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Course Objectives



At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:


  1. Discriminate between the behaviors commonly associated with a novice versus an expert.

  2. Identify characteristics consistent with effective clinical nursing instructors.

  3. Explain the advantages of a mentoring relationship.

  4. Explain the assumptions of the adult learning theory: Andragogy.

  5. Describe specific elements of the clinical classroom environment that impact teaching and learning.

  6. Relate the provisions of the Code of Ethics for Nurses as it applies to clinical teaching.

How to teach a clinical rotation

  1. Construct a plan for taking on the role of the clinical nursing instructor using the core competencies of the National League for Nursing (NLN) as the framework.

  2. Apply appropriate principles for providing feedback to students.

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