Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor: Clinical Teaching in a Nutshell

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Springer Publishing Company, Sep 29, 2008 - Medical - 192 pages
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"[O]ffers advice on everything from organizing the clinical experience to understanding the legal issues of clinical education....The authors have 32 years of combined teaching experience and are able to offer quality, real life, clear instructions and advice in an easy-to-read book that easily slips into a lab coat pocket for a ready reference. This is a must have for the new clinical instructor as well as a concise reference for those who have been in the trenches but could use some streamlining to their teaching methods."

--Nursing Education Perspectives
The Research Journal of the National League for Nursing

The education of nursing students requires a balance between clinical application and theoretical knowledge-or the science and art of nursing. This practical, authoritative book contains comprehensive coverage of everything clinical instructors need to know in order to optimize the clinical experience for their students.

Readers will learn to:

  • Organize the clinical experience
  • Develop relationships with the staff in the clinical facilities
  • Make clinical assignments
  • Plan orientation days
  • Develop clinical rotations and evaluations
  • Understand the legal issues of clinical education

Concise and comprehensive, this book is formatted to present small but pertinent pieces of information, summarized in boxes representing the "Fast Facts in a Nutshell." User-friendly and highly accessible, Fast Facts serves as an invaluable resource for nurses who are beginning their professional teaching careers. It is also useful to seasoned faculty seeking additional resources to improve the clinical experience for their students. This book contains pragmatic, "real-life" information on the clinical teaching process.

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About the author (2008)

Eden Zabat Kan, DNSc, RN, is Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and works in the ICU at Civista Medical Center in LaPlata, Maryland. Prior to this position, she was a faculty member at West Chester University's Department of Nursing, where she coordinated clinical and didactic instruction for senior level undergraduate students. Her publications have been in the areas of medical surgical nursing, cardiac surgery, and nursing education.

Susan Stabler-Haas, MSN, RN, CS, is Assistant Professor of Nursing, Villanova University, PA. She has over 20 years of classroom and clinical teaching experience in the areas of medical-surgical, critical care, geriatric, and psychiatric nursing. Her instruction is influenced by her prior roles as staff nurse, rehab nurse, and critical care nurse manager in five Philadelphia-area hospitals. She has educated students in a variety of nursing programs, including diploma, AD, BSN, RN to BSN, and second-degree nursing. Professor Stabler-Haas has also earned a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist certification from the University of Pennsylvania and has been practicing as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

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