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 Nurse educators, as licensed registered nurses are known to have undergone additional training in a master`s program and beyond. The duty of a nurse educator is typically to teach the curriculum of nursing in schools and nursing colleges. Additionally, they can be actively involved in offering healthcare services in a variety of settings. According to Zorn, (2010) the duties of nursing educators include supervision of students their clinical experiences, educating health professionals and the general public on different issues that relate to nursing. Nurses employed by educational institutions, apart from being involved in classroom teaching, they are also involved in the development and institution of a curriculum that fulfills the present demands of the nursing profession.
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.
Becoming an advanced practice nurse has been a goal of mine since attending nursing school. Being surrounded by Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Educators, and Nurse Administrators gave me the inspiration and drive to continue my education as a Parent-Child CNS. As a practicing bedside registered nurse, I want to fulfill my desire to develop on a personal and professional level. Advancing my education can provide me the opportunity to become an expert in my profession by gaining more knowledge and skills to educate patients, families, and the healthcare team. Advanced Education According to Kozub, Brown, & Ecoff (2016), a CNS “blends leadership and advanced clinical practice to improve patient care, nursing practice, and organizational outcomes” (p. 145).
For this reason, my plan is to constantly be involved in care of assigned patients, with the health care team. My future goal after starting my career is to join committees within my workplace and to stay on top of the latest research and suggest implementing some of these findings into practice and continually update my learning. Conclusion As a senior nursing student, capstone is a great opportunity to enhance the clinical decision making and nursing intervention skills of the senior student. The course designed to all of the knowledge and skills to come together and apply them to patient.
For instance, the students that I teach will need overwhelming support during nursing school to succeed in becoming a nurse. Diabetic patients I educate will also need the same support in order to reach their goals in becoming managers of their care. Most importantly, servant leaders allow followers to be autonomous and the power becomes shared between the leader and the follower (Northouse, 2016). Nevertheless, in order to help
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.
This model affects me as a nurse in a positive way. Not only are nurses’ teachers in which they teach patients how to properly take care of themselves, but they are also learners, in a way that they are constantly learning new things every single
As stated by Hood (2010) “A professional nurse should expect to commit to a life of continuous learning, growth, and development” (p.30). I take the responsibility of being a lifelong learner and commitment to excellence as a nurse very seriously. I am grateful to be able to say with each class in this program, my skills and knowledge base grow deeper. Case Study Method of Learning The case study method is a great way to identify problems in a clinical situation. This method of reflecting on my own personal experiences in a specific set of circumstances promoted thought-provoking questions and ideas.
Educators must be lifelong learners, and flexible enough to adapt curriculum and teaching methods in response to innovations in nursing science and ongoing changes in the practice environment” (Bartels, J., Jan. 2005). It is a role that Florence Nightingale, who is so ahead of her time, has envisioned for nurses so long ago. In one of her excerpts, she summarized: “Training is to teach a nurse her business, that is, to observe exactly, to understand, to know exactly, to do, to tell exactly, in such stupendous issues as life and death, health and disease. Training is to enable a nurse to act for the best in carrying out her orders, not as a machine but as a nurse; as an intelligent and responsible being”.