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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148448
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Catalyst for Change: A New Perspective on the Educator Role
Abstract:
Catalyst for Change: A New Perspective on the Educator Role
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Pollex, Heather M., BA, BScN, MSc(T), EdD
P.I. Institution Name:University Health Network
Title:Nursing Education Coordinator
Co-Authors:Claire M. Mallette, RN, MSN, PhD
[Leadership Session Presentation] Until recently, clinical learning needs of nursing staff at a multi-site quaternary care teaching hospital were addressed by Clinical Educators working with an outdated position description and conflicting role expectations.  Most educators felt under-valued, given that much of their time was spent in repetitive training, tracking attendance, monitoring adherence to policies and procedures, and administrative tasks.With the increasing complexity of patient care, rapid advances in technology, the mandated baccalaureate entry to nursing practice, and the need to develop a robust recruitment and retention strategy, senior nursing management and clinical educators alike recognized the need to shift the focus of nursing education. In the fall of 2007, concerted efforts were initiated to enhance the Clinical Educator profile and job description in keeping with the concept of an academic nursing division, one of the cornerstones of the hospital?s nursing retention and recruitment strategy.  The focus of the educator role shifted to the creation of a learning environment, promotion of learner accountability, knowledge transfer through coaching at the bedside, development of educational resources and programs that support staff development and expert clinical practice, collaboration with other members of the health care team, scholarly/research activity and leadership in change initiatives at the unit level. Concurrently, the educational preparation for Educator positions shifted upward to the Master?s level and the title was changed to Advanced Practice Nurse Educator.  These changes have resulted in renewed energy and enthusiasm amongst the Educators. As leaders in the creation of a preferred future for nursing education and professional practice within the organization, they have become the catalyst in the development of an academic practice environment. This presentation describes the gradual transformation of the Educator role including the many challenges encountered along the way.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCatalyst for Change: A New Perspective on the Educator Roleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148448-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Catalyst for Change: A New Perspective on the Educator Role</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pollex, Heather M., BA, BScN, MSc(T), EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University Health Network</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Education Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">heather.pollex@uhn.on.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Claire M. Mallette, RN, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership Session Presentation] Until recently, clinical learning needs of nursing staff at a multi-site quaternary care teaching hospital were addressed by Clinical Educators working with an outdated position description and conflicting role expectations.&nbsp; Most educators felt under-valued, given that much of their time was spent in repetitive training, tracking attendance, monitoring adherence to policies and procedures, and administrative tasks.With the increasing complexity of patient care, rapid advances in technology, the mandated baccalaureate entry to nursing practice, and the need to develop a robust recruitment and retention strategy, senior nursing management and clinical educators alike recognized the need to shift the focus of nursing education. In the fall of 2007, concerted efforts were initiated to enhance the Clinical Educator profile and job description in keeping with the concept of an academic nursing division, one of the cornerstones of the hospital?s nursing retention and recruitment strategy.&nbsp; The focus of the educator role shifted to the creation of a learning environment, promotion of learner accountability, knowledge transfer through coaching at the bedside, development of educational resources and programs that support staff development and expert clinical practice, collaboration with other members of the health care team, scholarly/research activity and leadership in change initiatives at the unit level. Concurrently, the educational preparation for Educator positions shifted upward to the Master?s level and the title was changed to Advanced Practice Nurse Educator.&nbsp; These changes have resulted in renewed energy and enthusiasm amongst the Educators. As leaders in the creation of a preferred future for nursing education and professional practice within the organization, they have become the catalyst in the development of an academic practice environment. This presentation describes the gradual transformation of the Educator role including the many challenges encountered along the way.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:45:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:45:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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