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Question: Facility Nurse Educators, How many and what do they do?

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by Donjpri Donjpri (New) New Educator

Donjpri specializes in Nursing Education.

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Ive been looking into the many diverse roles that we play as a nurse educator. What/ How does your facility currently implement Education? Is it its own department? Do you have unit specific educators? Do you have individual educators that only handle certain parts of education. I would love anyone's/everyone's feedback!

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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With the exception of certain specialty areas (invasive cardiac/endo/OR/perianesthesia/life support (BLS/ACLS/PALS/NRP), the educators are centralized and are their own deparment; the specialty areas are part of their specialty area but are a collaborative group, and the life support educators are odd team out. Some centralized educators cover orientation/nurse residency, some cover specific units/groups of similar units.

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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We have three education teams - the unit educators, which have 1-2 educators per unit. Then we have the individuals who run the new grad internship programs. Finally, we have educators that service the entire hospital for things that do not fall neatly into just one unit. We have one individual who is in charge of house-wide patient education initiatives. They chair a multidisciplinary committee regarding patient education issues.

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Donjpri specializes in Nursing Education.

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Do all of your educators fall under the same manager ? Like a Manager of Education or do they fall under separate unit managers?

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