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Clinical Instruction & Evaluation: A Teaching Resource, Third Edition

Author(s): Andrea B. O'Connor, EdD, JD, RN, Professor Emerita, Western Connecticut State University, Connecticut
  • ISBN-13: 9780763772246
  • Paperback    466 pages      © 2015
Price: $119.95 US List
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This is a comprehensive resource for anyone working with students in a clinical environment. It provides concrete, real-world examples of clinical instruction, which many preceptors and clinical instructors will find invaluable. Clinical faculty and preceptors will find this book beneficial as they prepare to educate students in the clinical environment.

Clinical Instruction and Evaluation: A Teaching Resource, Third Edition is designed to guide instructors through the learning process by providing clinical nurses with the theoretical background and practical tools necessary to succeed as a clinical nursing instructor .The theory used to support the practice of clinical education is presented in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner. This text offers approaches to structuring clinical experiences for students, evaluating student performance, and solving problems encountered in clinical settings.
The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated and now includes a larger focus on teaching people from other cultures and traditions as well as the critical issues around the nursing shortage. The nursing shortage has increased the demand for nursing educators and as a result, nursing programs are now turning to clinically expert nurses to play a role in the educational process. Clinical Instruction and Evaluation, Third Edition helps the clinical nurse make a smooth transition to nurse instructor.

Key Features:
• Emphasizes the clinical component of the faculty role
• Employs a practical approach to make the process of teaching in the complex clinical area accessible
• Chapters can be used independently allowing instructors to use content creatively without being bound by the organization of the text
• Unique focus on the interpersonal relationship between the instructor and student found in specific chapters (15 &16) as well as throughout the text
• Provides concrete examples for instructors to leverage in the classroom to elicit critical thinking and clinical judgment responses from students


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Ideal for nursing students taking clinical instruction courses or graduate nursing education courses

Chapter  1  Goals of Clinical Nursing Education
Chapter  2  The Changing Environment of Clinical Nursing Education
Chapter  3  Entering the Instructional Role
Chapter  4  Theoretical Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Clinical Nursing Education
Chapter  5  Getting Started
Chapter  6  Technology in Clinical Nursing Education
Chapter  7  Teaching and Learning Strategies for the College Laboratory Setting
Chapter  8  Organizing and Managing Instruction in the Clinical Practice Setting
Chapter  9  Helping Students to Prepare for Clinical Learning Experiences
Chapter  10  Teaching and Learning Strategies for the Clinical Practice Setting
Chapter  11  Special Techniques for Special Settings
Chapter  12  Guidelines for Preceptors
Chapter  13  Theoretical Approaches to the Evaluation of Learning in the Laboratory and Clinical Practice Settings
Chapter  14  Evaluation Strategies for the Laboratory and Clinical Practice Settings
Chapter  15  Interpersonal Issues in Clinical Nursing Education
Chapter  16  Strategies for Working with Special Student Situations
Chapter  17  Ethical Issues in Nursing Education
Chapter  18  Legal Issues in Nursing Education

Andrea B. O'Connor, EdD, JD, RN-Professor Emerita, Western Connecticut State University, Connecticut

Andrea B. O'Connor is a Professor of Nursing at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She was previously Director of the Department of Nursing before returning to a full-time faculty role. Dr. O'Connor has held previous appointments as Associate Professor of Nursing Education at Teachers College-Columbia University, New York, NY, and as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Nursing. She is currently on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Nursing Education and the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. In addition to degrees in nursing and nursing education, Dr. O'Connor holds the Juris Doctorate and is licensed as an attorney in Connecticut and New York.

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ISBN-13: 9780763772246

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