Other skills incl... ... middle of paper ... ...essional role as a mentor. CONCLUSION There is a need to recognize that once one takes on the role of mentor, they will need these enabling traits, thus knowing which best suits the student’s development. Being a mentor has given me the opportunity to develop learning skills in my clinical practice that will contribute to students learning and hence my professional developing as a nurse educator in the future. The lessons that I learned regarding been a good mentor is the ability to transfer my knowledge and enthusiasm to students and junior staff and guide them towards succeeding. My student developed a friendly relationship with me and gained a lot of respect for the help I provided.
As first year nursing students, it’s important that we find out what truly defines our profession. In order to do this we need to evaluate the different perspectives that surround nursing, which means I need to reflect on the definitions from my interview, my own developing view, and the readings and discussions we had in class. In order to examine these various perspectives, I was given the opportunity to interview a current nurse. This interview allowed me to form my own view, and to evaluate what I’ve learned about nursing in a classroom and compare and contrast it to a clinical setting. I was fortunate to have a nurse in my family, who was willing to share her experiences as a nurse with me.
Nurses spend a lot of time with patients and utilize a number of methods to provide patient centered education. To provide education that is beneficial to the patient you must determine the best time and topics to educate the patient on, and hope that the information is beneficial to the patient. Physically my family shows a readiness to learn in her ability to perform tasks and can meet the cognitive and psychomotor requirements to complete learning tasks. One possible physical barrier that can be identified is energy and comfort tolerance to complete learning needs and participate in meetings. According
These goals ranged from critical thinking decision making, culture, growth & development, legal and ethical to clinical competence safety/holistic care, evidence-based practice, and professionalism lifelong learning. Critical Thinking and decision making Relate personal learning style to preparation for the NCLEX-RN: Critical thinking and being able to work together with the healthcare team is a key to be a successful nurse and providing the best care to the patients. A nurse should understand the disease process to fully understand how to care and organize a plan to care for assigned patient. This concept will also help me learn and understand better and eventually apply this knowledge toward NCLEX as well. My goal is to exhibit the use of my critical thinking skills throughout assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care (ADPIE).
Preceptor roles are vitally important in the orientation and support for student nurses in the professional nursing setting. The importance of preceptors is that the preceptors help student nurses learn skills, policies and procedures, know protocols, and learn the nursing practice, and become familiar with cultural diversity. The role and effective characteristics of a preceptor is to motivate and lead student nurses in bedside manner, confidence and positivity, and becoming familiar with a healthcare setting. The goal of a preceptor program is to give orientation that helps focus on a preceptor’s performance and ability to teach the student nurse with the organization’s culture, procedures, policies, and protocols. “A successful orientation
Also, it will identify the value of a nurse educator and the responsibilities undertaken in strengthening the competencies of the student involved. Nursing Process Simulation Scenario The simulation lab nurse educator pre-briefs the nursing student concerning verbalizing use of the nursing process model for a post-surgical appendectomy patient. Using the MetiMan human patient simulator, the nursing student will interact with the patient and verbalize in real time steps in the nursing process.
She advices students to choose a clinical instructor and clinical site based on what past students have said about it. Dunham wants students to get the most out of their clinicals and to be well prepared for the near future. She also states, “the relationship between clinical instructors and nursing students is a unique one…think of your clinical instructors as one of nursing school’s most valuable resources” (Dunham 150). The instructor has probably had a lot of experience, so it is a good idea to talk to and learn more about him or her. The student should maintain a good relationship between the instructor and the rest of the people working on the floor.
It prepares a novice to be able to perform basic skills throughout their career. Learning is related in the classroom by simulation labs and clinical instructors. Educators consider nursing education to be serious. Their role in preparing nursing students is to convey safe practice for patients. They focus on educating students to learn the knowledge of essential care for different patients.
Nursing students today are diverse with different learning styles. Nursing educators must shape students to become critical thinkers and there are a host of approaches for instructors to develop needed teaching skills (Kostovich et al., 2007). There are many models of education styles; one to fashion teaching after is from Kolb’s model in 1985 which suggests matching learning methods to teaching approaches. However, educators need to become proficient in identifying individual student learning styles. Nursing educators should also recognize their own teaching style and the effect it has on learner development and socialization (National League for Nursing, 2007).
On the other hand, I learned new concepts and terms. Simulation repeats some essential aspects of patient situation so that the situation may be understood and managed when it occurs in real clinical practice. Students in the school of nursing use the simulation learning center to learn and get experience in the field. The simulation is an educational process that requires the learner to demonstrate procedural techniques, decision making, and critical thinking. I learned that a simulation experience allows students to critically analyze their own actions and reflect on their own skill set.