Nurse Educators, Introduce Yourselves! - page 18

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   sirI
    Quote from bangkokmk
    hi, all. i've been a nurse for 22 years in emergency, cardiac services, and icu. just recently became clinical educator for the icu where i work. i'm one class shy of earning my bsn at age 47. i'm glad to see this site. as a new educator i have lots of questions and it looks like i am not alone in this. thanks.
    and welcome to allnurses.com and the nursing educators forum

    great to have you with us, bangkokmk. yes, a wonderful site for all educators of every description to gather and share views and receive information.

    so glad you found us. just jump right in when you want to share something or ask something of us. we are here to help one another.

    enjoy the forums.
  2. by   bevll
    Hi, I'm Beverly. I have been a nurse for 35 years. I have recently become the Director of Education in a rural hospital/nursing home in Philadelphia,Ms.
    I have a real challenge since there has never been an official education department before. I am being bombarded with requests for inservices, which is good, but i am only one. My current request is from the ED Director. He wants his nurses educated on proper techniques of dressing changes. I want to give the latest info but most of my reference books are from the 80's and most likely not the most current. Can someone in nursing education that teaches this topic give me some help? Or point me in the direction or some good references? Thanks.
    In my spare time, (who has any of that?), i enjoy riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle, or a horse or mule. I also enjoy hunting, and spoiling my 12 grandchildren. My husband and i are in the process of building a house also.
    I am glad to find this site and hope to have many good conversations with my fellow educators. Have a Blessed Day. B
    Last edit by bevll on Nov 11, '05
  3. by   sirI
    Quote from bevll
    hi, i'm beverly. i have been a nurse for 35 years. i have recently become the director of education in a rural hospital/nursing home in philadelphia,ms.
    i have a real challenge since there has never been an official education department before. i am being bombarded with requests for inservices, which is good, but i am only one. my current request is from the ed director. he wants his nurses educated on proper techniques of dressing changes. i want to give the latest info but most of my reference books are from the 80's and most likely not the most current. can someone in nursing education that teaches this topic give me some help? or point me in the direction or some good references? thanks.
    in my spare time, (who has any of that?), i enjoy riding my harley davidson motorcycle, or a horse or mule. i also enjoy hunting, and spoiling my 12 grandchildren. my husband and i are in the process of building a house also.
    i am glad to find this site and hope to have many good conversations with my fellow educators. have a blessed day. b
    hello and to allnurses.com and the nurse educator forum.

    it is great to have you with us.

    have you looked at any websites regarding wound care?

    http://www.austincc.edu/adnmob/rnsg1140/wounds/

    http://www.aawm.org/

    http://www.wcei.net/

    http://www.rehabpub.com/ltrehab/112001/5.asp

    http://medicalsimulations.com/



    hope these help.
  4. by   NurseJimAZ
    hello,
    i am a clinical simulation specialist (i work with dummies...) at a community college. i have been teaching 12 years as an adjunct faculty while working full time, decided it was time to commit. 25 years of nursing in all areas except ob and special procedures units.
    developing simulation exercises for all levels of adn nursing students, building the lab into a virtual clinical site and having a ball doing it!
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from nursejimaz
    hello,
    i am a clinical simulation specialist (i work with dummies...) at a community college. i have been teaching 12 years as an adjunct faculty while working full time, decided it was time to commit. 25 years of nursing in all areas except ob and special procedures units.
    developing simulation exercises for all levels of adn nursing students, building the lab into a virtual clinical site and having a ball doing it!
    hello and to allnurses.com and the nurse educators forum

    it is great to have you with us. i think i probably use those dummies just about every weekend. thanks!!

    glad you are here and hope to hear more from you. enjoy the forums.
  6. by   pedseducator
    I teach as the Pediatric/PICU educator for a university medical center full-time as well as teaching students for an ADN program. Both are challenging. I don't know if I could keep up the pace if I did not have my nursing students. They are inspirational with their thirst for all that is offered them.
  7. by   pedseducator
    What on-line MSN programs look good? I am wanting to pursue my MSN and would appreciate any suggestions on good programs. Thanks!
  8. by   lcprnc
    Hello to all! I'm so gald to find this forum! I've been a nurse for over 20 years. I started out in med/surg, psych, community health, and for the past 2 years, I've been a Hospital Nurse Educator at a local hospital in NJ. Actually, my official title is "Education Coordinator" and my prime responsibility is with the organizational education - which includes doing RN, Nursing Assitant and Clerk orientations, as well as staff development. I must say that it's been over 13 years since I did bedside nursing so I get apprehensive when it comes to teaching nurses bedside skills. I can comfortably teach theory and health, but I have a problem when nurses ask for classes related to anything clinical. I obtained an MSN Online this year and I am so glad that I did! It was a lot of work but find it valuable even though it took me two years to complete. I hope to be able to collaborate with all of you, as well as get and give support to fellow nurse educators.
  9. by   TreeSawRN
    Hi Lprnc:
    Welcome. I coordinate nursing and other clinical staff education from a corporate regional perspective and can relate to not having been at the bedside in quite a while. Although I did get to do some bedside audits and chart reviews onsight this past year and found that nursing hadn't really changed that much. At least not in med-surg. The acuity may be a bit higher, and some meds, equipment and procedures may have change but the skills and talents that make a good nurse seems unscathed. So hang in there, your years of experience and the critical thinking skills you have are very valuable.
    TreesawRN
  10. by   sirI
    Quote from lcprnc
    hello to all! i'm so gald to find this forum! i've been a nurse for over 20 years. i started out in med/surg, psych, community health, and for the past 2 years, i've been a hospital nurse educator at a local hospital in nj. actually, my official title is "education coordinator" and my prime responsibility is with the organizational education - which includes doing rn, nursing assitant and clerk orientations, as well as staff development. i must say that it's been over 13 years since i did bedside nursing so i get apprehensive when it comes to teaching nurses bedside skills. i can comfortably teach theory and health, but i have a problem when nurses ask for classes related to anything clinical. i obtained an msn online this year and i am so glad that i did! it was a lot of work but find it valuable even though it took me two years to complete. i hope to be able to collaborate with all of you, as well as get and give support to fellow nurse educators.
    hello, lcprnc and to the nurse educator forum.

    you will really enjoy the forum. should you need advice or just want to share some things with us that will assist others, please come back! look forward to seeing more of your posts.
  11. by   sirI
    Quote from pedseducator
    i teach as the pediatric/picu educator for a university medical center full-time as well as teaching students for an adn program. both are challenging. i don't know if i could keep up the pace if i did not have my nursing students. they are inspirational with their thirst for all that is offered them.
    hello, pedseducator and to the nurse educator forum.

    great to have you with us. please come back and share some ideas. look forward to seeing more of your posts.
  12. by   bevll
    Hi. ICPRNC. I also am new to the forum. Like you, i am an educator for a small hospital and have a 160 bed nursing home i am also responsible for education for. I was previously ADON in the nursing home. I have a book called Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques published by Perry & Potter that is real good for bedside skill. Lippincott also has a good book they publish on Nursing Practice Skills. I have not ordered it yet, but think the hospital DON and i wil get it because we are revising procedure manuals. Hope we can help each other with needs. B.
  13. by   frpeho
    I am in a MSN program to become a Nurse Educator. I work in peds, MCH, and I am a Lactation Consultant.
    That's it! I gotta go to sleep!

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