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Overview

With each passing year more and more nursing educators retire, and larger numbers of retirees are expected in the coming years. Using their own experience and the knowledge gained from their work, our authors have written this unique and timely book that strives to fill the needs of new and forthcoming nursing faculty. Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators is an essential book for graduate students, advanced practice nurses, and new graduates seeking faculty positions as they embrace a new role as nursing educator.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803614024
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Personal assessment : getting prepared to be prepared! 21
Strategy #1 Clarifying what criteria are important in your new job search 23
Strategy #2 Defining your career goals 24
Strategy #3 Assessing personal connections 25
Strategy #4 Developing an effective mentor relationship 26
Strategy #5 Extending your search broadly and doing a comparative analysis of the SONs 28
Strategy #6 Knowing the strengths of the SONs you are considering 29
Strategy #7 Understanding the reputation of the school 31
Strategy #8 Knowing about the students you will teach 32
Strategy #9 Understanding the culture of academe 33
Strategy #10 Understanding the relationship of the SON to the college and/or university 34
Strategy #11 Understanding the legal aspects of a teaching position 36
Pt. 2 Your curriculum vitae (CV) 39
Strategy #1 Creating the perfect curriculum vitae 41
Strategy #2 Creating your teaching portfolio 42
Strategy #3 Selecting the right persons for references 43
Strategy #4 Using the best e-mail etiquette 45
Strategy #5 Timing your job search 46
Pt. 3 Preparing for the interview : getting ready to get ready! 49
Strategy #1 Getting the position descriptions or criteria on which you will be evaluated 51
Strategy #2 Understanding how the nontenure track fits into the overall structure of the school and university 52
Strategy #3 Understanding the support of key players, including university administrators and community leaders 53
Strategy #4 Understanding the benefits ("perks") of the position 54
Strategy #5 Understanding the expectations above and beyond the position description 56
Strategy #6 Providing just enough personal information in the interview 57
Strategy #7 Knowing about imminent changes in leadership 58
Strategy #8 Portraying your attitude and motivation 59
Strategy #9 Evaluating job security issues 60
Strategy #10 Effective negotiation skills 61
Pt. 4 Surviving your initial years as a faculty member : knowledge is power! 63
Strategy #1 Developing networking skills 65
Strategy #2 Accepting the perfect position for you 66
Strategy #3 Meeting the key persons with whom you will be working 67
Strategy #4 Serving on committees 68
Strategy #5 Understanding unionization 69
Strategy #6 Prioritizing parenting responsibilities while on the job 70
Strategy #7 Understanding the benefits of technology 71
Strategy #8 Identifying resources for faculty development 73
Strategy #9 Understanding the school's practice and/or incentive plan 74
Strategy #10 Understanding the criteria for promotion for tenure-track vs. nontenure-track faculty 75
Pt. 5 Career success strategies for clinical faculty 77
Strategy #1 Striking the perfect balance of clinical practice and teaching skills 79
Strategy #2 Knowing the value of clinical teaching skills 80
Strategy #3 Get a thorough orientation to the clinical site 81
Strategy #4 Closely monitoring all students on the clinical site 82
Strategy #5 Ensuring clinical competence 83
Strategy #6 Understanding the faculty practice plan 84
Strategy #7 Becoming involved with the core activities of the school and university 85
Strategy #8 Understanding the importance of including families in care 86
Strategy #9 Understanding legal implications 87
Strategy #10 Selecting appropriate clinical assignments 88
Pt. 6 Career success strategies for research faculty 91
Strategy #1 Matching your research with your place of employment 93
Strategy #2 Developing an effective mentorship 94
Strategy #3 Developing an appropriate plan to secure funding 95
Strategy #4 Developing a strong research team 97
Strategy #5 Preparing adequately for the faculty research role 98
Strategy #6 Obtaining writing experience 99
Strategy #7 Using time between employment opportunities wisely 101
Strategy #8 Selecting the best journal for publication 102
Strategy #9 Using available resources to accomplish your goals 104
Strategy #10 Putting your dissertation horror stories behind you 105
Strategy #11 Using time wisely on the tenure track 106
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