|1.||Basic description—The staff development educator incorporates a variety of roles into the teaching of new staff members. They are responsible for the basic orientation and continuing education for new nurses and nursing staff employed by hospitals and other health care organizations. They monitor the overall staff compliance with clinical performance standards and participate in providing ongoing continuing education for nursing staff. They may specialize in certain clinical areas (e.g., gerontology, oncology, or may be generalists). These educators function in a number of settings including hospitals, senior centers, clinics, HMOs, and schools of nursing.|
|2.||Educational requirements—RN preparation; BSN or MSN preferred in some settings.|
|3.||Core competencies/skills needed:|
|4.||Compensation—Varies according to place of employment and geographic setting.|
|6.||Related Web site and professional organization:|
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Publication information: Book title: 101 Careers in Nursing. Contributors: Jeanne M. Novotny - Editor, Doris T. Lippman - Editor, Nicole K. Sanders - Editor, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick - Editor. Publisher: Springer. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 172.
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