From Bedside to Classroom: The Nurse Educator Transition Model

Joural Club Article

Schoening, A. (2013). From Bedside to Classroom: The Nurse Educator Transition Model. Nursing Education Perspectives, 34(3), 167-72.

Aims

Qualitative study with the aim to generate a theoretical model describing the social process during the transition of nurse to nurse educator.

Methods

Qualitative study utilising grounded theory involving 20 nurse educators from the United States of America. The nurse educators were from different specialities of practice and from a mix of public and private health.

Background

The difficulty transitioning from nurse to nurse educator and then into the academic setting. The lack of preparation for teaching and the skills required. Moving into the academic world provides ‘a reality shock’ as the nurse adapts to the new role. The academic environment is seen as unfamiliar, a lack of guidance and orientation.

Results

4 phases were identified as integral to the transition from nurse to nurse educator, to form the Nurse Educator Transition (NET) model:

  1. Anticipation/expectation.
  2. Disorientation.
  3. Information seeking.
  4. Identity formation.

A teaching assistanship to gain experience, support and feedback was highlighted as desirable opportunities. Often employers expected nurse educators to understand pedalogical and curricular knowledge, and did little to prepare educators for the experience ahead.

Recommendations

  • Formal pedalogical training.
  • Competency based orientation programs.
  • Mentoring should be provided, both formal and informal (peer to peer).

The themes identified regarding nurse educator transition are similar to those of the new nurse and transition from novice to expert.

Reference

Oermann, M. H. (Ed.). (2013). Teaching in nursing and role of the educator: The complete guide to best practice in teaching, evaluation and curriculum development. Springer Publishing Company. [sample]

Penn, B. K., Wilson, L. D., & Rosseter, R. (2008). Transitioning from nursing practice to a teaching roleOnline Journal of Issues in Nursing13(3).

Ross, P. (2016) A Guide for the New Nurse Educator. Nursing Education Network.

Schoening, A. (2013). From Bedside to Classroom: The Nurse Educator Transition Model. Nursing Education Perspectives, 34(3), 167-72.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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