Clinical Instruction And Evaluation: A Teaching Resource / Edition 2

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Designed to effectively guide instructors within the learning process, Clinical Instruction and Evaluation: A Teaching Resource provides clinical nurses with the theoretical background and practical tools necessary to succeed as a clinical nursing instructor. The theory used to support the practice of clinical education is presented in a straightforward, easily understood manner. This book offers approaches to structuring clinical experiences for students, evaluation student performance, and solving problems encountered in clinical settings.
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Reviewer: Cherie G. Howk, DNSc, RN, CS-FNP (Indiana State University)
Description: This book was written to fill a specific need in the education of competent nursing professionals:the complex job of teaching and evaluating students in the clinical setting.
Purpose: It specifically addresses both the theoretical and practical know-how needed to succeed as a clinical nursing instructor and provide the highest quality of clinical education for nursing students. This is not only a worthy goal, but one that has been sorely missing in the education literature. The book is a very good start in acknowledging the need to enhance and support the role of clinical instructor.
Audience: This book is intended to be used as a teaching resource for clinical instruction and evaluation. The author, a professor in the department of nursing, reports interviewing both the neophyte and experienced faculty for insight into areas in which she has no personal experience.
Features: This teaching resource thoroughly covers the role of clinical instructor from entering the instructor role, becoming a member of the nursing department faculty, through teaching in specialty settings and dealing with specific problems that one encounters in this role. Strategies for working with students in particular situations, such as the student who lies or the student who is poorly groomed, provides information that is not available in any other source. The book does a good job in covering theoretical approaches to teaching and learning in the clinical setting. Strategies are provided for teaching clinical students technical skills, integration of theory and practice and developing critical thinking skills. The appendixes provide, among other valuable documents, samples of course objectives, outlines, and evaluations for clinical components in nursing education. Although the author refers in the preface to "literature sources, both books and articles," she does not provide a reference section to augment the information she offers.
Assessment: This is a long overdue addition to the clinical instructor's library. It offers guidance on what, up to now, has been considered "on the job" training. Although many professional nurses are able to translate their roles of expertly caring for patients into that of teaching students to do the same, a reference source and guide book will enhance the abilities of these nurses.
O'Connor (nursing, W. Connecticut State U.) has written this text to foster successful and effective part-time nursing educators. Coverage includes theoretical and practical approaches to teaching and learning in clinical nursing education; evaluation of learning in the laboratory and clinic; organization and management of instruction; special techniques for special settings (maternity, pediatrics, mental health, community health); interpersonal issues and communication strategies for a variety of situations (such as student stress, helping students cope with death and dying) and student personalities; and ethical and legal issues. Designed so that each section can be used independently of the others. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763738587
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 4/14/2006
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 369
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Goals of clinical nursing education 1
2 Entering the instructional role 15
3 Theoretical approaches to teaching and learning in clinical nursing education 35
4 Getting started 63
5 Teaching and learning strategies for the college laboratory setting 83
6 Organizing and managing instruction in the clinical practice setting 103
7 Teaching and learning strategies for the clinical practice setting 147
8 Special techniques for special settings 187
9 Theoretical approaches to the evaluation of learning in the laboratory and clinical practice settings 201
10 Evaluation strategies for the laboratory and clinical practice settings 217
11 Interpersonal issues in clinical nursing education 247
12 Ethical and legal issues in nursing education 293
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