In today’s diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment, nurse educators are often the leaders who redefine processes for a better work-flow, document the outcomes of educational programs and guide staff, students and patients through the learning process.
Nurse educators also help students and practicing nurses identify their learning needs, strengths and limitations, and they select learning opportunities that will build on strengths and overcome limitations.
A growing number of nurse educators teach part-time while working in a clinical setting. This gives them the opportunity to maintain a high degree of clinical competence while sharing their expertise with novice nurses. Nurse educators who work in practice settings assess the abilities of nurses in practice and collaborate with them and their nurse managers to design learning experiences that will continually strengthen those abilities Specialties: In most instances, nurse educators teach clinical courses that correspond with their area(s) of clinical expertise and the concentration area of their graduate nursing education program. Those considering a teaching career may choose from dozens of specialty areas, including acute care, cardiology, family health, oncology, pediatrics and psychiatric/mental health.
2. , teachers have the responsibility to vary instruction and enable all students an opportunity to learn. 3. A good decision making ability grounded in common sense will lead to a more successful teaching experience.
1. If a teacher does not keep accurate attendance, grade, and behavioral records, this could result in administrative and legal problems.
1. Learning Situation in Nursing
Ma. Loren Joy C. Manabat, RN
•The Teacher of Nursing
3. The Teacher of Nursing
1.a nurse who teaches and prepares
licensed practical nurses (LPN) and
registered nurses (RN) for entry into practice
4. The Teacher of Nursing
2. teach in various patient care settings to provide
continuing education to licensed nursing staff.
3. teach in graduate programs
at Master’s and doctoral level which
prepare advanced practice nurses, nurse
educators, nurse administrators, nurse
researchers, and leaders in complex healthcare
and educational organizations.
5. The Teacher of Nursing
Clinical Nurse Educator
a registered professional nurse with an advanced
education, including advanced clinical and
educational training coupled with many years of
expertise in a healthcare specialty.
6. The Teacher of Nursing
Nurse Educator Roles:
Developing courses/programs of study
Teaching and guiding learners
Documenting the outcomes of the educational
7. The Teacher of Nursing
Nurse Educator Responsibilities:
Engaging in scholarly work (e.g., research)
Participating in professional associations
Speaking/presenting at nursing conferences
Contributing to the academic community through
8. Teaching Responsibilities
•Teachers need to impart knowledge of
their subject matter to students.
•Teachers need to be able to meet the
needs of students of varying abilities
within the same classroom.
•Teachers need to have common sense.
•Teachers have the responsibility to be
a good role model in and out of the
9. Teaching Responsibilities
•Teachers must be organized.
•Teachers are expected to keep student
•Teachers must not give students alcohol or
other drugs, nor will they encourage or
condone the use of alcohol or other drugs by
students. They may, however, administer or
supervise the administration of prescribed
medications consistent with Departmental
10. Teaching Responsibilities
•Teachers must not , under any
circumstances, use any form of
discipline which involves corporal
punishment or engage in any form of
behaviour which could cause physical
or emotional abuse to students.
•Teachers must not, under any
circumstances, have sexual
relationships with students.
11. Teaching Responsibilities
•Teachers must perform their duties
efficiently and effectively and with
honesty, integrity and fairness at all
•Teachers must treat students
equitably, including those with
disabilities or other special needs
12. Teaching Responsibilities
•Teachers must attend professional
development sessions to improve
his/her own teaching methods and