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nursejcarrie specializes in Cardiovascular/Telemetry/Stroke.

Working towards that BSN!!

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    Looking for that clinical educator job

    Chris, I agree with you about not seeing the potential for career movement. I am definitely feeling that right now. I think it may be the ideal time to start looking for a job outside of the area. My husband and I have always talked about moving to the Delaware shore......maybe now is the ideal time to make it a reality!
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    Looking for that clinical educator job

    One of my goals for the new year is to become a Certified Nurse Educator. I think that there is something that happens when I interview for the positions. However, the last interview that I had in this facility, I felt it went VERY well, and I still didn't get the job. And when I applied for the last educator opening, they didn't even contact me for an interview.........
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    Looking for that clinical educator job

    Good morning everyone! I just needed somewhere to vent......I'm not sure what I am doing wrong, but I have been unable to find a clinical educator job in the hospital. I completed my MSN with a concentration in Education in April of this year. There have been at least 2 open educator positions in my facility; I applied for both without success. I even had a meeting with a person in HR about what I was looking to do now in my career. This person took my interest and concerns back to the Director of Nursing Education; I was basically told that, while my enthusiasm for education is evident, I didn't have enough educational experience to be able to effectively perform the job. And then the organization hired someone from OUTSIDE our facility for the position. The kicker is that I am currently a part-time clinical instructor for one of the 4 year universities that are local to my area. I teach BSN students who are having their first experience in the hospital setting. I haven't been doing it this long, I just started this position in August of this year. It was mentioned that I need to keep teaching in this position to show that I am adequately prepared for the clinical educator position. WTH?!? The problem is: there is no requirement in the job description that states you have to have educational experience. Truth be told, I met ALL of the requirements for the position. Plus, I have been an employee of my facility for almost 10 years now. And I know for a fact that most of the educators have come from the floor, with NO education experience what-so-ever. There was even an educator that stated how much she didn't like nursing students, but yet she had been a clinical educator for multiple years. What am I doing wrong? What makes me so damn unhirable? I am starting to think that I need to give up on this dream but I am still not that ready to give it up. Any suggestions of what I can do to improve my chances of being hired, or making myself appear as the best candidate, would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Clinical Educator Interviews....No Success

    So it's funny, another Clinical Educator position became available in my hospital on August 1. I applied for it immediately. And once again, they hired someone else for the position, and this person is from outside of our organization. In the past, I have been told that I have been away from direct patient care for too long----I am currently an ER care manager. This time, I was told that I don't have enough education experience to perform the job well. Funny thing is, this isn't even a requirement for the position on the job listing. So to beef up my teaching experience, I started teaching at one of the 4 year universities around my area. Amazing how I can't be trusted to teach my peers as a clinical educator, but a university trusts me to teach skills and clinical experience for BSN students. Anyway, I was told be someone in HR that the director of clinical education is excited that I am committed to being an educator; however, I have to keep teaching to be able to prove myself as an educator. Many of the rest of the educators came directly from the inpatient floors, and did not have teaching experience for their new role. I have talked to a few of my supervisors, both at the school and within the hospital, and they think that I should make an effort to talk to the CNO about the opportunities I keep missing. I think one of the reasons that I am actually considering this is because I was told on my yearly evaluation this year that my education was a "distraction" for me within the last year. I just don't understand how I can be held to a different standard than anyone else, and how the things that I need to improve on to gain the position keep changing. Any thoughts?
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    Internal Applications

    Good evening everyone, I graduated with my MSN in Nursing Education in April of this year. A couple of months before graduation, I started applying for open clinical educator positions within the hospital where I currently work. As I have started to becomes more dissatisfied with my current position, I have also applied for other open positions, without success. There is currently a clinical educator position available, and I believe it is for the last unit that I worked on. It has been over a month since I applied for this position, and I have not heard anything about the status of this position. I find it quite odd that shortly after I applied for this position, I was contacted by an HR business partner who is new to my organization. Her email stated that she was reaching out to me because of my numerous internal applications, and she wanted to meet with me to discuss what I am looking for in a new position. Should I be worried about having to meet with this business partner? Is this why I haven't heard anything about the current position I applied for? I am so confused by all of this, and I don't meet with this person until this coming Tuesday. Any advice or insight would be great! Thanks in advance!
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    Anyone starting Chamberlain online BSN in April?

    Good luck to all who are starting in April......perhaps I will be joining you. I talked to my admissions advisor, Dave, about 5 days ago and he is trying to rush my approval through so that I can start classes with the next schedule. He wants me to lock in my residency requirement so that I only have to take the 32 credit hours. I am excited, but anxious. I mean, I was 3 classes away from finishing my RN to BSN at Penn State but had trouble getting my clinical set up. I am anxious to see how many of credit hours transfer. I am hoping a lot will. So, to all of you who are starting....good luck and congrats. I hope to be joining you very soon, or sooner that I know it. Maybe I will "see" some of you around!!!

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