Nurse Educators, Introduce Yourselves! - page 27

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   VickyRN
    Quote from ssakd
    I just joined the forum today and am exhilarated.Am a 36 year old nurse educator in aprivate hospital in Kenya.I am an RN/RM,and BScN.I hope to enroll in a master's long distance program by March this year.I have a strong medsurg background and love nursing.
    Welcome to the Nurse Educators Forum, ssakd
  2. by   VickyRN
    Quote from pedsmsn

    Hi, I am full time faculty at an accelerated nursing program. I was adjunct for ten years with special needs peds (and through age 26). I love teaching, however having practiced for more than 30 years, I am 'old school' when it comes to teaching. Yet my nursing students are generation Y, which seems to be my greatest challenge yet! I know they are great at multi-tasking. I want to know what other 'gifts' they have, or how I can better reach them.
    Thanks!
    Welcome to the forum, pdsmsn Please refer to this thread:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f17/best...ts-197851.html
  3. by   blondielb43
    Hi! I am the Director of Clinical Education at a small community hospital in PA. I have more things going on that I can handle! Is there anyone here who works in staff development? This is an extremely challenging field, with limited resources (like finances and education staff) that must meet not only educational needs but institutional needs as well. Right now, I need to re-vamp a prector/mentor program, and sell it to staff who feel overworked and do not want the extra burden of precepting. Which means we aren't keeping our new GNs long enough for them to make adifference to our staffing shortage. I just can't get them to see the connection! Any ideas?
  4. by   nursebrandie28
    Hello Everybody,

    I teach LPN students at a small community college in a horrible, high crime rate area. I am currently working on my masters and plan to graduate in May 08. I fell into this position, had no orientation and had to make all my own powerpoints and tests. I struggle to make the questions application based. Anyway, that's my story.

    Nursebrandie28
  5. by   nursebrandie28
    My background is in ER and i agree with you....so many in just for the money. Sad, isnt it?
  6. by   VickyRN
    Welcome to the Nurse Educator Forum, nursebrandie28! There are many threads of interest which should help you with your many responsibilities in the LPN program. Look forward to interacting with you and hearing more from you
  7. by   Dani_2
    Quote from blondielb43
    Hi! I am the Director of Clinical Education at a small community hospital in PA. I have more things going on that I can handle! Is there anyone here who works in staff development? This is an extremely challenging field, with limited resources (like finances and education staff) that must meet not only educational needs but institutional needs as well. Right now, I need to re-vamp a prector/mentor program, and sell it to staff who feel overworked and do not want the extra burden of precepting. Which means we aren't keeping our new GNs long enough for them to make adifference to our staffing shortage. I just can't get them to see the connection! Any ideas?
    There seems to be a crisis brewing as you all know. This is a crisis of capacity. It seems to exist in medicine as well as nursing. I have been captivated by the discussion that has arisen simply by way of introduction. My original desire when coming on line here was to learn more about how nurses become good or better educators - what is the pedagogy of nursing. I found a couple of programs in medicine related to how to design, develop and maintain curriculum - but so far nothing in nursing about this area other than to teach how to be nurses. Nurses then leave nursing and become nurse educators without having had the training or developmental work to consolidate the skills required to develop edcuation programs. If I were you I would set some realtistic timelines and seek to have a crew trained to become program developers - a very special skill set, of course. I know of a program now that is giving specialized workshops to resident surgeons about how to become educators, because "oops' they never taught them while they were in training but now they have to teach - poor up and coming residents in training. I would first secure a commitment to long term service (e.g. 5 years) for anyone I made expense to train in education program design, etc.
  8. by   edendms
    My name is Donna, I am a PeriOperative Clinical Nurse Educator responsible for the educational needs of the OR staff (14 rooms) as well as the Endo unit, CPD, Pre-test, Day Surgery, PACU, and our free standing day surgery center down the street from the main hospital. I was promoted from within after being an OR nurse here for 15 years. I am currently working towards completion of my BSN and am pathway'd to the MSN program. I love my job (most of the time) but need to catch up educationally to the job I am doing. Learning a lot and loving school, but time is a serious issue.
    I am happy to have this forum to review and discuss.
    Merry meet... D.
  9. by   heartonly
    I am an instructor in a PN program and have been full time for almost 2 years now. I adjuncted for 1 semester before that. I am an analytical person and am always trying to make things better for the students. I have a BSN and have looked into going for my master's but just can't get excited about it. I feel overwhelmed with all the details that running a program includes. I totally agree that we are not taught to teach. Yes, we are taught to teach patients but never to prepare and deliver a 3 hour lecture on 4 chapters of pharmacology. Luckily powerpoint is user-friendly. I rely on the powerpoints that come with our textbooks and the test bank. I have yet to come up with any test items on my own. I will pull from several NCLEX-PN books first. I don't feel ready for any classes on test item writing yet. Teaching full-time is a challenging job.
    Becky
  10. by   geriatricteacher
    I am also a new Geri teacher in BSN program. I just wish there had been a lecture bank to draw from occasionally. It takes hours upon hours to write new lectures, and I still work every weekend at the hospital. No days off for me. Ive been told it should not take this long but Im alittle anal in that I have to know something before I teach it.
  11. by   simaygülturkey
    hi!
    i'm writting turkey.i m taking mastır degree in marmara unversty in istanbul.
    my research is topic education nurse in career development(career personel,human manegament system in hospital).i didnt find this topic.please can you help me! tank you very much.im sorry my english bad.:smilecoffeeilovecof
  12. by   beckinben
    Since I've made a few posts now, I thought I'd introduce myself...I'm Becki. I graduated in December with my MS in nurse-midwifery. While in grad school I got roped into being a clinical instructor for BSN students in the OB clinicals by my mentor, who was the course instructor for their didactic class. I didn't expect to love teaching students so much! After graduation, I stayed on staff with my school as adjunct clinical faculty because I really enjoy the students, even with all the challenges they bring. (And the job market for CNMs is really bad here).

    Becki
  13. by   simaygülturkey
    Quote from blondielb43
    Hi! I am the Director of Clinical Education at a small community hospital in PA. I have more things going on that I can handle! Is there anyone here who works in staff development? This is an extremely challenging field, with limited resources (like finances and education staff) that must meet not only educational needs but institutional needs as well. Right now, I need to re-vamp a prector/mentor program, and sell it to staff who feel overworked and do not want the extra burden of precepting. Which means we aren't keeping our new GNs long enough for them to make adifference to our staffing shortage. I just can't get them to see the connection! Any ideas?
    Tank you replied my massege.I was worked in very famous hospital in turkey 2 years ago.Sametimes they was personel development for education.For example; Communication, User Computer, Coaching etc. and career developt education.NICU,ICU,OB..etc.
    I want to know different education typs in U.S. Tank you ...

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