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Transition from Clinician to Educator
A Practical Approach

Author(s): Maria C. Fressola, EdD, MEd, MA, RN, CNE, Professor of Nursing, Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey
G. Elaine Patterson, EdD, MA, APN-C, CNE, Professor of Nursing, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, New Jersey
  • ISBN-13: 9781284068740
  • Paperback    252 pages      © 2017
Price: $89.95 US List
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Awarded Second Place in the 2016 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development Category!

As the population continues to age and retire, the shortage of qualified nurse educators continues to grow. Simultaneously, student demand is also increasing. In order to address this current and future need, organizations are looking toward practicing clinicians to fill the gap. Transition from Clinician to Educator: A Practical Approach is a hands-on guide to prepare future educators who are entering the world of education.

Written in an accessible style, it focuses on real issues that new educators will face as they move into the classroom. With topics drawn from the authors’ own experiences, this text is an essential resource to understanding the intricacies involved in being a successful educator.

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Section  1  Colleges and Universities
Chapter  1  The Organizational World of Academia
Chapter  2  Legal Issues in Higher Education
Section  2  Classroom Teaching
Chapter  3  Curriculum Development
Chapter  4  Classroom Teaching Activities
Chapter  5  Classroom Environment
Chapter  6  Evaluation Techniques
Section  3  Clinical Teaching
Chapter  7  Contextual Factors Influencing the Clinical Experience
Chapter  8  Preparation for Your Clinical Teaching Assignment
Chapter  9  Clinical Teaching
Chapter  10  Evaluating the Clinical Experience
Chapter  11  Legal Issues in Clinical Education
Section  4  Trends in Technology
Chapter  12  Integrating Technology in Classroom and Clinical Education
Section  5  Appendixes

Maria C. Fressola, EdD, MEd, MA, RN, CNE-Professor of Nursing, Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey

Maria C. Fressola has more than 30 years’ experience in nursing education in the acute care hospital and academic setting. Dr. Fressola is a Certified Nurse Educator and has taught undergraduate and graduate nursing. Presently she is a Professor of Nursing at Bergen Community College. Prior to that, she was Assistant Director of Nursing Education at New York Hospital and Director of Nursing Education at Memorial General Hospital in Union New Jersey. She received her nursing diploma from Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing; her BSN from Pace University; her M.A. in nursing education, M.Ed. in nursing administration and Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She is a member of the National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau and Kappa Delta Pi. Her dissertation and continuing research interests are focused on leadership development and how adults learn.  

G. Elaine Patterson, EdD, MA, APN-C, CNE-Professor of Nursing, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, New Jersey

G. Elaine Patterson Ed.D., Ed.M, MA, FNP-C. CNE is a Professor of Nursing at Ramapo College – Nursing Programs. Dr. Patterson received a Masters degree in Nursing from New York University, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Education from Columbia University and Advance Practice Nursing-Family Health from Long Island University. She is a certified Nurse educator. She teaches in the graduate and undergraduate Programs in the school of Nursing. She has received numerous awards nationally and internationally for excellence in teaching. She is regarded as an expert in curriculum development especially in the area of Masters in Nursing Education. She has authored several articles and numerous abstracts and book chapters, and has presented nationally and internationally on curriculum and inclusive excellence in nursing education.  She currently serves as a Board of Governor member for the National League for Nursing. She is a member of the National League for Nursing, sigma theta tau international, and the National Black Nurses Association

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