Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science (2Nd Ed.)

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science (2Nd Ed.)

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Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science (2nd ed.) by Linda Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF; Glen Ellyn, IL: College of DuPage Press, 2010; 797 pages, $99.95

We've all been there. We were great bedside nurses, and we assumed that teaching would be a natural extension of the expert skills we had developed over years of patient care experience. Our first year of teaching was far more difficult than we had anticipated as we struggled with curriculum development, teaching strategies, examination delivery, and meeting the changing needs of our diverse learners in both clinical and classroom settings. Some of us were honored with a solid mentor to guide us, but more of us were on our own, using trial and error to find the best path for ourselves as novice educators.

Nursing education is forever changing. Our student population has become more diverse; technology integration has driven our teaching styles; evidence is driving our curricula; and we are expected to be on game, keeping the millennial students engaged. Being creative, and finding the time to create, is an ongoing challenge. …

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