Nurse Educators, Introduce Yourselves! - page 42

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   lepew
    Cool! I am about to be done. It has been a great ride.....good luck!
  2. by   lkwashington
    Quote from lepew
    Cool! I am about to be done. It has been a great ride.....good luck!
    Thanks, I will keep you all posted.
  3. by   jaytam13
    I am an lpn that just got a job as a lab coordinator in a nursing lab. I am in charge of scheduling and running all of the simulation equipment. I start next month but I am trying to get a headstart on this job. I am looking for ideas on how to make the simulations more lifelike. Does anyone have any suggestions? They have a lot of equipment from the Laerdel company.
  4. by   LuBen
    Hello

    I am a current nursing student in an ADN program. I always thought I wanted to work in Pediatrics or a NICU. Last term an instructor planted the idea of becoming nursing faculty in my head. I had never imagined that I would want to become a teacher, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that I really wanted to do it. I started to notice myself helping other students on things like the head to toe assessment, and studying for finals. I even noticed a change in the way I interacted with others in the clinical setting.

    I have heard that there are RN to MSN programs and that is what I am planning on right now. Does anybody have any advise?
  5. by   LuBen
    Hello

    I am a current nursing student in an ADN program. I always thought I wanted to work in Pediatrics or a NICU. Last term an instructor planted the idea of becoming nursing faculty in my head. I had never imagined that I would want to become a teacher, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that I really wanted to do it. I started to notice myself helping other students on things like the head to toe assessment, and studying for finals. I even noticed a change in the way I interacted with others in the clinical setting.

    I have heard that there are RN to MSN programs and that is what I am planning on right now. Does anybody have any advise?
  6. by   clinicalteach
    Hi,
    I"m a LVN in california that is a clincial and theory instructor for a LVN program. I've been lurking on here for a while, started when i taught CNA's and would just like to say thank you for all the wisdom I've gotten and the resources.
  7. by   tanjazovko
    hello,i work in zagreb,in clinicall for lung diseases on department for lung hipertension;and teach patient how to use us inhalator and pump for remodulin,but not only patient also and their family and stuff in hospital. every monday we have education for nurse and it is important to teach them and prepare to do work on the best way.i would like to teach more,but in my country i dont know were...
  8. by   Platypus
    Tomorrow I interview for the position of Director of Clinical Education for a Nursing home/rehabilitation facility.I am a 2 year-old RN and I have been a Night Nursing Supervisor for the last year. I just got my MBA in Healthcare Administration. I have some experience teaching as a tutor at the local community college, helping students with nursing prerequisites (Bio, Chem, A&P) and nursing courses for the last 4 years. I am pretty good and patient with people.
    This position is being vacated by a friend and grad. classmate who has seen me both in the classroom and at work. She highly recommended me for the position. She feels I will do very well. This position is partially HR, doing interviews and orientations. It is partially making sure all annual competencies are getting completed, licenses/PPD and annual vaccinations are up-to-date, doing in-service training and occasionally taking a floor when staff is very short. I think I could rock this position, however some things I have yet to have an opportunity to do clinically or have had very little practice. How can I teach others when my experience is so limited? I keep coming back to that old horrible idiom "those who can do, those who can't teach."
    My dream is to run my own business in healthcare in the next 5-10 years. I have a business plan and am just looking for opportunities to expand my experience and knowlege in running a healthcare service. I think this position is a good move as I need the HR background to hire and train people. But, do you think I lack the experience clinically to make it work? Your input would be appreciated!

    Thank YOU!
  9. by   suniday
    I have been an RN since 1984. My goal was to obtain my Master's degree before 50. Because of online education, I accomplished that goal. The last two years I jumped out of my comfort zone and began teaching in an ADN program. Wow... I know this is where I should be otherwise I would have sprinted back to the hospital. My background is Pediatrics. The first year teaching didn't include any courses in Pediatrics. My 4th semester is almost complete. I now have taught Med/Surg, Foundations and Pediatrics including clinical rotations. I am looking forward to having a solid foundation in these areas. Jumping out of my comfort zone into areas I spend hours studying and still not feeling competent is the most difficult part of this process. The most wonderful part is knowing these last two groups of nursing graduates have experienced my passion for nursing.
  10. by   VickyRN
    Welcome, suniday! Thank you for imparting your knowledge and passion for nursing with the next generation of nurses
  11. by   msn10
    I have been a member of allnurses for years, yet I have never come across this thread.

    I am an instructor at a fairly large university in Wisconsin. We are the only university to have an ADN, BSN, and MSN program in the state (although the city I live in has 11 nursing schools.) I received my MSN in nursing education and I primarily teach BSN completion students which I love to do.

    I am so happy there is a section for us on this site. I sometimes feel like I am alone out there when talking about teaching theory or teaching methodologies. Glad I have some other people in my field that I can't come to for advice!!!!
  12. by   Whispera
    Welcome msn10!

    There's another private group you might be interested in joining. It's the Nurse Educators' Networking Hub. You have to send a message to an administrator to get access to it, along with some method of proving you really are an educator.
  13. by   lifein08
    Hello to all
    I am a registered nurse with eight years of nursing experience. I am teaching CNA and LVN students at this time. I will start MSN/Edu in fall this year. Can I teach at a university level in IL after getting my MSN. I want to eventually get in FNP program also. Please advice me what are my career options. I have oncology and long term care experience. I have a BSN.
    Thank you

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