Nurse Educator. Climbing the Clinical Ladder from T.A.P. to Nursing Education Presenter: Darlene LoPresto , B.S.N., R.N.C. Seminar Objectives. Verbalizes understanding of role focus for Nurse Educator Increase knowledge of Nurse Educator practice environments
Climbing the Clinical Ladder from T.A.P. to Nursing Education
Presenter: Darlene LoPresto, B.S.N., R.N.C.
Verbalizes understanding of role focus for Nurse Educator
Increase knowledge of Nurse Educator practice environments
Become familiar with concept of nursing scopes of practice
State degree required to practice as a Nurse Educator
A registered nurse who holds a Master’s or Doctoral degree working in an academic faculty position
Possess advanced education and clinical training
Specialty areas include acute care, cardiology, family health, oncology, pediatrics, and mental health
Strong critical thinking skills
Excellent communication skills
Advisement and counseling skills
1836 Deaconess Institute, Germany
1860 St. Thomas Hospital, London
1902- 492 schools of nursing in United States
1949 Community Colleges
Part time clinical faculty, up to Dean of department
Develop course/programs of study
Assist students with learning needs
Assure quality experiences
Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of practice
The American Nurses Association Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice (2004)
National League for Nursing The Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators (2007).
Standards described the nursing responsibilities and guidelines for professional practice.
ie: Standard #1. Assessment
Are specific roles and functions of nurse educators which demonstrate mastery in an advanced nursing role.
Community Colleges & Universities
Hospital based nursing schools
Community health departments
Long Term care
Evidence-based nursing instruction format
Improve quality of patient care
Enhanced professional autonomy
Promote improved patient outcomes
2.9 million registered nurses/advanced practice nurses
Demand 40%, supply 6%
2004-2014 need 1.2 million new nurses
Need 2.8 million nurses by 2020
2006: 2/3 of nurse educators are age 45-60
2006: 2/3 of nurse educators will retire within 5-15 years
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