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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   MSN_Ed
    Perfect answer, they appreciate honesty, and they learn that they won't always know the answer to everything, but they need to research the question.
  2. by   simayglturkey
    Quote from MSN_Ed
    Perfect answer, they appreciate honesty, and they learn that they won't always know the answer to everything, but they need to research the question.
    Tank you.I said 'I m MS degree in Marmara Universty in Turkey at Nursing of Education part.'
    Now I searching for my thesis. Topic is Creativity and Nurse Education(Staff,Personal development) . Would you help me, please?

    Certanly..

    Sim
  3. by   MSN_Ed
    Sim,
    Did you plan on doing a research study, or a lit review for your thesis? Can you give me more info on what you want to do? Staff/prof development and creativity may be hard to put together. Was the topic chosen for you or do you have a special interest here?

    MSN_Ed
  4. by   tgb1966
    Are wannabe nurse educators welcome as well?? I am currently in a MSN/nursing administration program and wanting to teach. This has been a long time dream, not just to teach nursing students, but to teach in general. My background is primary care: internal medicine, endocrine and case management. I worked on a med surg floor and in same day surgery, then went to physician offices first internists and FA, then to endocrine, where I became a certified diabetes educator and taught patients and families as well as put patients on insulin pumps. (I can teach diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2 with my eyes closed and both hands tied behind my back!)

    The MSN program I am in was the shortes online MSN I could fine, with my goal being hirability for nursing faculty positions. I have already completed a third of my program, and have an anticipated completion date of June 2008. I am hoping to get information on this forum that will help me get my foot in the door. I have applied for an adjunct position doing nursing clinical for a PN program on an Ortho floor. I am really excited, I hope they offer me the position!!

    Any pointers or tips would be greatly appreciated.

    TGB
  5. by   KatrinaRN
    Hi tgb1966,

    I changed my degree focus from FNP to Education this week. I never saw myself as someone wanting to teach, but was kind of roped into it and now I love it. I currently teach a Med/Surg clinical on Saturdays for one community college and I teach Anatomy and Physiology I & II during the week. It is just the challenge I needed to boost my career I also have a background in Med/Surg and working with physicians among many other areas.

    I wish you the best of luck in your journey and good luck with the adjunct position

    Katrina
  6. by   cardiaccare
    Hello All!

    I am starting a brand new job next week! Yippee! Started out as a teacher a few (ahemm) years ago. Decided to try nursing, have my BSN, one class towards my MSN, and after several years of med/surg experience, 5 years of ICU, I will be the new nurse educator for med/surg at a local hospital. I do mean new - they haven't had unit educators before! I already know some of my job will be helping to develop policy and procedure, getting nurses up to par on competencies, etc. I'm really excited, and a little nervous. After next week or so, I fully expect this to change to "I'm rather excited and so nervous I can't stand my self" Any one have any advice on where to start???
  7. by   Markthemalenurse
    Hello everyone, I work for the Southwestern PA Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU pronounced Hic-U) and we provide assistance to providers who provide services to those that support people who are intellectally challanged. We do this by providing trainings related to various topics about the intellectally challanged.
  8. by   geriatricteacher
    Hi I am a brand new nursing instructor this semester and it's been very tough. Hours and hours of time is spent on writing lectures to give to students who just wont listen. Sometimes I think I may just like the punishment "thingy". Or my husband thinks so, to subject myself to these hours. The other teachers are constantly reassuring me that its always hard the first semster but its gets easier as you go.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Dec 12, '07 : Reason: internet safety
  9. by   cardiacnurse9063
    Hello! I am adjunct nursing facility for an ADN and BSN program in Arizona. I also coordinate nursing student placements (and all other students for that matter) for a Banner Health facility. I love working with students and I'm always interested in learning about new processes to enhance student learning.

    I am trying to find a website/organization or any way to communicate with student coordinators in other states. I would love the opportunity to share processess for student placement as this is a big part of the experience the student has in the clinical setting. Thanks for any help you can provide!

  10. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from cardiaccare
    Hello All!

    I am starting a brand new job next week! Yippee! Started out as a teacher a few (ahemm) years ago. Decided to try nursing, have my BSN, one class towards my MSN, and after several years of med/surg experience, 5 years of ICU, I will be the new nurse educator for med/surg at a local hospital. I do mean new - they haven't had unit educators before! I already know some of my job will be helping to develop policy and procedure, getting nurses up to par on competencies, etc. I'm really excited, and a little nervous. After next week or so, I fully expect this to change to "I'm rather excited and so nervous I can't stand my self" Any one have any advice on where to start???
    Hi there! I am also starting a job as M/S educator! My job will be to develop educational programs, oversee competencies, serve on Clinical Ladder committee, teach Basic arrythmia, develop the preceptors as a group, inservice on new equipment, and "other duties as assigned" Our ICU educator is very busy, and I'm sure I will be ,too.
    My background is mostly tele, floor nursing & management- I have my MSN in nsg administration.,
    How's it going for you?
  11. by   Nurse Beth
    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 a difference to our staffing shortage. I just can't get them to see the connection! Any ideas?
    How's it going w/your preceptor program? I so agree w/you that it's key to retention of new grads. I'm soon to be the M/S educator at a 200 bed hospital and I'm really interested in staff development-I also head up a "SuperUser" group who inservice others on the our clinical application system.
  12. by   Nurse Beth
    Hi!
    I am an M/S Educator, new to the position.
    My background is orientation of nurses to
    the clinical application, tele, ortho, ICU
    and managment.
  13. by   everydaynurse
    My name is Nancy and after 34yrs of practice I am teaching clinicals in a practical nurse program,and hope to go on and get Masters in Educational Nursing. I am loving it. I need to pick a program and having difficulty deciding. I also have a problem student who came from a BSN program which she was removed from after one year in program. So she entered our program at second semester. She doesn't seem to put it together as evidenced by care plan and the management of just one patient. Any suggestions?

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