Need Guidance

  1. Have just been hired as an ADN instructor at my local community college. Am very excited at this opportunity. Will start the first of August and will basically be "thrown into" the job without much training. Have not had formal teaching experience (though lots of "informal" experience). So, I ask you--my nurse educator colleagues-- for advice--any good ideas for a novice educator--good ideas for lesson plans, strategies, good books, online conferences, etc??? What worked for you when you first started out??? What pitfalls should I avoid??? Thank you in advance for any direction you can offer me .
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    About VickyRN

    Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 12,037; Likes: 6,467
    Nurse Educator; from US
    Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Gerontological, cardiac, med-surg, peds


  3. by   zumalong
    VickiRN--I will be glad to help 'mentor' you. I have been teaching for over 7 years and I was 'thrown' to the wolves also--so I have been there/done that.

    My email is Send me any questions and I will get back to you.