The New Nurse Educator, Second Edition

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The New Nurse Educator, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826181824

Mastering Academe

Author: Deborah Dolan Hunt PhD, RN

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This unequaled resource guides novice nurse educators step by step through the challenging process of transitioning from service to academe. It comprehensively addresses not only the fundamentals of teaching, evaluation, and curriculum development, but also the entire spectrum of skills and duties required of the nurse educator. This second edition delivers two new chapters devoted to the hospital-based educator and global health issues, including the future of nursing education. It contains new clinical teaching models and pedagogies and emphasizes the use of technology in a variety of teaching and learning strategies. Key updates examine the current and future nursing workforce, emerging and evolving nursing programs, and innovative trends in curricular design, along with new information on infectious diseases, genomics, and legal and ethical concerns.

Based on the author’s personal journey from nursing practice to academe, the text addresses ways to “test the waters” of the new role. It outlines preparation requirements and discusses learning styles, curriculum development, theoretical frameworks, cultural diversity, and students with learning disabilities. It addresses tenure and promotion, collegiality, service, leadership, mentoring, writing for publication, and scholarship. Additionally, the text prepares students for the interview process and includes sample curricula vitae (CVs), patient education handouts, and course objectives. Learning objectives, review questions, and critical thinking vignettes in each chapter, along with tables and bulleted information, further contribute to the text’s value as an outstanding resource for both academic and hospital settings.

New to the Second Edition:

  • A chapter devoted to the role of the hospital-based educator
  • A chapter on global health and education, health care policy, and the future of nursing education
  • Noted experts discuss simulation, gaming and education, legal concerns, and global health nursing
  • New clinical teaching models and pedagogies
  • Emphasizes the use of technology
  • Examines the current and future nursing workforce
  • Emerging and evolving nursing programs
  • Innovative trends in curricular design

Key Features:

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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 26, 2017
  • Page Count 368
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826181824
  • EISBN 9780826181831

About The Author(s) 

Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, MS, RN, is associate professor of nursing and chair of the master's program at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York. She has spent most of her career in nursing education, initially in staff development and currently in an academic setting. She is currently serving as one of the coleads for the New York State Future of Nursing's Action Coalition in the Northern Metropolitan Region and is a member of the advisory board for the Advance Healthcare Network. Dr. Hunt is also a member of Community Board 10 in the Bronx and the chairperson of its health and human services committee. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and an ambassador and merit reviewer for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. In addition, Dr. Hunt is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and has received the Zeta Omega research award for her doctoral dissertation. She was also the Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Omega Scholar from 2010 to 2011. Her research interests concern nursing turnover, job satisfaction, leadership, patient outcomes, and new nurse transition. Dr. Hunt's scholarly pursuits and teaching specialties include nursing education, the history of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and transcultural nursing. She is the author of The New Nurse Educator, Second Edition (Springer Publishing, 2018) and The Nurse Professional: Leveraging Your Education for Transition Into Practice (Springer Publishing, 2014). Dr. Hunt has published many articles and has presented locally, nationally, and globally.


Table of Contents 


Foreword Susan M. Hendricks, EdD, RN, CNE




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

Personal Reflection of a Nurse Educator Vicki Martin

2. Role Preparation

Reflection on the Transition from Practice to Education Carole Kenner

3. Testing the Waters

Reflection on Nursing Education Launette Woolforde

4. The Interview Process


5. Finding Your Niche

Reflections About Scholarship, Teaching, and Service: The Expectations of Academic Nursing Deborah Witt Sherman

6. Teaching and Learning Theories

7. Learning Styles

Reflections on the Transition to the Educator Role Rhonda Brogdon

8. Course Development

9. Technology and Course Management Systems

Simulation Debra A. Simons

Reflection on Using Educational Technologies to Enhance Student Engagement Lynda Shand

10. Evaluation of Learning

11. Legal Issues for Nursing Faculty

Reflection on Curriculum and Student Advisement Mary Alice Higgins Donius

Reflection on the Interplay Between Nursing Education and the Law Barbara Cohen

12. Curriculum and Student Advisement

Reflection on Teaching and Sustaining Human Caring Jean Watson

13. Overview of the Hospital-Based Educator


14. Rank, Tenure, and Promotion

Reflection on the Faculty Role in the College or University Setting Ruth A. Wittmann-Price

15. Collegiality, Service, and Leadership Roles of the Educator

Reflection on Leadership and Change: Risk and Accountability Geraldine (Polly) Bednash

16. Reflection on the Mentoring Role

Connie Vance


17. Writing for Publication and Research

18. Scholarly Activities

Reflections on Advice for Novice Educators Related to Their Scholarship Terry T. Fulmer


19. Cultural Diversity

Diverse Learners Marianne R. Jeffreys

20. Students With Disabilities

Creating a Welcome Mat for Nursing Students With Disabilities Donna Carol Maheady

21. Reflective Journaling

22. Global Health, Health Care Policy, and the Future of Nursing Education

Reflection on Facilitating Global Health Experiences Michelle J. Upvall

23. Answers to Critical Thinking Vignette Questions


Editorial Review(s) 

"" . . . a wonderful resource for new and experienced nurse educators. This book contains valuable information on teaching, service, and scholarship. It also contains expert advice from well-known faculty. For example, Dr. Jean Watson and Dr. Geraldine Bednash. There is also a chapter on Mentoring by Dr. Connie Vance. I would highly recommend this book to all nurse educators." ". . . an excellent resource for both new and experienced educators. It contains a wealth of information on all aspects of nursing education with a focus on teaching, service, and scholarship. It also contains expert advice from seasoned nurse educators and faculty members. I would highly recommend this book to all current and aspiring nurse educators.""

-- Praise For The First Edition From Amazon Reviews

""This book and website offer a quality resource to anyone interested in the role of nurse educator. It presents a thorough guide from the novice stage to expert educator. Offering various easy-to-comprehend examples, this book will get readers started on their journey. This updated edition is needed because of the continued reports of nursing faculty shortage and the need for advanced education. This book inspires those who may not feel they have what it takes to be an educator.""

-- Doody's Medical Reviews