Nurse Educators, Introduce Yourselves! - page 43

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   Merced
    I graduated with A.S.N. in 1980. My desire was to become a Nurse-Midwife. For practical reasons, I worked both L&D & Med-Surg at a small hospital. After a lot of practical hospital experience, I got my B.S.N. while continuing to work in the hospital. I heard about Home Health Case Management while obtaining my B.S., and that became my goal. I did that for 7 years, then worked as the RN for our local Adult Day Health program (2 years). Now, I am training HHAs, and working on curriculum and CEUs for CNAs & HHAs.
    I love writing & teaching CEUs, & would like to become an authorized provider as an individual (right now I am writing & teaching for my training center).
    I look forward to communicating with peers!
  2. by   41sharon
    Hello fellow educators, I coordinate the nursing skills lab at the community college where I work. I found it difficult to keep all the bulletin boards in the lab with something educational on them so I made some posters. I would love to share them with you. Please visit my site at www.skillsfornurses.com
  3. by   showbizrn

    hi!
    i'm showbiz rn!
    rn actor teacher
    to name a few.

    i enjoy
    "sharing notes"
    with my colleagues
    which means all of you!:d

    welcome!
    you'll enjoy this forum
    it's informative, educational,
    and entertaining, too.
    from the heart!
  4. by   luv2sim
    Hello All!

    I'm a relatively new educator (just about 1 year under my belt since graduating with my MSN last December!) My nursing background is in OB (L&D, Antepartum). I held my ASN for 13 years before returning to school and pursuing my BSN and MS in Nursing with a focus in Education.

    I'm getting ready to accept an offer to be a full-time instructor - among other things, I will get to continue my work in Simulation (which I stumbled into while in school and fell in love).

    I've enjoyed reading all the great posts and resources here, and hope to also join up in the Networking Hub group to expand my connections with other educators. I'm looking forward to sharing with others here, too.
  5. by   Speschalk
    I will have my MSN/Nurse Education 11/30/11. God willing and the creek don't rise. I interviewed yesterday for FT faculty position in an ADN program. I am so excited about the prospect, I don't know what I'll do if it is not offered. I have been reading the posts for tips for the new educator and enjoy the fire that everyone has to shape great nurses. I hope I can officially join the ranks soon and utilize everyone's advice.
  6. by   VickyRN
    Quote from Speschalk
    I will have my MSN/Nurse Education 11/30/11. God willing and the creek don't rise. I interviewed yesterday for FT faculty position in an ADN program. I am so excited about the prospect, I don't know what I'll do if it is not offered. I have been reading the posts for tips for the new educator and enjoy the fire that everyone has to shape great nurses. I hope I can officially join the ranks soon and utilize everyone's advice.
    Welcome to allnurses and the Nurse Educators Forum, Speschalk Please keep us posted about the faculty position. This forum is a great place to network and discuss strategies for faculty and student success. Best wishes to you and looking forward to hearing more from you
  7. by   sahrdh
    I teach in a LPN program and teach EVERY subject. Needless to say, I don't know them all. I came from trauma, L&D, and ophthomology so I have spent MANY hours over the last 3 years studying myself on things that I was not real familiar with. It has gone well. I also do their clinicals with them. We are on several different floors so I have learn to ask the nurses a lot of questions and they have been great!
  8. by   conscientiousnurse
    Hello! I am currently a nursing assistant teacher also, in a private school (3 week). I recently applied for a position in a community college as a program director for their nursing assistant training. I want to be able to prove, if interviewed, that I am good enough to be able to supervise their instructors and maintain the best quality program. Also that I am staying up-to-date with current literature, and know the best ways to train adults. I'm just wondering if you know of any more resources I could look to to make sure I am ensuring the best program possible, (in the Geriatrics/LTC forum, it has some resources from Hartman posted, but any others?). Any professional organizations that would be worthwhile joining if I got the job, any place to go to for more networking/getting help from others in the same position? I don't have that much LTC experience also, so keeping up on geriatric/LTC info is a need also. Any "must-have" journals or textbooks? Thanks for any and all advice!
  9. by   LPNteacher
    New here, and won't have a lot of time to just chat, as I am working full time (LPN program, obviously) and am half way through my MSN with an education emphasis. Found the link doing research and needed a break from PubMed for a few minutes![/B]
  10. by   VickyRN
    Welcome to allnurses and to the Nursing Educators Forum, sahrdh, conscientiousnurse, and LPNteacher!

    In response to your inquiry, conscientiousnurse, please check out my three articles in this forum that discuss the marvelous gero resources freely available from the Hartford Foundation

    Best wishes to you on your journey towards your MSN-nursing education, LPNteacher!

    We all look forward to hearing more from you in this forum.
  11. by   Berkshire1995
    Just discovered this faculty thread and want to thank Vicki and all of you for some excellent resources! I have my master's as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I have done ER for 19 years, psych the whole time--per diem, and hospice for many years. I practice as a house-call NP on a per diem basis and just finished my first year of teaching LPNs full-time. I LOVE teaching! I used to teach ACLS and various topics for EMTs, so teaching comes naturally. But, I was stumped as to where to find excellent ideas and resources and all of you have provided so much! I am very grateful to be a part of this group!
  12. by   VickyRN
    Quote from Berkshire1995
    Just discovered this faculty thread and want to thank Vicki and all of you for some excellent resources! I have my master's as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I have done ER for 19 years, psych the whole time--per diem, and hospice for many years. I practice as a house-call NP on a per diem basis and just finished my first year of teaching LPNs full-time. I LOVE teaching! I used to teach ACLS and various topics for EMTs, so teaching comes naturally. But, I was stumped as to where to find excellent ideas and resources and all of you have provided so much! I am very grateful to be a part of this group!
    Welcome to the Nursing Educators Forum and to allnurses.com, Bershire1995! We look forward to hearing more from you
  13. by   jifferte
    Hello, I will begin teaching Fundamentals in Nursing at a local PN program this week. I have roughly 17 years of experience in the following areas: Med/Surg, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Infusion therapy, and Nursing Administration. I'm so very excited to begin the teaching journey, as this has always been my dream. I'm looking forward to hearing from everyone!

    Thanks,

    Jenn

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