Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor, Third Edition

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Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor, Third Edition

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Clinical Teaching in a Nutshell

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

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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 20, 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.

Table of Contents 

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I APPRECIATING YOUR NEW IDENTITY: FROM CAREGIVER TO EDUCATOR

1. Developing a New Identity as a Clinical Nursing Instructor

2. Understand the Rules: What Every Nursing Instructor Needs to Know About the Nursing Program’s Policies

3. Your New World: Clinical Sites, Clinical Specialties, Clinical Students

Part II YOUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU: PREPARING FOR YOUR CLINICAL TEACHING ASSIGNMENT

4. You Are a Guest, So Act Like One

5. Organize the Semester—Have a Plan

6. Confidentiality and Patient Privacy

Part III GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NURSING STUDENTS: WHO ARE THE BEST AND WHO ARE THE REST?

7. The High Fliers: How to Screen for Higher Achieving Students

8. The Not-So-High Fliers: How to Screen for Potential “Problem Students”

Part IV THE PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS: CLINICAL EVALUATIONS

9. The Clinical Evaluation Triad

10. The Dos and Don’ts of Student Documentation

11. Early Warning System

12. Graded Clinical Versus Pass/Fail Evaluations

Part V MANAGING THE CLINICAL DAY

13. Preconferences

14. Postconferences

15. Unplanned Events and Absences

16. Alternative Assignments

17. Unsafe Practice

Part VI SATISFACTION IN THE ROLE

18. What Your Students Will Expect of You

19. Take Time for Self-Care

Part VII OF GROWING IMPORTANCE

20. Letters of Reference

21. Role of Simulation

Appendices

A. An Example of Guidelines for Clinical Orientation Day

B. Clinical Journal: NSL/NSG 423

C. 4 C Clinical Assignment Sheet

D. Student Report Sheet

E. One-Minute Breathing Space

F. Sample Letters of Reference

Bibliography

Index