Nurse Educators, Introduce Yourselves! - page 24

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   cxd21
    I am a not a nurse educator yet. I have always wanted to teach and received my MSN for that purpose. I am and have been a preceptor for students in all levels of nursing. With family responsibilities it took some time to complete my MSN ( online was not available), now positions n my areas advertise PHd preferred. I could provide instruction in many areas but med-surg. I have worked as a family nurse practitioner for 25y, with last job in perioperative nursing. Should I take a med-surg refreshers course and the professional nurse educators courses?
  2. by   camillan2604
    VickiRN, may I ask what program you are attending for the MSN in education?
  3. by   VickyRN
    Quote from camillan2604
    VickiRN, may I ask what program you are attending for the MSN in education?
    I attended East Carolina University MSN-Nursing Education program and graduated a little over a year ago. I highly recommend the program and it is totally online

    http://nursing.ecu.edu/msn_concentrations.htm#ne
  4. by   Baracuda
    Hi
    I'm new to this forum. I find this forum a very useful and valuable source of information.
    I'm RN BSN from Canada. My major field of practice is OR in the largest trauma centre. I've got more then 5 years experience in this.
    I'm planning to start my online MSN Education program next year in one of the Canadian universities.
    Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
    I hope I'll be able to get a great help from this forum in my future studying and my future job as an OR Edfucator
    Thanks
  5. by   encouraged
    Hi,
    I am new to this forum and I enjoyed each posting that I have read since finding the forum. I am starting a position as an adjunct faculty in October 2006 at one of the colleges in my area. I am hopeful that this will be an excellent opportunity for me to share my clinical knowledge with future nurses.

    My experience is in critical care, home health and cardiac rehab.
  6. by   kageynrs
    Hi All,
    I am new in the nursing education/staff development field after 20 years in critical care. I am now in a LTC/Rehab facility in upstate New York. We have a unique population consisting of a 30 bed pediatric unit, an adult/traumatic brain injury unit, a small vent unit, and a short term rehab unit. I find it very trying and tiring at times especially when the staff goes back to doing the same things after an inservice on how not to do things. I feel like I'm runnning into a headwall at least once a week. It drives me crazy. I have told my DON that this is the hardest job I have ever had. A train wreck in ICU is easier than this, but surprisingly I love the job despite my moaning and groaning. Anyone else feel like this? If you have suggestions on how to get staff to work as a TEAM and how to get the RNs to take a more active role in patient care (especially the off shifts), I am ready to listen.

    Thanks
  7. by   ALCCRN
    Hi Everyone! I'm new to the forum..I am the Critical Care Educator for a 180 bed hospital. Critical Care is my specialty, but my job description encompasses a whole lot more....doesn't everyones??
  8. by   Goodoldnurse
    hello all!!!
    i am now faculty at a local community college in the sophomore team. i started this august, and am in heaven!! i do the "happy dance" every day i am with students! i have been doing education in many different areas, cpr, bls instructor, parish nurse, etc!
    i am absolutely at home with the students, doing lectures, going to clinicals. am working on my ms in nursing ed. it will be so worth it!
    have a great day!!!
  9. by   alaydi
    Hi for all
    I'm new to this forum. I'm RN BSN, MPH from west bank . My major field of practice is nursing education for diploma of nursing . I've got more than 5 years experience in this.
    I'm planning to start my MSN or PHD Education program in one of the Canadian universities.
    Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
    I hope I'll be able to get a great help from this forum in my future studying and my job as an nursing Educator
    Thanks:mortarboard:
  10. by   alaydi
    thanks for all . Iam a new for the forum
  11. by   CjHMSN
    Can you tell me more about how your hospital education department or provide a contact email address.


    CjHMSN
  12. by   TeachEmNursing
    I didn't even see this thread..lol. I am an RN who started as an LPN about 13 years ago. I completed my MSN in 2004. Currently I am an LPN clinical instructor (fundamentals). I've only been teaching for a little over a year and I've learned a lot by lurking these boards. I hope to learn even more because I want my students to succeed and practice safely.

    I also still work in the NICU, my first love.
  13. by   bevll
    TeachEmNursing: Hi glad to have you in the education end of things. It is truly exciting to teach those eager to learn. In the post school setting, some of the enthusiasm for learning is lessened but for most the interest to keep up with the newest information is still challenging. Hope you enjoy teaching as much as i do. bevll

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