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Opportunity to Learn to Teach Nursing: Attention BSN and Master's Prepared Nurses
Oct 17, 2007 -- The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s is pleased to desseminate this information received from the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care on Optimizing the Health of Californians through Nursing Excellence. We encourage all interested persons to please apply. Email villageprojects@aol.com. PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT Be a Nurse – Be a Teacher – You Can Be Both! Teaching Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting The California Institute for Nursing and Health Care (CINHC) is pleased to announce an intensive educational program, funded by a generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, to prepare master’s- and baccalaureate-prepared nurses to become effective clinical faculty members. We are currently contacting deans and directors of schools of nursing as well as clinical nurse executives to identify open clinical faculty positions and to recruit clinical faculty program candidates and faculty mentors for the program. Graduates of this program will qualify to serve as adjunct clinical faculty for ADN and BSN clinical rotations for schools within the five Bay Area counties of Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. PROGRAM INFORMATION Target Audience Seasoned baccalaureate and master’s prepared nurses with at least one year’s experience in direct patient care in the acute care setting within the last five years. Course Description This intensive graduate-level course provides a practical approach to clinical nursing instruction, and by successful completion, program graduates will be equipped with basic skills and knowledge to effectively lead a clinical rotation of nursing students. Content for the clinical teaching role, such as the teaching-learning process, with a focus on adult learning theory, is presented. Innovative and evidence-based teaching methodologies and their application in clinical experiences will be discussed, with emphasis on the process of educating nursing students, both men and women, with varied cultural backgrounds and ages. Trends and issues that impact nursing and nursing education in today’s world will be explored. This three unit course provides two units of “classroom” instruction, which will include a mixture of classroom, on-line and/or video-streamed sessions and one unit of clinical practicum, which will include a minimum of 45 hours of clinical teaching practice, working with an experienced faculty mentor. The program’s framework is consistent with guidelines from major accrediting bodies. Benefits In addition to serving the community in an incredibly important way, this program provides a wonderful professional development opportunity. Other exciting tangible benefits include: • 3 units of CSU graduate credit towards an MSN or CEUs, provided through CSU San Marcos • Hand-held PDA loaded with clinical databases • Stipend for program participants, or to a facility to back-fill during program time • Fully-paid tuition for program Dates This course will be offered on Samuel Merritt College’s campus the following three Wednesdays: February 6, 20 and 27, with an online component on February 13, 2008. Participants will be required to write a paper, and the course will be taken for a grade. In addition to classroom time, participants will complete 45 hours of clinical student teaching. Dates and times for student teaching will be determined for each specific faculty candidate. Commitments • Participating schools will commit to hire at least one program graduate and provide qualified faculty to serve as faculty mentors for the 45 hours of practicum. (The grant provides monies to cover mentor instruction time.) • Participating clinical facilities will agree to provide staffing flexibility for the clinical faculty candidates to meet their academic requirements as well as their teaching obligations. • Graduates of this program must teach at least one clinical rotation for three semesters or four quarters over three years as part of the conditions of the stipend that each student participant will receive. For further information, or to express interest, complete the application below by November 2, 2007 and send to : Nikki West, Project Coordinator at Nikki@cinhc.org or (510) 295-9599 or mail to: California Institute for Nursing & Health Care, 715 Hearst Avenue, Suite 203, Berkeley, CA 94710 **By November 2, 2007, please submit your interest form to Nikki West at Nikki@cinhc.org.** Consider discussing this with your current manager to gain their support. Name: Email: Phone: Address: Area of clinical practice and number of years focused in this area: Within the last 5 years: Highest nursing degree attained: Taught for school of nursing? Precepted or mentored a new nurse before? Current facility of employment: Average weekly work schedule: