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The Academic Clinical Nurse Educator Preparation
The program consists of two courses.
#1. Becoming an Academic Clinical Nurse Educator
#2. Teach the Clinical Rotation
- Developed SPECIFICALLY NOVICE clinical nursing instructor.
Utilizes the best available evidence.
National League for Nursing (NLN) Academic Clinical Nurse Educator Competencies are threaded throughout both courses.
GRAB the program FLYER here.
Why did I develop the program?
Here's what you'll learn-
“Experience, in addition to formal education preparation, is required to develop…teaching competency since it is impossible to learn ways of being and coping… solely by concept or theorem" (Benner, 1982, p.406).
Put yourself in the best possible position for success.
Practical useful information.
Proceed at your own pace.
Affordable & Convenient
General Program Introduction
What are past participants saying?
I just completed and am delighted with the Academic Clinical Nursing Instructor Program developed and hosted by Dr. Susan Knowles, DNP. This course provides us with the academic literature and background, giving us a solid foundation for teaching a clinical nursing course.
This course is very good at qualifying new nursing instructors for their clinical roles.
I especially appreciated the comparison of expert nurses with new clinical instructors.
I am recommending this course to all my new faculty and encouraging all my experienced faculty members to use the program to promote authoritative, reliable nursing education. (11/2022)
Bernie McPherson, Ed.D., WHNP-BC, APRN
Seasoned nurse educator
I was able to complete the Clinical Nurse Instructor course, and it was indeed excellent. I enjoyed it and have already shared it with other professors about utilizing the prioritization video. I think this is a phenomenal idea and hope that we can implement in our clinical objectives, soon.
Thanks again; it was wonderful-
Catherine Allen MHA, BSN, CHPN (Feb 9, 2020)
Professor of Nursing
Nashua Community College
"Dr. Knowles 'Clinical Nursing Instructor Course' is a must for any new clinical nursing instructor who is just starting to work with students in the clinical setting. It serves as a wonderful preparatory course and offers insight on what to expect, how to prepare, effective teaching strategies, and a terrific clinical course toolbox, which contains worksheets to guide the new instructor as she/he begins to work with students. The course was extremely helpful.
I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with you, and I hope to meet you at one of the upcoming conferences. Thanks for your patience. Best of luck," Susan Riekert, MSN, COS-C, RN (4/10/18)
"I wanted to thank you once again for the wonderful experience I had during your Academic Clinical Nursing Instructor Prep Course. As I am nearing the end of my MSN studies, I have been considering pursuing clinical teaching. Your course has given me the practical information, techniques, and tools to be confident, effective, and successful in this role...(Susan Scollins, personal communications, 8/24/17).
Recommended Course Textbooks:
Oermann, M.H., & Shellenbarger, T., Gaberson, K.B.(2023). Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing. (6th ed.). New York, Springer Publishing Co.
Kan, E., & Stabler-Haas, S. (2018). Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor: Clinical Teaching in a Nutshell. (3rd ed.). New York, Springer Publishing Co.
Core Competencies for the Academic Clinical Nurse Educator:
Christensen, L., & Simmons, L. E. (2020). The Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators & Academic Clinical Nurse Educators. (3rd ed). Washington DC: National League for Nursing. pp.18-21. https://www.amazon.com/Scope-Practice-Academic-Educators-Clinical/dp/1975151925