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Nurse Educators, Introduce Yourselves!

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by VickyRN VickyRN (Member)

VickyRN has 16 years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

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sallypz works as a Educator.

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I am a BSN RN with over 30 years experience, med surg, Nursing Home, extended care, critical care step down out patient surgery, CNA Instructor, dialysis (both Hemo & PD), patient educator among others. Before I started in nursing I was going for a degree in secondary education (Biology). I am now returning to the Nursing Education side of nursing as a clinical instructor in an LPN program, and a clinical instructor in a CNA course. Both of those are part time and I'm looking for a 3rd part time Nursing Instructor job. I am also going back to school myself for a Nursing Masters. I plan on a dual focus FNP and Nurse Educator. Another part of my focus will be working in prevention/care of those with Fetal Alchol Syndrome. It is a field I have recently become very interested in because my my adopted daughter is a victim of FAS/FAE and in researching her condition I've noticed it is an underserved area of the Medical Field. Also I plan some focus of my study to be in Autism as some of my friends in education are indicating the child population with Autism is "exploding" in numbers.

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northangel works as a Nurse Educator Perioperative Focus.

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Oops I am over the hill then, at 56 but also a Nurse Educator in the Perioperative setting covering Day Stay and Surgical Outpatients across a large DHB , here in New Zealand. I migrated over last year from the UK, for a slower pace of life and a more work life balance.

I would be interested in hearing how other DHB's or any where alse in the world works with Professional development and education of Registered Nurse's within these areas. In particular I would be most interested of anyone has an orientation programme for Endoscopy they would be willing to share in part or full for adapting.

Life is a huge challenge some days and a breeze the next, but I enjoy what I do and would not go back to doing on calls and weekends. My life has changed coming to NZ, I now have time to do things I want to do and still have a job I love at the same time in a beautiful country.

So come on Educators get typing!

Denise

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Hello fellow nurse educators! I just joined today and am happy to be here. I been a guest before, but decided to take the plunge for the networking abilities. I can't wait to hear from everyone.

I also have a request that I wanted to check out with Vicky, since you are staff. I am currently completing my MSN/MEd degree online, and only have my practicum project left to finish. Would it be possible to survey this group for my master's project/practicum? I only have 6 questions in my survey and it pertains to clinical competency. My project involves creating a clinical instructor's training manual.

I would appreciate your feedback on this matter very much!

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rapkeygurl works as a MDS Coordinator/ Nurse Aide Instructor.

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Hi all,

I am a certified nurse assistant instructor in New Mexico, Actually I have been teaching for several years in Texas. Any information on the new mexico training differences would be greatly appreciated. I start my new class of 25 students on Monday and we really want this to go well. I have not been given a lot of direction from my program manager well we both are use to the Natcep program in Texas. I will probably just call the NM nurse aide registry tomorrow for more assistance. I love teaching!!!

NO more MDS stuff lol HURRAY!!

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happyheatherp has 22 years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

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I am a first year Nurse Educator, and would greatly appreciate any and all advice received. I have applied for the MSN Nurse Educator program for the fall through OU, online program. If anyone has been through this program, I would love to hear from you. I have been a nurse for 18 years and am really enjoying teaching. I have wanted to do this for a long time, and I have finally been given this opportunity. I am so thankful every day that I love what I do EVERY day. That is such a blessing!!

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Hi

I am not sure what say but I am an instructor at two ADN programs ... Does anyone know how to apply and land a job teaching in online nursing schools?

Well, you land an online job the same way you land a face to face job. I would suggest to get distance education certified where you work now (it is all about how to use online resources and colleges offer it to their faculty). Then find a face-to-face job with a college that offers distance. After you have taught a couple of semesters you could move into online. Or, you could make a proposal to the college you already teach at to include online. What I am sensing here, though is, that you are preparing to stretch yourself too thin ( I am assuming you are trying to add on to your 2 jobs).

I teach a hybrid course and those courses can be pretty time-consuming. Reading and participating in online discussion and posting activity can take up hours of time daily. You cannot have 3 jobs and do justice to all, specially with one that is online.

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Hello,

I would like to introduce myself to the forum. I am a new nurse educator employed part-time at a community college in my hometown. I teach in the the practical nursing and professioanl nursing program at the college. I have recently completed my Masters Degree in Nursing Education and over the last twenty years of clinical practice my experience includes med-surg, management, cardiac cath lab, operating room, recovery room, and ambulatory surgery. I am hoping to connect with other nursing faculty through this forum and look forward to garnering advice from seasoned educators. My responsiblities at the college include both clinical and didactic. The classroom is a new experience and has been somewhat difficult during my career transition. I consider myself fortunate to have a community college in my community and anticipate gaining experience as a nurse educator. :D

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VickyRN has 16 years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

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Welcome, cicinurse :welcome: So nice to have you on the forum :)

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I just completed my MSN of Education (yeah,me). I work for Tennessee Technology Center in which I teach the entire course of LPN, including clinicals. I really love what I do and still cannot believe I get paid for it!:yeah:

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oncnursemsn has 30 years experience and works as a Oncology nurse.

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Hi Sahrdh! Welcome to this forum. Might I ask is pay great or lousy? Hoping for the former! I'm now in new position and not in education. Left Boston for Tampa and I can't believe what I'm getting paid. It's 1/2 of what I made as educator. :-(

I have exchanged wonderful job for wonderful state and location. Looking to be back in education... Let us know how we can support you!

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NurseFuzzyWuzzy works as a Adjunct Professor at a Private University, PRN Nur.

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Hello everyone! I am a new adjuct professor for a private university and am teaching the assessment lab/clinical. I am welcome to any and all suggestions on how to make my class more interesting and informative to my students. I also work PRN at a nursing/rehab facility. I'm looking forward to seeing what allnurses has to offer.

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VickyRN has 16 years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

15 Likes; 3 Followers; 105 Articles; 130,126 Visitors; 5,348 Posts

Welcome, sahrdh and NurseFuzzyWuzzy! :welcome: Hope you find the support you need here. Look forward to seeing further posts from you :)

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