Staff Development Nursing Secrets is a practical guide for nurse educators working in staff development. The question and answer format helps provide readers with specific answers to their everyday questions and challenges. The text explores the state of today's healthcare world and identifies the myriad of competencies and skills necessary for a nurse educator to succeed. In addition, nurse educators will gain useful tips and knowledge regarding the planning, implementation and evaluation of many types of educational programming. The text concludes with a section on the nuts and bolts of common staff development programs.
Engaging, interactive Q & A format
Concise answers with valuable pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets"
22 succinct chapters written for quick review
All the most important, "need-to-know" questions and answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secret Series®
Staff Development Nursing Secrets Table of Contents:
STATE OF THE PRACTICE Nursing Staff Development and Health Care Today Roles of the Staff Development Educator Factors That Affect the Educator's Role Educator Competencies Computer Skills for Educators Staff Development Department Management Legal and Ethical Issues in Education
PLANNING ISSUES Needs Assessment Program Planning Credentialing When the Problem Is Not an Educational Issue
CREATING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Adult Learning Theory Dealing with Diversity in Learners Presentation Skills Creative Teaching Strategies Using Computers in Education Evaluation
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF COMMON NURSING STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS Orientation The "C" Word: Competencies The Mandatories Making Sense of Life Support Courses Clinical Ladders
By Kristen L. O'Shea, RN, MS, Team Leader for Clinical Education, Wellspan Health, York, Pennsylvania