HSN/548-Role of the Health Care/Nursing Educator
April, 28th 2015
Stephanie Vaughn, PhD RN CRRN.
Faculty Interview with M, Fields. Nurse educator is someone who can inspire others to work together in pursuit of a common goal. An effective educator possess integrity, courage, initiative and ability to handle issues (Koch, 2014). This individual is admired in their efforts to think critically, set goals and skillfully communicate and collaborate at all times (Johansen, 2012).
An interview was conducted with M, who works at University of California Los Angeles- Advanced Practice-Nursing (APN) program as a lecturer. She has been a nurse for almost 35 years and began teaching career at UCLA in 1982 where she worked as a nurse educator. Both patient/family education and staff development were her focus. These students are learning to become nurse practitioners or clinical specialists in acute care. After school they work in specific areas such as emergency, trauma, neurology, cardiac surgery or cardiology, which is M, F’s personal area of expertise (M Fields, personal communication, April 28, 2015).
M, Field’s Role as a Faculty
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