Nursing Education in the Clinical Setting

Nursing Education in the Clinical Setting

By Roberta J. Emerson, RN, PhD, CCRN, Associate Professor, Intercollegiate College of Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane, WA


Unit I. Orienting New Faculty to the Teaching Role

1. Clinical Nursing Practitioner to Clinical Nursing Faculty: a Challenging Transition

2. Theoretical Foundations of the Clinical Nursing Practicum

3. Philosophy and Models of Clinical Nursing Education

4. Today?s Student, Tomorrow?s Nurse: Characteristics and Clinical Educational Implications for Nursing Students


Unit II. Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Nursing Education

5. Rights and Responsibilities: the Clinical Agency

6. Rights and Responsibilities: the Student

7. Rights and Responsibilities: the Faculty

8. Legal and Ethical Implications in the Clinical Education Setting


Unit III. Setting the Stage

9. Preparing the Clinical Learning Environment

10. Preparing for the Students


Unit IV. Tools, Tactics, and Techniques

11. Stimulating the Growth of Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment

12. Role of the Nursing Learning Resource Center

13. Clinical Faculty as Clinical Coach

14. Group Learning Experiences: Seminars and Conferences

15. Written Assignments

16. Challenging Student Situations

17. Hot Topics in Clinical Nursing Education


Unit V. Endings and Beginnings

18. Assessing Student Learning Outcomes: Evaluation and Grading

19. The Teacher as Student: Evaluation and Career Development


Unit VI: Clinical Educator Resources

20. Clinical Toolbox