Preceptors are nurses who have passion for nursing and the patients being taken care of and want other nurses to feel and gain that same passion. Preceptors, who are looked to as mentors and role models, need to be extremely supportive because student nurses can be intimidated and quickly realize that what was taught in the classroom is completely different in real time. Preceptors should be evaluated of the teaching given and be willing to change in accordance of how different student nurses learn. A preceptor’s commitment to the program and to the student nurses is critical in having a success program and preceptor/student nurse experience (Robitaille,
Introduction In this paper I will discuss how preceptors and educational leaders have contributed to my nursing career and many others. The mentors who have the most influence on nurses are those that stick with the nurses and help give them the motivation they need to move through obstacles. In the first few paragraphs, I will discuss my personal experience with a mentor and the characteristics they possessed that were beneficial to me. Mentors have become a great influence in my career and many others. In the last section of this paper, I will discuss some of my personal experiences in example and support why I value the characteristics by referring back to peer reviewed articles.
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.
Committing myself to lifelong learning is my second goal. Nurses need to cultivate and internalize a passion for learning throughout their careers, which provides a foundation for excellence in practice. I would like to become a Critical Care nurse since I work as a Health Technician in the ICU at the VA Hospital –Madison. I love taking care of people at their sickest. The intensity of the care and challenges presented at the job excite and motivate me.
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.
This interview will explore an overview of the respondent’s career, reason for seeking graduate education, present role, and the usefulness of graduate education in present role. The respondent will also be asked to share some pearls of wisdom for future master’s prepared nurses. Overview of the master 's-prepared nurse 's career The respondent revealed that nursing is a second career for him. He earned his Ph.D. in ... ... middle of paper ... ...dent closed this section by mentioning that graduate education plays a significant part in equipping nursing educators with the relevant knowledge and skills required for delivery in respective positions. Pearls of wisdom In all levels of education, nurses are required to be ambitions.
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.
Nursing organizations can offer a lot of resources and opportunities no matter what stage you are in your nursing career. They foster a sense of community among nurses and can further your nursing career in many ways. As a nurse, you recognize the value of belonging to a nursing organization. But there are so many to choose from and because of your personal budget crunch you just want to join a few that are most relevant for your needs. School and State Nurses Association In nursing school, you need to sign up for membership in your school's student nurses association.
In order to be considered competent, a nursing educator must go through the schooling to earn a masters and doctoral degree. Although education does contribute to a large part of the educator’s discipline, it would be beneficial if the educator were to engage in hand’s on activities (Penn, B. K., Wilson, L. D., & Rosseter, R., 2008). The complexity of a nursing educator’s rol... ... middle of paper ... ... one connected and communicating. This allows for the easy flow of ideas from one person to the next, creating an efficient and productive field of study. Conclusion Nursing educators are useful in a numerous amount of settings, but their primary purpose is to aid on the quest for nursing students by preparing them for the nursing field.
Challenges as an Evolving Leader Today’s nurse, as an evolving leader, must be compassionate, professional and treat the patient as a whole. Professional development and ongoing, lifelong learning is also an expectation for a nurse (Castell, 2008). The learning experience of this course ha... ... middle of paper ... ..., D., & Lartey, G. (2013). Measurement of Critical Thinking for the RN to BSN Student. Kentucky Nurse, 61(3), 6-7.