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Nurse Educators: Shaping the Future. Tamara Mohr Ferris State University. WELCOME . Welcome prospective nurses! Presentation objectives: History of nursing education Nurse educator role Scope of practice Nurse educator environments Practice outcomes Let’s begin….

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welcome
WELCOME
  • Welcome prospective nurses!
  • Presentation objectives:
    • History of nursing education
    • Nurse educator role
    • Scope of practice
    • Nurse educator environments
    • Practice outcomes
  • Let’s begin…
brief history of nursing education
Brief History of Nursing Education
  • Most nursing education originally done in hospital settings
  • Lack of formal training led to high mortality and morbidity rates
  • Most famous nurse educator was…?
    • Opened the Nightingale Training School for nurses in 1860
    • First trained nurses started in 1865
    • By 1900 there were 432 diploma programs
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Brief History of Nursing Education
  • 1901 - Army Nurse Corps trained nurses in lifesaving techniques
  • 1905 - Annie Walburton Goodrich established guidelines for learning and proper nursing instruction
  • 1873 – Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing (NY) first U.S. school founded on Nightingale’s principles
  • 1892 - Columbia University founded its nursing school, first school to have admitting privileges at a local teaching hospital
  • 1893 - University of Michigan graduated six nursing students, but not autonomous program
  • 1923 - Yale University first autonomous nursing school
nurse educator role
Nurse Educator Role
  • Responsible for:
    • Preparing and mentoring current and future nurses
    • Designing, implementing, evaluating and revising academic programs
    • Strengthening nursing workforce
    • Serving as role models
    • Providing leadership for implementation of evidence-based practice
what exactly does a nurse educator do
What exactly does a nurse educator do?
  • Aid students in learning
  • Use assessment and evaluation strategies
  • Participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes
  • Function as change agent and leader
  • Pursue continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role
  • Engage in development of knowledge
  • Function within the educational environment
    • National League for Nursing (2005)
practice environments
Practice Environments
  • Where do nurse educators work?
    • Hospitals
    • University and college settings
      • Approximately 3,500 nursing programs housed in 2,500 schools of nursing
    • Hospital based schools of nursing
    • Community agencies
    • Home care and long-term care
    • Online distance learning
  • With a 10:1 ratio, number of full-time faculty needed is approximately 40,000; currently have less than 50% of that!
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Practice Environments
  • Adjunct or full-time clinical or academic faculty
    • Many part-time educators continue to work in clinical settings
  • LVN/LPN – one year vocational program; limited practice; must have BSN degree to teach
  • RN – 2-year or 4-year degree; must have MSN degree to teach
  • Graduate – must have doctorate (PhD or DNP) to teach; DNPs often instruct advanced practice programs
  • Continuing education – some is done online, often done in lectures, workshops or courses; must have BSN degree
a nurse educator must
A Nurse Educator Must…
  • Assist students and nurses in identifying learning needs, strengths, and limitations
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Have creativity in order to convey knowledge in a variety of ways
  • Be flexible
  • Commit to lifelong learning
  • Exercise leadership
  • Commit to scholarly development of the nursing discipline
practice outcomes the end result
Practice Outcomes – The End Result…
  • Today’s nursing environment calls for better educated nurses; many of today’s nurses “under educated”
  • Today’s healthcare requires an interdisciplinary team which is highly educated; nursing must keep pace
  • Finally…
    • Access to cutting edge knowledge and research; collaboration with other health professionals; intellectually stimulating; flexible work scheduling
    • Nurse educators report a high degree of satisfaction with their job
    • Career outlook is strong!

THANK-YOU!

references
References
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2010). The impact of education on nursing practice. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media/factsheets/impactednp.htm
  • Feigenbaum, E. (n.d.) Types of nurse educators who teach nurses. eHow. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/about_5087575_role-nurse-educator.html
  • National League for Nursing (2005). Core competencies of nurse educators with task statements. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/facultydevelopment/pdf/corecompetencies.pdf
  • National League for Nursing (2002). The preparation of nurse educators. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/aboutnln/PositionStatements/preparation051802.pdf
  • Nursing Degree Guide (n.d.) History of nursing schools in the United States. Retrieved from http://www.nursingdegreeguide.org/articles/education_basics/history_of_nursing_schools_in_the_united_states/
  • Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow (n.d.) Nurse Educator. Retrieved from http://www.nursesource.org/nurse_educator.html
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