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"[O]ffers advice on everything from organizing the clinical experience to understanding the legal issues of clinical education....The authors have 32 years of combined teaching experience and are able to offer quality, real life, clear instructions and advice in an easy-to-read book that easily slips into a lab coat pocket for a ready reference. This is a must have for the new clinical instructor as well as a concise reference for those who have been in the trenches but could use some streamlining to their teaching methods."
--Nursing Education Perspectives
The Research Journal of the National League for Nursing
The education of nursing students requires a balance between clinical application and theoretical knowledge-or the science and art of nursing. This practical, authoritative book contains comprehensive coverage of everything clinical instructors need to know in order to optimize the clinical experience for their students.
Readers will learn to:
Concise and comprehensive, this book is formatted to present small but pertinent pieces of information, summarized in boxes representing the "Fast Facts in a Nutshell." User-friendly and highly accessible, Fast Facts serves as an invaluable resource for nurses who are beginning their professional teaching careers. It is also useful to seasoned faculty seeking additional resources to improve the clinical experience for their students. This book contains pragmatic, "real-life" information on the clinical teaching process.
PART I APPRECIATING YOUR NEW IDENTITY: FROM CAREGIVER TO EDUCATOR
Chapter 1 Developing a New Identity as a Clinical Nursing Instructor
Chapter 2 Understand the Rules: What Every Nursing Instructor Needs to Know about the Nursing Program's Policies
PART II YOUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON "YOU": PREPARING FOR YOUR CLINICAL TEACHING ASSIGNMENT
Chapter 3 You Are a Guest, So Act Like One
Chapter 4 Organize the Semester - Have a Plan
Chapter 5 Confidentiality and Patient Privacy
PART III GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NURSING STUDENTS: WHO ARE THE BEST, AND WHO ARE THE REST?
Chapter 6 The High Fliers: How to Screen for Higher Achieving Students
Chapter 7 The Not-So-High Fliers: How to Screen for Potential "Problem Students"
PART IV THE PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS: CLINICAL EVALUATIONS
Chapter 8 Making the Most Out of Student Self-Evaluation
Chapter 9 The DOs and DON'Ts of Student Documentation
Chapter 10 Early Warning System
Chapter 11 Graded Clinical vs. Pass/Fail Evaluations
PART V COMMUNICATION AT CLINICAL CONFERENCES
Chapter 12 Preconferences
Chapter 13 Postconferences
PART VI THE ART OF MAKING A CLINICAL ASSIGNMENT
Chapter 14 Unplanned Events
Chapter 15 Alternative Assignments
PART VII COMPETENCIES NOT MET
Chapter 16 Punctuality and Absences
Chapter 17 Unsafe Practice
Chapter 18 What Your Students Will Expect from You
Chapter 19 Conclusion
Posted January 8, 2011
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