Nursing Education in the Clinical Setting


  • Roberta Emerson, RN, PhD, CCRN, Associate Professor, Intercollegiate College of Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

2007 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner

Nursing Education in the Clinical Setting provides a practical approach to clinical nursing instruction. Although grounded in adult learning theory, this unique resource provides practical suggestions and addresses common questions and issues. The text incorporates illustrative scenarios, discussion questions, and reflection exercises designed to facilitate thoughtful application of the content.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2006
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03608-5

Table of Contents

Unit I. Orienting New Faculty to the Teaching Role

1. Clinical Nursing Practitioner to Clinical Nursing Faculty: a Challenging Transition

2. Theoretical Foundations of the Clinical Nursing Practicum

3. Philosophy and Models of Clinical Nursing Education

4. Today’s Student, Tomorrow’s Nurse: Characteristics and Clinical Educational Implications for Nursing Students

Unit II. Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Nursing Education

5. Rights and Responsibilities: the Clinical Agency

6. Rights and Responsibilities: the Student

7. Rights and Responsibilities: the Faculty

8. Legal and Ethical Implications in the Clinical Education Setting

Unit III. Setting the Stage

9. Preparing the Clinical Learning Environment

10. Preparing for the Students

Unit IV. Tools, Tactics, and Techniques

11. Stimulating the Growth of Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment

12. Role of the Nursing Learning Resource Center

13. Clinical Faculty as Clinical Coach

14. Group Learning Experiences: Seminars and Conferences

15. Written Assignments

16. Challenging Student Situations

17. Hot Topics in Clinical Nursing Education

Unit V. Endings and Beginnings

18. Assessing Student Learning Outcomes: Evaluation and Grading

19. The Teacher as Student: Evaluation and Career Development

Unit VI: Clinical Educator Resources

20. Clinical Toolbox