A Nuts and Bolts Approach to Teaching Nursing

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A Nuts and Bolts Approach to Teaching Nursing

SKU# 9780826141545

Fourth Edition

Author: Mary T. Quinn Griffin PhD, RN, Jeanne M. Novotny PhD, RN, FAAN


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2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Nursing Education!

Updated, revised, and expanded, this fourth edition of a "survival manual" for new teachers offers the most current thinking in nursing education, from practical nursing, to baccalaureate and master's programs. It also serves as a comprehensive guide for novice educators in classroom and clinical teaching settings. Chapters offer helpful strategies for making clinical assignments, preparing lectures and seminars, all aspects of testing and grading, supervision, facilitating group study, selecting textbooks, guiding independent study, and helping students improve their writing skills.

This fourth edition also features best practices and lessons learned from partnerships between university and clinical settings, and contains new strategies for conducting online teaching, including the use of technology. Specific indicators help educators identify appropriate lessons for different course levels. The guide additionally provides links to online resources in each chapter, including some with revised templates for checklists and rubrics.

Key Features

  • Distills best practices and lessons learned from academic and clinical world partnerships
  • Serves as a quick refresher for the experienced educator reentering a classroom or clinical teaching assignment
  • Addresses new cross-disciplinary "team" approach to assessment and intervention
  • Features links to online resources in each chapter, including revised templates for checklist and rubrics along with a digital adjunct for educator use
  • Authored by noted national and international experts in nursing education

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 20, 2011
  • Page Count 224
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826141545
  • EISBN 9780826141552

Table of Contents 

List of Tables Preface

1. Making Clinical Assignments

2. Supervising a Clinical Group

3. Designing a Learning Contract

4. Teaching Students to Work in Groups

5. Planning to Give a Lecture

6. Planning a Successful Seminar

7. Course Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

8. Textbook and Reading-Assignment Selection

9. Designing and Grading a Major Assignment

10. Designing and Grading a Minor Assignment

11. Test Construction and Analysis

12. Using Technology to Facilitate Learning

13. Guiding Independent Study

14. Helping Students Improve Their Writing Skills