What does an Adjunct Nurse Educator do?
Nurse educators teach and mentor current and future nurses. They may work in classrooms, as well as in clinical settings. Their responsibilities may include designing educational programs and curricula, providing training to aspiring nurses or licensed staff, and evaluating research to continuously improve clinical practice.
Nurse educators must have a license as a registered nurse (RN), and they usually have several years of experience working as an RN. Most employers require a graduate degree such as a Master of Science in Nursing or even a doctoral degree for nurse educator positions. Some nurse educators also have a nurse educator certification. Nurse educators usually have a passion for lifelong learning and development, and they need excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Design and continuously improve and adapt curriculum depending on educational needs
- Teach courses and provide training to licensed and unlicensed nurses
- Develop lesson plans
- Incorporate evidence-based research into educational plans, patient treatment plans, and nursing practices
- Serve as a mentor to nurses, and identify growth opportunities and educational needs for practicing nurses
- Promote critical thinking among nurses, and show commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
- Maintain current knowledge of trends in area of expertise
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) required. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD preferred.
- Must possess current valid license as a registered nurse in the state of practice
- Nurse educator certification preferred
- 2-5 years experience working as a registered nurse in a clinical setting
- Previous experience in a teaching setting preferred
- Must possess valid basic life support (BLS) certification
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
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Adjunct Nurse Educator Career Path
Learn how to become an Adjunct Nurse Educator, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Adjunct Nurse Educator Insights
“Not much benefits and I volunteered for the job because I love to share my knowledge.”
“In my 30 years as a nurse Renown is the best hospital I have ever work for.”
“All the other benefits are good and I have elected them.”
“My boss and coworkers are great to work with.”
“great people to work with in the practice I was in”
“Persue in PhD is gives an opportunity in career growth”
“Great place to work with good teamwork”
“Great people to work with”
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