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Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing, Fourth Edition

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Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing, Fourth Edition

SKU# 9780826119612

Author: Kathleen Gaberson PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF, Marilyn Oermann PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Teresa Shellenbarger PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF


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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title and Essential Purchase!

Praise for the Third Edition:

I recommend this book as an introduction to new educators involved in clinical teaching."

-Journal for Nurses in Staff Development

The fourth edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to provide a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for graduate and undergraduate nursing students in numerous clinical settings. A respected resource for clinical faculty, it addresses the distinct requirements of clinical learning as opposed to classroom learning and provides proven strategies to maximize clinical education. The revision features expanded content on teaching graduate students, regulatory issues affecting distance education, and the use of social media. It covers establishing and using dedicated education units (DEUs), the challenges of student access to electronic health records and documentation of care, and reducing the demands of clinical staff members when multiple students rotate through a particular setting.

Additionally, this edition provides guidelines for using preceptors, evaluating multimedia, and observing students in practice; sample observation guidelines, learning assignments, and clinical learning activities; and sample policies for clinical evaluation and adherence to professional conduct standards. It includes the latest revisions of the NCLEX test plan and the AACN Essentials guidelines for nursing education. The instructor?s manual, which includes learning activities for each chapter and teaching suggestions, and PowerPoint presentations accompany the text.

New to the Fourth edition:

  • Two completely new chapters: the first "Developing Clinical Learning Sites," and the second "Pedagogical Technologies for Clinical Education"
  • Expanded approaches for meeting the clinical needs of graduate students
  • Regulatory issues affecting distance education across state lines
  • Using social media
  • Discussion of benefits of DEUs and practical suggestions for developing them as clinical teaching sites
  • Important content regarding the NLN CNETM Examination Detailed Test Blueprint
  • Challenges of student access to electronic health records
  • Guidelines for using preceptors, evaluating multimedia, and student observation
  • Sample observation guidelines, learning assignments, and clinical learning activities and sample policies for clinical evaluation and professional conduct standards

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 05, 2014
  • Page Count 400
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119612
  • EISBN 9780826119629

About The Author(s) 

Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, is Professor and Doctoral Coordinator, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. Dr. Shellenbarger is an experienced nursing faculty member and administrator. She is widely published and a frequent presenter on nursing education issues such as technology use in education and the faculty role. She currently serves as secretary and member of the Board of Governors of the National League for Nursing.

Table of Contents 

Contributors to Previous Editions ix

Contributor to the Fourth Edition x

Preface xi


1 Contextual Factors Affecting Clinical Teaching 3

2 Outcomes of Clinical Teaching 21

3 Developing Clinical Learning Sites 39

4 Preparing for Clinical Learning Activities 69

5 Process of Clinical Teaching 95

6 Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Teaching 125


7 Crafting Clinical Learning Assignments 151

8 Self-Directed Learning Activities 169

9 Clinical Simulation 187

Teresa Shellenbarger and Debra Hagler


10 Pedagogical Technologies for Clinical Teaching 217

Debra Hagler

11 Case Method, Case Study, and Grand Rounds 237

12 Discussion and Clinical Conference 255

13 Using Preceptors as Clinical Teachers and Coaches 273


14 Written Assignments 295

15 Clinical Evaluation and Grading 321

Appendix: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE TM ) Examination Detailed Test

Blueprint 36

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