Hi. I just wanted to say that I've been an RN for two years now on a med/surg/tele unit, and am also now an acute/critical care NP student (half done with the program!!!) and I have now precepted probably about 10 different brand new RNs & senior nursing students at work, and I really, really love it! I love combining nursing with teaching-it's such a great combination. I love it when the orientee I'm with starts putting things together, and I know it's because I helped.
My goal is to become a hospital based NP (which will happen next year when I graduate) but I also would like to do some clinical teaching on the side in the near future. I was just wondering if anyone else who loves precepting wanted to chime in and talk about it too, and to see how many years experience you really need before you can become like an adjunct clinical instructor. Can I teach with an MSN, even if my concentration is in acute/critical care and not nursing education? Thanks!
Apr 28, '07
christvs. . .it's been a long time since I've seen a post from you, but I tend to hang out on the nursing student forums, if you remember. I've looked into teaching. You should be able to teach nursing with an MSN. What you need to do is get in contact with schools of nursing and talk with them as to what they require to become an instructor. They will tell you if you need to take any extra courses in education. I thought that most Master's programs had students not only specialize in a clinical area of nursing, but also to focus on an administration or education component as well.
Do you ever think about coming back and hanging out on the student forums to answer questions now that you're a seasoned nurse? You are one of the few people I know that started as a new grad on stepdown (telemetry) and survived. You are unique.
Last edit by Daytonite on Apr 28, '07
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