This is a great article that explains the facts on the nursing shortage. We continue to talk about the shortage, but seem to get must speed on the resolution of the problem. This article has recommendations from the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
Attached are the results of my recent research study regardomg onboarding and orientation of new faculty. As we know, new nurse educators are often not familiar with what is expected when starting to teach nor what professional development goals are needed. They often struggle with execution of important competencies and need directions and support during the transition. Onboarding and orientation programs are not providing structure or support to new nurse educators to ease transition to teaching.
The research results are posted in the form of a presentation. Onboarding and Orientation of New Faculty – Research Study
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) had just provided information that will be useful to nurse educators as they help nursing students to understand the Ebola crisis.
AACN has created a new Ebola Resource Section on their website: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2014/ebola-resources. They also want ideas for possible webinar topics and other educational programming that AACN can consider as they plan efforts to educate faculty and students about Ebola. Please send your ideas to [email protected]
CDC has changed the guidelines for health care workers treating patients with Ebola.
I have added a new section under services where I discuss curriculum support. I highlight how standardization of curriculum and use of publisher’s products and resources and help new faculty and assist experience faculty to find new instructional strategies. We have a team of subject matter experts who can help with curriculum support and/or development.