Nurse Educator Role: A Guide For The New Nurse Educator

Starting out as a nurse educator can be a daunting and ‘thrown in at the deep end’ experience. Teaching to students, colleagues and other nurses in the workplace or higher education setting presents an array of challenges. But now you’re in the role, your expected to be able to deliver many types of education and…

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Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)

Competency Training in Healthcare “A critical part of professional work that can be identified as a unit to be entrusted to a trainee once sufficient competence has been reached” Ten Cate (2005). “Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are important work tasks that trainees need to be able to perform with supervision at a distance by the…

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The Science and Art of Nursing

The challenge for nurse training is balancing the historical ‘handmaiden’ viewpoint of the nurse with theoretical concepts and scientific research (evidence based practice). Delivering empathetic holistic care and ensuring evidence based practice is delivered is a quite a challenge. What is the impact of national standardised practice, can one standard really be best practice across…

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Job roles of the 2025 Medical Educator

Journal Club Article: Simpson, D., Marcdante, K., Souza, K. H., Anderson, A., & Holmboe, E. (2018). Job roles of the 2025 medical educator. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 10(3), 243-246. Keywords: future ready, adaptability, devices, future systems, curator, role model, medical educator. Background: Need to understand these changes and design education to be consistent with the roles…

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PEARLS Debriefing Tool (Journal Club)

Journal Club Article: Eppich, W., & Cheng, A. (2015). Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation (PEARLS): development and rationale for a blended approach to health care simulation debriefing. Simulation in Healthcare, 10(2), 106-115. About PEARLS Promoting Excellence And Reflective Learning in Simulation [PEARLS] is an integrated conceptual framework for a blended approach to debriefing. The PEARLS…

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Formative & Summative Assessment

Introduce and provide an overview of formative & summative assessment: Describe key concepts related to formative and summative assessment Formative and summative assessment in healthcare Making learning visible Key learning resources

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The Perfect Assessment

Introduce and provide an overview of assessments: Describe concepts of competence and competency in healthcare Multi dimensional model & capability Types of assessments Share some key learning resources

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Q Methodology

“Q Methodology is a research method used in psychology and in social sciences to study people’s “subjectivity”—that is, their viewpoint” (Wikipedia, 2019). “Q-methodology is one approach that can be used to help policy makers and researchers actively engage with those who are important in policy implementation, and anticipate their responses. Q-methodology combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to systematically explore…

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