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Nurse Educator
CLIMBING THE CLINICAL LADDER FROM T.A.P.
TO NURSING EDUCATION
PRESENTER: DARLENE LOPRESTO, B.S.N., R.N.C.
Seminar Objectives
 Verbalizes understanding of role focus for Nurse
Educator
 Increase knowledge of Nurse Educator practice
environments
 Become familiar with concept of nursing scopes of
practice
 State degree required to practice as a Nurse Educator
Definition & Qualifications: Nurse Educator
 A registered nurse who holds a Master’s or Doctoral
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degree working in an academic faculty position
Possess advanced education and clinical training
Specialty areas include acute care, cardiology, family
health, oncology, pediatrics, and mental health
Strong critical thinking skills
Excellent communication skills
Advisement and counseling skills
Historical Evolution
 James Derham
 1902- 492 schools of
 1836 Deaconess
nursing in United States
 1949 Community
Colleges
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Institute, Germany
1860 St. Thomas
Hospital, London
1885 Japan
1872 America
1886 African-Americans
Nurse Educator: Role Focus
 Part time clinical faculty, up to Dean of department
 Develop course/programs of study
 Teaching/guiding students
 Assist students with learning needs
 Assure quality experiences
 Future oriented
Scope of Practice
 Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of practice
 The American Nurses Association Nursing Scope &
Standards of Practice (2004)
 National League for Nursing The Scope of Practice
for Academic Nurse Educators (2007).
 Standards described the nursing responsibilities and
guidelines for professional practice.
ie: Standard #1. Assessment
 Facilitate Learning
Competencies
 Facilitate student development &
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Are specific roles
and functions of
nurse educators
which demonstrate
mastery in an
advanced nursing
role.
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socialization
Use assessment & evaluation
strategies
Participate in design & evaluation
Change agent & leader
Quality Improvement
Engage in Scholarships
Function within the educational
environment
Environments of Practice
 Community Colleges & Universities
 Hospital based nursing schools
 Community health departments
 Home Care
 Long Term care
 Research programs
 High schools
Practice Outcomes
 Evidence-based nursing instruction format
 Improve quality of patient care
 Enhanced professional autonomy
 Promote improved patient outcomes
Interesting Statistics
 2.9 million registered nurses/advanced practice
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nurses
Demand 40%, supply 6%
2004-2014 need 1.2 million new nurses
Need 2.8 million nurses by 2020
2006: 2/3 of nurse educators are age 45-60
2006: 2/3 of nurse educators will retire within 5-15
years
References
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Hooten, J. & Shipman, D. (2008). Without enough nurse educators there will be a continual decline in RNs and the
quality of nursing care: Contending with the faculty shortage. Nurse Education Today, 28(5, July), 521-523.
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National League for Nursing. (2007) The Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators. New York, NY: National
League for Nursing.
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National League for Nursing. (200). Nurse Educator Competencies: Creating an evidence-based practice for nurse
educators. New York, NY: National League for Nursing.
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National League for Nursing: Certification. Retrieved September 6, 2008 from
http://www.nln.org/facultycertification/index.htm.
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National League for Nursing: About the NLN. Retrieved September 6, 2008 from
http://nln.org/aboutnln/PositionStatements/prepofnursed02.htm
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Nurses For A Healthier Tomorrow: Nurse Educator. Retrieved September 6, 2008, from
http://nursesource.org/nurse_educator.htm.
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Penz, K.L. & Bassendowski, S.L. (2006). Evidence-based nursing in clinical practice: Implications for Nurse Educators.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing., 37(6): 250-256, 269.
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Ream, K.A. (2007, May). The NLN-No stranger to the new congress. Nursing Education Policy. Retrieved September 6,
2008, from http://www.nln.org.

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