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6 Practical Tips for New Nurse Educators

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The transition from clinical work into a nurse educator role is often accompanied by a number of challenges including: organisational culture, reluctant managers, financial constraints, resistance from staff and a general lack of teaching experience.

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The transition from clinical work into a nurse educator role is often accompanied by a number of challenges including: organisational culture, reluctant managers, financial constraints, resistance from staff and a general lack of teaching experience.

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Denise Turner
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Denise Turner began her nursing career in South Africa in the year 2000 as a passionate orthopaedic Registered Nurse. In 2002, her qualifications brought her to Perth, Western Australia, where she now resides. Denise developed into a clinical nurse educator, starting from a staff development nurse in the West Australian health sector, clinical nurse facilitator at higher education teaching facilities in WA, as well as the corporate sector. Denise is driven by her passion for expanding her own knowledge whilst contributing to enhancing the knowledge of others. She is always ready for the next challenge her life brings on a personal, as well as a professional, level. She is now pursuing a path of combining her passion for teaching with research studies related to the nurse educator in the hospital, training institution, and the corporate world.
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Sonia Juliet
19 Jun 2020
great and helpful tips.
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Rebecca McGrath
09 Jan 2020
Helpful for nurses new to education, wanting to build skills to deliver education and to help alleviate the overwhelm that sometimes comes with the role.
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Jessica Forno
12 Jun 2021
Quick and Simple
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Karen Henderson
08 Mar 2021
Simple guidance is important for new educators. The Learner is the important person in the process and the more we know of them and their learning styles the better their outcomes will be.
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