felt that I could apply these courses to nursing.

    Please help with some direction. I prefer online or homestudy due to my busy schedule. It must be a accredited institution.

    Thank you
  6. by   sirI
    Quote from jmanuel5
    Hi,
    I just joined all nurses, and found this area. Last year I began doing clinicals for Health Occ/CNA vocational students. This year I am teaching theory and clinicals for 2 different colleges. Yes, I think there is a shortage in educators, just as there is in the clinical setting. And the average age of educators - I'm just starting and I'm 53. I'm hoping this will be my second career. I'm not looking at retirement any time soon. I have an 11 yr old son and a 13 yr old daughter and am a single mom. Times are changing! I have been a nurse for 25 yrs. It's hard to believe that the 16-18 yr olds that I'm teaching will be the nurses of the future, and it will be a whole new world. It's rather ironic to have to teach them about paper charting when there is so much bedside technology now. Oh, if anyone has any tips on teaching this age group and material, please let me know. Also, I need a good basic grading system. Thanks.
    Joy
    Hello and Welcome to the Nurse Educators forum. It is a pleasure having you with us.

    I can remember when I taught how to use a glass thermometer last year. Most of the class wanted to know why in the world this would be used. Only 1 out of the entire class could read one.

    I don't know what tips to give you regarding the age group. I try to just teach them all the same. Now, when on an individual basis and not in the clinical situation, my daughters have helped with with the "hip" verbage.
  7. by   sirI
    Quote from DrEdwina
    Hello Everyone?

    I am a RN since 1976 with a background in Critical Care, Emergency Nursing, Nursing Administration, and now a FNP. Recently, I was approached to help out with a new LVN program. In order for me to be qualified to teach I must have the following courses under my belt. The California Board of VN's is very strict with no exceptions, even if you have a masters/doctorate degree.
    1. Curriculum Development and Instruction
    2. Teaching
    3. Administration

    I found these titles with Phoenix University, it was on-line. However, I found my self to be the only nurse. The cyberspace classroom were all teachers K-12th grade.

    Can someone please help me or direct me to the proper courses for nursing? Maybe these are the correct courses. The instructor felt that I could apply these courses to nursing.

    Please help with some direction. I prefer online or homestudy due to my busy schedule. It must be a accredited institution.

    Thank you
    Hello, DrEdwina,

    Great to have you with us in the Nurse Educator forum. I have read a couple of your posts here at Allnurses.

    Have you checked with any other California programs and see if these on line courses are appropriate? Also, check with the state BON.

    Good luck.
  8. by   cabgnrsrn
    My name is More, I am an ADN currently working on my MSN in nursing education. I work in a cardiac critical care unit training new nurses. My background is cardiac, paramedic and the most fun of all lifegaurd, but the pay was terrible. I am responsible for the continuing education and training of the nurses in my unit. I'm hoping for some input and resources from this forum and as always morale support and some good conversation. It is nice to meet you all!
  9. by   sirI
    Quote from cabgnrsrn
    My name is More, I am an ADN currently working on my MSN in nursing education. I work in a cardiac critical care unit training new nurses. My background is cardiac, paramedic and the most fun of all lifegaurd, but the pay was terrible. I am responsible for the continuing education and training of the nurses in my unit. I'm hoping for some input and resources from this forum and as always morale support and some good conversation. It is nice to meet you all!
    Hello and Welcome to Allnurses.com

    I, also, want to welcome you to our Nurse Educators forum. I believe you will find this a wonderful site to gather information necessary for your career. It is great to have you. Remember, we are here to assist you and get great ideas from you as well. Look forward to seeing more of your posts.
  10. by   VickyRN
    Quote from cabgnrsrn
    My name is More, I am an ADN currently working on my MSN in nursing education. I work in a cardiac critical care unit training new nurses. My background is cardiac, paramedic and the most fun of all lifegaurd, but the pay was terrible. I am responsible for the continuing education and training of the nurses in my unit. I'm hoping for some input and resources from this forum and as always morale support and some good conversation. It is nice to meet you all!
    I also would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to our wonderful AllNurses community and to the Nursing Educators forum I have just completed my MSN-Nursing Education, so if I can be of any assist or offer moral support, please let me know

    Here are some great critical care educational resources (many of which you are probably already aware):

    http://www.aacn.org/AACN/aacnhome.nsf/vwdoc/Education

    http://www.medscape.com/criticalcare-home

    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...90988381/print

    http://www.siast.sk.ca/siast/educati...52/index.shtml
  11. by   cabgnrsrn
    Thank you very much and I like all the links I can get. I do a great deal of teaching at my job and I do enjoy it very much, but it is hard to keep up and make sure I have all the latest data. The MSN degree is hard work, and I am sure I will take you up on that help.

    Thank you again.

    More


    Quote from VickyRN
    I also would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to our wonderful AllNurses community and to the Nursing Educators forum I have just completed my MSN-Nursing Education, so if I can be of any assist or offer moral support, please let me know

    Here are some great critical care educational resources (many of which you are probably already aware):

    http://www.aacn.org/AACN/aacnhome.nsf/vwdoc/Education

    http://www.medscape.com/criticalcare-home

    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...90988381/print

    http://www.siast.sk.ca/siast/educati...52/index.shtml
  12. by   cindy cross
    Quote from VickyRN
    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 ADN nurse educator in a small community college in North Carolina for the past two years. My areas of specialty are medical-surgical, OBGYN and immediate newborn, and cardiac nursing. In addition to teaching, I conduct clinicals on general medical-surgical, PEDS, postpartum, and cardiac stepdown units. Along with being a full time nursing instructor, I am working on my Masters in Nursing Education. I am enrolled in a fully online curricula and have been very satisfied with this so far.
    I have learned much these past two years but, I have so much more to learn! I look forward to hearing from you.
    Hi Vickie, I have been a nurse educator for a year now in a small (60) bed hospital. I am also the infection control nurse. I am looking for a medication test for the nurses.Nurse always want to know and thats a good thing.
    Finding answers for them isn't always easy.
  13. by   FarainFlorida
    Hello,
    I am a coordinator of a vocational school in Florida with some challanges before me. The programs I oversee have been up and running for a long time, some 30 years (PN). However, looking at the policies (I have been here 4 weeks) some things do not make sense. That is for another thread....

    I have been an RN for 10 years and an educator for 4. I am also a MS (Administration) major about halfway finished.

    I have 2 lovely daughters and I am a single mom, much more relieved since my ex is gone.

    I enjoy this site because of the access to large groups of nurses and the responsiveness to the posts. Staff are always helpful and enlightening.

    Look forward to many problem solving and fun discussions!

    Fara:roll :roll :roll :roll

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