The Academic Clinical Nursing Instructor Preparation Program Website!
Developed SPECIFICALLY for NOVICE clinical nursing instructors
The program utilizes the best available evidence including information from the Institute of Medicine and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses.
This program consists of two courses.
Each Course Module is underpinned by the National League for Nursing (NLN) Core Faculty competencies.
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proceed at your own pace.
Self-Study with Virtual discussion
+/-20-hour blended 4-week program: 2 courses
1-hour of virtual discussion each week (optional).
“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).
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Footsteps of Florence Nightingale
About the program
What are past participants saying?
I was able to complete the Clinical Nurse Instructor course and it was indeed excellent. I enjoyed and have already shared 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:
Gaberson, K.B, Oermann, M.H., & Shellenbarger, T. (2015). Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing (4th ed.). New York, Springer Publishing Co.(available from Amazon or Goggle Play FREE sample includes Chapter 1)
A Message for Nurse Administrators
- A Message for Nursing Administrators
- Dr. Susan Knowles