Best Practices in Nursing Education: Stories of Exemplary by Mary Jane Smith PhD RN, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD MBA RN

By Mary Jane Smith PhD RN, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD MBA RN FAAN

Who greater to profit from approximately educating than academics themselves? Written through lecturers and approximately lecturers, this booklet is for graduate scholars in nursing schooling in addition to mid-career nurse educators. This quantity positive factors narratives in keeping with interviews with twenty-one exotic lecturers of nursing. chosen by way of the editors in response to own studies with them as lecturers or mentors, their present stature within the nursing schooling neighborhood, or simply because they're recipients of nationwide educating awards, those academics supply a number of position versions for occupation improvement and provide a plethora of knowledge, together with: opting for a occupation in educating nursing getting ready and mentoring in instructing retaining excellence cozy occasions as a instructor Embarrassing educating moments so much and least worthwhile instances major demanding situations suggestion for brand new lecturers development collegial relationships non-stop self-development Scholarly improvement Balancing expert and private existence

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I am really grateful for my psychiatric nursing background. One thing that is really interesting about nursing students and faculty is that some of them forget the distinction between a patient and a student. Instructors can get entangled by behaving as though students were patients. Patients need to be taken care of, while students are perfectly healthy, normal adults who can stand on their own two feet. One of the things you guide them to do is stand on their own two feet. CHALLENGES AS A TEACHER I really wanted to go to the University of Pennsylvania because I knew that I was going to be able to realize many goals as a teacher and as an administrator.

24 BEST PRACTICES IN NURSING EDUCATION Teaching Dissertation Seminar At this same time, there were a lot of all but dissertation (ABD) students in the NYU program, and Martha Rogers decided someone should tackle this situation. This was the beginning of teaching the Dissertation Seminar. My job was to gather all the ABD students and help them with their dissertations. I believe that one of the most important things you can learn from situations like this is that you have to begin where people are and that people are pigheaded.

Louise Fitzpatrick knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a nursing educator and was mentored by pioneers in nursing education. She 38 M. Louise Fitzpatrick 39 holds that teachers of nursing should be grounded in educational theory, academia, and methodology. For her it is most satisfying to have students who have surpassed their teacher. EARLY INTEREST IN TEACHING I always thought about being a teacher, even as a child. Also, I used to be a camp counselor and was always around children, so I thought I was going to be a teacher.

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