A Community of Exceptional Nurses
The book describes policies and procedures with which instructors must be familiar, and reviews legal issues including confidentiality and patient privacy. Proper documentation and student evaluations are discussed as well as how to conduct student clinical conferences. Also covered are ways to make efficient use of onsite personnel and the instructor's responsibility regarding NCLEX preparation. This is a valuable resource for nurses who are beginning their professional teaching careers and for seasoned faculty trying to optimize the learning experience for their students.
New to this edition:
• Case studies of negative experiences that illustrate what not to do as a clinical instructor
• New examples of online modules • Changes in accreditation requirements
• How to foster student accountability
• Preparing for your clinical teaching assignment
• How to organize your semester regarding goals, communication with students, establishing student expectations, and more
• Changes in student and teacher liability
• How to identify and help weak students
• How to deal with punctuality and absences
• Safety concerns
Table of Contents:
PART I - Appreciating Your New Identity: From Care Giver to Educator 1. Developing a New Identity as a Clinical Nursing Instructor 2. Understand the Rules: What Every Nursing Instructor Needs to Know about the Nursing Program's Policies
PART II - Your Success Depends on "Y O U" : Preparing for Your Clinical Teaching Assignment 3. You Are a Guest, So Act like One 4. Organize the Semester - Have a Plan 5. Confidentiality and Patient Privacy
PART III - Getting to Know Your Nursing Students: Who Are The Best and Who Are The Rest? 6. The High Fliers: How to Screen for Higher Achieving Students 7. The Not-So-High Fliers: How to Screen for Potential "Problem Students"
PART IV - The Performance Appraisals: Clinical Evaluations 8. Making the Most of Student Self-Evaluation 9. The Dos and DON'Ts of Student Documentation 10. Early Warning System 11. Graded Clinical vs. Pass/Fail Evaluations
PART V - Communication at Clinical Conferences 12. Preconferences 13. Postconferences
PART VI - The Art of Making a Clinical Assignment 14. Unplanned Events 15. Alternative Assignments
PART VII - Competencies Not Met
16. Punctuality and Absences
17. Unsafe Practice
18. What Your Students Will Expect of You
19. Letters of Reference (NEW)
20. The Role of Simulations (NEW)
21. Conclusion (1E chapter19)
Author: E. Zabat Kan, S. Stabler-Haas
Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor, 2nd Ed.
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