The New Nurse Educator

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The New Nurse Educator

SKU# 9780826106414

Mastering Academe

Author: Deborah Dolan Hunt PhD, RN


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This practical text guides novice nurse educators step-by-step through the process of becoming a confident nurse educator, and discusses how to transition from the service setting to the academic setting. It is the only text to comprehensively address not just the teaching and curriculum development components of being an educator, but also the many other skills and duties inherent in this role. Based on the author's personal journey from nursing practice to academe, the text offers a hands-on approach to this challenging process and conveys the author's hard-earned wisdom as she faced hurdle after hurdle but eventually gained tremendous gratification as a nurse educator.

The book addresses ways to "test the waters" to see if the teaching role is right for you, outlines educational preparation requirements, and demonstrates how to utilize past nursing experiences in this new role. It discusses learning styles, curriculum development, theoretical frameworks, legal issues, professional ethics, cultural diversity, and students with learning disabilities. The role of the faculty member is covered in such topics as tenure and promotion, collegiality, service, leadership, and mentoring. The book also addresses writing for publication, research, and scholarly activities. Included in each chapter are learning objectives and review questions, along with suggested assignments intended to assist the teacher and student in professional role development. Additionally, the text prepares students for the interview process and includes sample CVs, patient education handouts, course objectives, and additional resources. The book will be of value in both academic and hospital settings.

Key Features:

  • Provides highly practical, step-by-step information on all components of being a nurse educator/faculty member
  • Helps nurses transition from service role to educator/faculty role
  • Includes reflections and advice from novice and seasoned nurse educators, nurse leaders, and a well-known nursing theorist
  • Includes learning objectives and review questions in each chapter
  • Provides samples of forms and documents for developing course content and sample CVs

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 25, 2012
  • Page Count 296
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826106414
  • EISBN 9780826106421

Table of Contents 

Part I: Introduction to the World of Nursing Educator Roles

Chapter 1. Educator Roles and Responsibilities: Teaching, Service and Scholarship

Chapter 2. Is the World of Education 'Right' for you?: Opportunities to Test the Waters

Chapter 3. Role Preparation

Chapter 4. The Interview Process

Part II: The Teaching Role

Chapter 5. Identifying your Area of Expertise

Chapter 6. Teaching and Learning Theories.

Chapter 7. Learning Styles

Chapter 8. Course Development

Chapter 9 Technology and Course Management Systems

Chapter 11. Legal Issues for Nursing Faculty

Chapter 12. Curriculum and Student Advisement

Part III: The Faculty Role in the College/University Setting

Chapter 13. Rank, Tenure, and Promotion

Chapter 14. Collegiality and Service to the College

Chapter 15. The Mentoring Role

Part IV: The Scholar Role

Chapter 16. Writing for publications and Research

Chapter 17. Scholarly Activities

Part V: The Role of Advocate in Special Situations

Chapter 18. Cultural Diversity

Chapter 19. Students with Disabilities

Chapter 20. Reflective Journaling

Appendixes References

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The New Nurse Educator: A Note From the Author

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