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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   camillan2604
    Greetings Everyone,
    I am new to nurse educators. I am presently the Lab Coordinator at a college of nursing in Ohio. I teach selected portions of nursing courses in collaboration with the lead course instructor. I have also taught nursing assessment for LPN to BSN students. I am additionally responsible to administer practicum testing and dosage calculations testing for nursing students. I am enrolled in an online Ms in nursing education program. The curriculum plan has be scheduled to finish in October 2006. I look forward to challenging discussions. thanks Camillan2604
  2. by   AngelGail
    Hello to all, :spin:
    I'm new to the role of Nurse Educator, but I'm an "old" nurse with 30+ years of working experience. My specialty was the Perioperative arena, but after many years of dealing with hospital politics, I decided to take a new route. I am now a nursing instructor for the ADN program at a junior college in the panhandle of Florida, and I'm loving it! In addition, I'm working towards my MSN through an online program. Currently, I'm the lab and clinical instructor for first year students. As a first year instructor myself, I think this was an excellent place for me to start. Any advice or hints would be most welcome.
  3. by   sirI
    greetings everyone,
    i am new to nurse educators. i am presently the lab coordinator at a college of nursing in ohio. i teach selected portions of nursing courses in collaboration with the lead course instructor. i have also taught nursing assessment for lpn to bsn students. i am additionally responsible to administer practicum testing and dosage calculations testing for nursing students. i am enrolled in an online ms in nursing education program. the curriculum plan has be scheduled to finish in october 2006. i look forward to challenging discussions. thanks camillan2604
    hi, camillan2604 and welcome to the nurse educator forum

    so good to have you with us. good luck with the remainder of your program. we look forward to seeing more of your posts here.

    hello to all, :spin:
    i'm new to the role of nurse educator, but i'm an "old" nurse with 30+ years of working experience. my specialty was the perioperative arena, but after many years of dealing with hospital politics, i decided to take a new route. i am now a nursing instructor for the adn program at a junior college in the panhandle of florida, and i'm loving it! in addition, i'm working towards my msn through an online program. currently, i'm the lab and clinical instructor for first year students. as a first year instructor myself, i think this was an excellent place for me to start. any advice or hints would be most welcome.
    hello, angelgail and welcome to the nurses educator forum

    we are glad you joined us. good luck with your program as well.

    it is so nice to see you both and look forward to your input. :spin:
  4. by   Road2PhD
    hello all...i am a new to academia. i recently started teaching at a bsn program. i am currently taking classes to obtain by msn. at times my head just spins! i graduated in 1991 from a asn program and finally went back to school for my bsn and graduated with that in 2004! :hatparty: i have worked in med surg, ortho, critical care, icu, cardiac, and in a very busy trauma hospital. i discovered this site while reserching on the new cnl for a debate that i have to do in my classes. i look forward to meeting new people online! i have recently fallen in love with technology and live on the interent.

    i see where one person here is a "certified nurse educator". i was not aware of this certification could someone fill in the new kid!

    thanks ~
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from road2phd
    hello all...i am a new to academia. i recently started teaching at a bsn program. i am currently taking classes to obtain by msn. at times my head just spins! i graduated in 1991 from a asn program and finally went back to school for my bsn and graduated with that in 2004! :hatparty: i have worked in med surg, ortho, critical care, icu, cardiac, and in a very busy trauma hospital. i discovered this site while reserching on the new cnl for a debate that i have to do in my classes. i look forward to meeting new people online! i have recently fallen in love with technology and live on the interent.

    i see where one person here is a "certified nurse educator". i was not aware of this certification could someone fill in the new kid!

    thanks ~
    hello, road2pd,

    yes, vickyrn is now cne!!! :hatparty: she is a moderator for this forum, too. and, a very astute educator i might add.

    normally one can, while securing the msn, do the track for nurse educator and then sit for the certification exam.
  6. by   99_99africa
    hi all, i have recently enrolled at university in south africa, johannesburg. I would have great satisfaction in completing nurse educator course, diploma one year. My question is that I am currently trying to master the historical development in South Africa human resource management, I must discuss three phases not more than three that contributed to human resource management as practiced today. I choose basic skills in management and leadership, human and social development and work place performance do you in your honest opinion think that I have choosen wisely.
  7. by   Finn
    I have been a instructor for 4 years at a BSN level, this May 06 I will complete my Nurse Educator MSN program. I really enjoy teaching but I miss the pt care. not the hard work but the interaction with MDs and other disciplines. Teaching clinical, that offers me some of what I miss.
  8. by   sirI
    Quote from finn
    i have been a instructor for 4 years at a bsn level, this may 06 i will complete my nurse educator msn program. i really enjoy teaching but i miss the pt care. not the hard work but the interaction with mds and other disciplines. teaching clinical, that offers me some of what i miss.

    hello, finn and welcome to the nurse educators forum

    so good to have you. yes, as educator in the clinical area, we can bridge both worlds.

    we look forward to seeing more of your posts here in the forum.
  9. by   sirI
    Quote from 99_99africa
    hi all, i have recently enrolled at university in south africa, johannesburg. i would have great satisfaction in completing nurse educator course, diploma one year. my question is that i am currently trying to master the historical development in south africa human resource management, i must discuss three phases not more than three that contributed to human resource management as practiced today. i choose basic skills in management and leadership, human and social development and work place performance do you in your honest opinion think that i have choosen wisely.
    hello, 99_99africa and welcome to the nurse educators forum

    if this topic is of interest to you and you have proper resources to conduct adequate research and develop this discussion, then i think you are on the right track.

    enjoy the forum.
  10. by   vickie0117
    Hello, everyone.
    My name is Vickie and I am just beginning my career as a nursing instructor. I began in January with the new semester and am in an ADN program doing clinicals with last semester students. I started out with an ADN, and just completed my BSN in August. I am still waiting to see if I got into my Master's program to start in August of this year. I am enjoying this change, but am exhausted as this is a part time position of .66 with no benefits, so I am continueing to work at my hospital job at a .5. The stress has helped make me sick all winter.

    I am starting with my second group of students (they do 2 days a week times 4 weeks of clinicals, then go on to preceptorships), and am feeling more confident. I did not really get much, if any, orientation, and not one instructor does the same thing, so I have been flying by the seat of my pants thus far. It has gotten better though, and now I am sure that a full-time position would be great.
  11. by   sirI
    Quote from vickie0117
    hello, everyone.
    my name is vickie and i am just beginning my career as a nursing instructor. i began in january with the new semester and am in an adn program doing clinicals with last semester students. i started out with an adn, and just completed my bsn in august. i am still waiting to see if i got into my master's program to start in august of this year. i am enjoying this change, but am exhausted as this is a part time position of .66 with no benefits, so i am continueing to work at my hospital job at a .5. the stress has helped make me sick all winter.

    i am starting with my second group of students (they do 2 days a week times 4 weeks of clinicals, then go on to preceptorships), and am feeling more confident. i did not really get much, if any, orientation, and not one instructor does the same thing, so i have been flying by the seat of my pants thus far. it has gotten better though, and now i am sure that a full-time position would be great.
    hello, vickie and welcome to allnurses.com and the nurse educator forum

    we are very pleased you joined us.

    yes, that first year of teaching can be murder on your entire body and mind. you will do just like you say, "fly by the seat of my pants".

    stay here for some good feedback from many educators. we wish you much deserved good luck in your career as educator and look forward to seeing more of your posts here.
  12. by   NURSE ELLIE
    Hi, Vicky, and everyone. I teach at a small community college in Iowa. We are a district with multiple campuses. I have about 20 students a year on my campus. I teach all the first year courses-and,occasionally, my first love, Mental Health. I work per diem on a Psych unit. I tell people I am the luckiest person, I have two jobs I absolutely love.
    I graduated with my Masters about 16 years ago. Lots of work, but what a great time.
    I am looking forward to discussing education issues with educators from all over the country/world.
  13. by   sirI
    Quote from nurse ellie
    hi, vicky, and everyone. i teach at a small community college in iowa. we are a district with multiple campuses. i have about 20 students a year on my campus. i teach all the first year courses-and,occasionally, my first love, mental health. i work per diem on a psych unit. i tell people i am the luckiest person, i have two jobs i absolutely love.
    i graduated with my masters about 16 years ago. lots of work, but what a great time.
    i am looking forward to discussing education issues with educators from all over the country/world.
    hello, nurse ellie and welcome to allnurses.com and the nurse educator forum

    we are so glad to have you with us. sounds as if you have a most interesting career.

    post often and please share your experiences with us. we look forward to seeing more of your posts.

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