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Nursing Faculty Moment: On loving nursing education…

September 26, 2016 by

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I often wonder what keeps nursing faculty motivated and committed to supporting the growth of fledgling nurses? For myself, I found out that I was good at teaching before I became a nurse. I had a bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition, and I  worked as a health educator with moderately to morbidly obese patients. […]

Nursing Faculty: Self-Care and Healing

It’s the time of year again. Nursing faculty are putting away their flip flops, washing the beach sand out of their hair, and heading back to campus. That is if you are a nursing faculty member who was lucky enough to not have to teach summer school, or work another nursing job to make ends […]

On running the tenure track: Part I

As I have mentioned in a previous journal publication (Clark, 2010), the days of the tenure track process may be limited for a variety of reasons. New faculty in nursing education programs leave at alarmingly high rates (Clark, 2010), and overall in the USA the percentage of non-tenure positions in higher education continues to grow […]

Nurse Educators: Leading by Example

The fall semester for most nurse educators is well underway. We may be delving into grading papers, doing our own research, providing community and university service, and guiding student learning processes. All of these endeavors and the many tasks of nurse educators can lead us to living in a stress response state, where our amygdalas […]

Funding for Nursing Education Research: Where Is It?

In conversation today, it came up that I should be seeking funding for researching the outcomes of my work with developing a holistic-caring-integral curriculum with our RN- BSN students. I have applied for nursing education research grants before, worked with the school’s grant writer, and have yet to procure funding for looking at our program […]

Educators educating administrators: What is nursing?

For many nurse educators, we are embedded in workplace scenarios where our dean or other higher administrative personnel are quite unfamiliar with nursing and current trends within the health care workplace, accreditation, and academia. Nurses tend to work harder and put in more hours in the academic setting then other fields of study, and our […]

What does a nurse educator do?

Having been in nursing education since 1997, I find that many folks do not understand what it is a nurse educator does. For instance, it is not unusual for a student or lay-person to make ask me about “when you used to be a nurse”, as if I am no longer a nurse if I […]