This course is the sixth course of six collective courses that make up the learner6paced online program,Faculty Knowledge/Skills Development: A Review for Nurse Educators.
The six6courses, designed like chapters in an online study6guide booklet, closely align to all major content areas within the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) test blueprint. Each course is engaging, featuring interactive practice scenarios, knowledge checks, and downloadable resources. Over 200 combined knowledge checks and test questions weaved throughout the six courses will help learners prepare for the credentialing exam. The learner has the option to complete the program in its entirety or complete only courses aligned to content areas they wish to study, depending on their readiness for the CNE® exam.
After completing this course in the program, learners will be able to:
Section 1: Role of Change Agent
- Identify barriers to implementing change.
- Differentiate the various change theories that can be utilized to guide this process.
- Explain the role of the nurse educator as a leader of change.
Section 2: Leadership as a Nurse Educator
- Explain how theories of leadership have evolved.
- Describe various leadership styles.
- Discuss the role of the nurse educator in leadership, advocacy and service.
Section 3: Commitment to Lifelong Learning
- Discuss ways a nurse faculty member can demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning.
- List the components of SMART goals
Section 4: Engage in Interprofessional Relationships
- Explain the importance of Interprofessional education and collaborative practice in nursing education.
- Discuss how faculty can develop IPE and CP at their institution and the impact it has on the community.
- Provide examples of IPE and CP that can be utilized between inter disciplinary healthcare teams.
About the Author
Kimberly Dunker, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CNEcl, Kimberly has been a nurse for over 18 years and has worked in a variety of Critical Care Nursing specializing in Adult, Surgical, Medical, Oncology, Thoracic, neurology and Cardiac Surgeries. Early in her journey she found her love for teaching as a clinical adjunct faculty where she worked in several nursing schools teaching medical surgical clinical rotations in both the AS and BS nursing programs.
Kimberly’s doctoral research focused on Thesis “Empowerment of Nursing Faculty” and her capstone project implementation program was focused on transition and orientation programs for clinical nursing faculty. This project continues to be the highlight of Kimberly’s continued scholarship which includes working on the MASS Action Coalition on the Faculty team. The focus is to provide resources to faculty and understand the nursing faculty shortage. Kimberly’s passion is to help new clinical faculty and preceptors gain the knowledge and competency to bridge into academia from practice. Kimberly has provided many continuing education workshops for RN’s who want to learn the faculty role and help them by giving them tools to be successful in their transition.
Following graduation Kimberly has continued to work in academia with pre-licensure nursing students teaching adult medical surgical nursing concepts in the classroom and clinical instruction as well as RN-BS students teaching Nursing Research, Nursing Leadership and Informatics.