This highly acclaimed text provides a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for undergraduate and graduate nursing students in a wide variety of clinical settings. The fifth edition updates this unequalled source of essential information for all faculty members—full time, part time, adjunct, and preceptors—responsible for clinical teaching. It encompasses current trends in health care and nursing education with expanded content on ways to maximize the clinical learning experiences of nursing students, use new technologies in clinical teaching, teach and evaluate student performance, and address ethical and legal issues in clinical teaching.
New content covers topics such as establishing and using dedicated education units, integrating simulation with clinical education, using new technologies for clinical learning, teaching and evaluating performance in distance education, promoting interprofessional education in clinical settings, integrating Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) in clinical courses, using standardized patients, and developing partnerships with clinical sites. Special features include guidelines for developing clinical sites, planning learning activities and assignments, observing and evaluating students in clinical practice, and using preceptors. With an arsenal of practical and creative tools to help both experienced and novice nurse educators, the text is also a valuable resource for individuals preparing to take the Certified Nurse Educator exam.
New to the 5th Edition:
"This is a concise book for clinical instructors and faculty. It is useful for nurse faculty in developing curriculum for clinical settings."
-- Jasper Mukwada, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC, RN (Michigan State University College of Nursing)
"I recommend this book as an introduction to new educators involved in clinical teaching."
-- Journal for Nurses in Staff Development - previous edition
"This book is a necessary addition to any clinical instructor's library, providing information that is invaluable for both novice and expert clinical instructors. The authors share their expertise and knowledge in easy to read language and provide the tools to help educators meet the growing and ever-changing needs of today's nursing students."
-- Janice Warrington, MSNEd, RN (Delaware Technical & Community College) - Doody's Review - previous edition
The intended audience includes full and part time faculty whose primary function is clinical instruction. Dr. Kathleen B. Gaberson, chair of the Department of Nursing Education at Shepherd University in West Virginia, has worked on previous editions of this book as well as numerous others. Dr. Marilyn Oermann, Adult/Geriatric Health Chair at University of North Carolina School of Nursing, has published extensively and has received the NLN Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research.