Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing

Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing
6th Ed.
2023 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
Kathleen B. Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF; Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNL, CNEcl, ANEF; Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-6704-0
eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-6705-7
Nursing, Nursing Education, Simulation


Now in its sixth edition, this highly acclaimed core text for nurse educators continues to be the only resource to address clinical teaching in all settings. Delivering comprehensive and detailed information on planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for prelicensure and graduate nursing students, the sixth edition is distinguished by its focus on clinical teaching in a wide range of settings including teaching in online environments. The book prepares graduate students, preceptors, adjunct faculty members, and clinicians for their roles as clinical nurse educators. Integrating theory and practical content, the text is updated with current information relevant to the future of nursing, student and faculty diversity, how to teach clinical reasoning and judgment to nursing students, models of clinical education in different teaching environments, innovative technologies, and clinical evaluation.

Each chapter offers information related to preparing for the CNEcl and CNE exams and practical exhibits illustrating teaching methods and guidelines for clinical teaching and evaluation. Content is further enhanced by high-quality instructor resources, including a course syllabus, a complete online course, and chapter-based PowerPoint presentations. Readers will be rewarded with clinical teaching strategies that are effective and practical in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

New to the 6th Edition:

  • • NEW chapter: Teaching and Evaluating Student Learning in Online Nursing Programs
  • • Changes in online teaching resulting from the coronavirus pandemic
  • • Teaching clinical reasoning and judgment to undergraduate students
  • • New information for preceptors, adjunct faculty members, and clinicians transitioning to a clinical teaching role
  • • Models of clinical education updated to reflect different teaching environments
  • • Expansion of virtual simulation content
  • • New technology including simulated EHR, telepresence, telehealth, and other tech approaches
  • • Models of clinical education in different teaching environments
  • • Content related to CNEcl and CNE exams in each chapter

Key Features:

  • • Serves as a gold-standard reference for clinical nurse educators teaching at all levels
  • • Emphasizes the importance of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective outcomes that guide clinical teaching and evaluation
  • • Provides examples of clinical learning opportunities in specialized settings
  • • Offers scholarly, in-depth discussion of current trends and issues in clinical education
  • • Includes practical exhibits illustrating clinical teaching methods

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Specialty Score: 2.47 Nursing - Education
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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) - previous edition

"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.

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