Staff Development Nursing Secrets

Staff Development Nursing Secrets

By Kristen L. O'Shea, RN, MS, Team Leader for Clinical Education, Wellspan Health, York, Pennsylvania


Staff Development Nursing Secrets
Table of Contents:


STATE OF THE PRACTICE
Nursing Staff Development and Health Care Today
Roles of the Staff Development Educator
Factors That Affect the Educator's Role
Educator Competencies
Computer Skills for Educators
Staff Development Department Management
Legal and Ethical Issues in Education

PLANNING ISSUES
Needs Assessment
Program Planning
Credentialing
When the Problem Is Not an Educational Issue

CREATING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Adult Learning Theory
Dealing with Diversity in Learners
Presentation Skills
Creative Teaching Strategies
Using Computers in Education
Evaluation

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF COMMON NURSING STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Orientation
The "C" Word: Competencies
The Mandatories
Making Sense of Life Support Courses
Clinical Ladders