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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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Nurse educators shaping the future

Nurse Educators: Shaping the Future

Tamara MohrFerris State University


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


Brief history of nursing education1

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!


Practice environments1

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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