Best Practices in Nursing Education: Stories of Exemplary by Mary Jane Smith PhD RN, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD MBA RN

By Mary Jane Smith PhD RN, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD MBA RN FAAN

Who greater to benefit from approximately instructing than lecturers themselves? Written via academics and approximately lecturers, this publication is for graduate scholars in nursing schooling in addition to mid-career nurse educators. This quantity positive aspects narratives in accordance with interviews with twenty-one amazing lecturers of nursing. chosen through the editors according to own reports with them as academics or mentors, their present stature within the nursing schooling group, or simply because they're recipients of nationwide instructing awards, those academics supply a number of function versions for occupation improvement and supply a plethora of knowledge, together with: identifying a profession in instructing nursing getting ready and mentoring in instructing keeping excellence cozy occasions as a instructor Embarrassing educating moments so much and least lucrative occasions major demanding situations suggestion for brand new lecturers development collegial relationships non-stop self-development Scholarly improvement Balancing expert and private existence

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It is amazing to note the amount of cumulative knowledge that each nurse brings to the day’s activities. It is only when it is formalized as a teacher, imparting information to others, that the nurse begins to appreciate the vast storehouse of knowledge that one possesses. CHAPTER 6 M. Louise Fitzpatrick BACKGROUND M. Louise Fitzpatrick is the Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing, Villanova University. She is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The Catholic University of America.

She is widely published including works in research journals, books, and editorials. STORY INTRODUCTION A significant part of Dr. Downs’s career as an educator has been as a teacher of research and mentor to doctoral students in nursing. She believes that teaching is more of an art than a science and that students learn when the 20 Florence S. Downs 21 teacher touches their experience in a meaningful way. She views herself as having had a long and happy life as an educator. EARLY INTEREST IN TEACHING I knew the exact moment when it first occurred to me that I wanted to be a teacher.

So I began the 10-hour round-trip commute each week. I would leave the University Thursday afternoon and be back on campus Tuesday. So, I resigned my administrative position, finished out the year, and began my term as general councilor in June 1997. After finishing my university administrative tour, I had a sabbatical, which was wonderful. I decided that if I were going to get back into nursing as a teacher, I better get caught up. I had not practiced for some time Rosemary Donley 15 and so I did what I always do when I need to learn something.

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