Thinking about a teaching career? Choose Nursing!

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Thinking about a teaching career? Choose Nursing!

Objectives of this presentation Spark an interest in Nursing and Nursing Education Historical Evolution of Nursing Education Varied roles of Nurses and Nurse Educators Discussion on faculty shortages Scope of practice Competencies required to be an educator Environments one can teach Practice outcomes

Historical Evolution of Nursing I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care. ANA, 2011, para. 1

Nursing: A multifacited profession Caregiver Educator & Student Prioritizor & problem solver Communicator/Verbal & Non-verbal Mentor/team player Assertive Honest Integrity Empathetic Compassionate Enthusiastic

Faculty shortage Not a new problem Historical trends Aging faculty Greater career opportunities for women Noncompetitive salaries A willingness to juggle teaching, service, and research

Focus of Nursing Education

Scope of Practice “To develop and shape new professionals through education To engage in creative, intellectual discussions with faculty colleagues, and students To pursue a research and/or scholarly program of professional and personal interest To contribution improving health care through student education and the generation of knowledge To provide professional, disciplinary, and interdisciplinary leadership and To shape health policy based on professional and scholarly expertise” ANA, 2001, para. 18

Competencies of a successful educator Facilitate learning Facilitate learner development and socialization Use assessment and evaluation strategies Participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes Function as a change agent and leader Pursue continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role Engage in scholarship Function within the educational environment Billings & Halstead, 2009, pp. 12-14

Practice Outcomes Portfolio Critiques Journals Paper/Essays Mind mapping Oral/verbal Audiotape/videotaping Role playing Service learning Billings & Halstead, 2009

Education job opportunities Public schools/Vocational programs Community college University Hospital settings Medical equipment/computer charting sales

Strategies for retention Raising salaries and benefit packages Offering variable positions to the senior faculty Intellectual networks Recruitment Mentoring junior faculty Media report on the value of nursing and nursing education ANA, 2001

Nurses make a difference. Could you make a difference in someones life?

References American Nurses Association. (2001). A Continuing challenge: The shortage of educationally prepared nursing faculty. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 6(1). Para. 18. American Nurses Association. (2011). Florence Nightingale pledge. Retrieved from http://www, From/FlorenceNightingalePledge.aspx American Nurses Association. (2011). Recruitment and retention of nurses. Retrieved from ng/workforce/NurseShortageStaffing/Recruitment.aspx Billings, D. M., & Halstead, J. A. (2009). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty (3rd ed.). St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier. Center of Disease Control. (2011). Obesity rates among all children in the United States. Retrieved from Merriman, C. D. (2007). Ralph Waldo Emerson. Retrieved from Palmer, P. J. (2007). The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life (10th ed.). San Francisco, Ca: Jossey-Bass.

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