Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor, Third Edition

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Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor, Third Edition

SKU# 9780826140074

Clinical Teaching in a Nutshell

Author: Eden Zabat Kan PhD, RN, Susan Stabler-Haas MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC



Full of new information that helps nurses become first-rate clinical instructors

Newly expanded and updated with a wealth of practical information, the third edition of this best-selling Fast Facts guide offers pragmatic advice on how to tailor teaching to nurses of various backgrounds in different clinical sites and specialties. It also addresses new requirements regarding online learning and hospital electronic documentation. In addition, by providing concrete tools for anxiety and stress reduction, this edition considers the importance of self-care.

Following the instructor from day 1 through an entire rotation, the book helps readers organize the clinical experience, develop effective relationships with staff at clinical facilities, make clinical assignments, plan orientation days, develop clinical rotations, and understand relevant legal issues. It covers key information about policies and procedures, from school to clinical site. Delivered in a concise, quick-access, easy-to-read format, the book helps both new and experienced instructors optimize the learning experience for their students.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Describes how to tailor teaching to various clinical sites, specialties, and different student populations
  • Provides helpful stress- and anxiety-reduction tools for instructors and their students
  • Covers the requirements of online learning and hospital electronic documentation
  • Highlights ways to retain clinical faculty

Key Features:

  • Disseminates practical information in concise, quick-access "Fast Facts" style
  • Useful for both novice and experienced clinical instructors
  • Describes what every clinical instructor needs to know about policies and procedures, from school to clinical site
  • Discusses documentation and student evaluations, student clinical conferences, and NCLEX® preparation
  • Reviews legal issues, including confidentiality and patient privacy

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 28, 2017
  • Page Count 234
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826140074

About The Author(s) 

Eden Zabat Kan, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor, Nursing Department, Health Sciences Division, The College of Southern Maryland, where she is responsible for didactic and clinical instruction for first semester students. Dr. Kan received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the Penn State University at State College, PA., her master’s degree in nursing education from Villanova University, Villanova, PA, and her doctorate in nursing science from Widener University, Chester, PA.

Susan Stabler-Haas, PMHCNS-BC, RN is a clinical nursing instructor at Villanova University, PA. She has over 30 years of classroom and clinical teaching experience in the areas of medical-surgical, critical care, geriatric, and psychiatric nursing. Her instruction is influenced by her prior roles as staff nurse, rehab nurse, and critical care nurse manager in five Philadelphia area hospitals. Professor Stabler-Haas has earned a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist designation from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a trained Mindfulness-Based Meditation teacher, and author of Fast Facts for the Student Nurse.