The Successful Nurse Faculty Member

Tools of the Trade

Edited by: Denise Korniewicz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Passan School of Nursing, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

978-1-60595-630-5, February 2020, 290 pages, 6×9, softcover book

  • Describes strategies to address the role change from clinician to instructor
  • Explains a logical way to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for an academic position
  • Includes practical and creative teaching tools
  • Provides tools and guidance for developing an online course
  • Presents a “how-to” approach to writing a syllabus, designing and writing test questions, and evaluating student work

This concise guide is designed for novice faculty and nursing education students who are teaching or will be teaching in higher education. The text provides the skills necessary to teach courses for classroom and online courses. Information is provided in a practical and accessible way and includes best practices for setting up a syllabus and curriculum, test item writing, grading, mentoring students, and personal advancement as a faculty member. Exercises, rubrics, and self-test items are furnished to give readers hands-on practice in defining and carrying out an effective instructional agenda.


From the Preface

…The book is divided into four major areas: (1) introduction to teaching; (2) the tools needed to teach; (3) creative teaching strategies; and (4) successful development of a teaching career. Embedded within each section is a “how to” approach to the understanding of one’s role as a new faculty member as well as the essential concepts required to master the content presented…

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING

Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Nursing Curriculum
NANTIYA WATTHAYU and DENISE M. KORNIEWICZ

  • Overview
  • Building Blocks of Nursing Curriculum
  • Role of Nurse Faculty Member and Curriculum
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 2. How to Assess the Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies to be a Faculty Member
DONNA HEDGES

  • Overview
  • Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies
  • Application of the Knowledge and Skills for Effective Teaching
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 3. How to Incorporate Civility Into Nursing Education
DONNA HEDGES

  • Overview
  • Faculty/Faculty Incivility
  • Faculty/Student Incivility
  • Student/Faculty Incivility
  • Clinical Staff/Student Incivility
  • Summary
  • References

PART II: THE TOOLS NEEDED TO TEACH

Chapter 4. How to Write a Course Syllabus
CAROL C. PATTON

  • Overview
  • Definition of a Syllabus
  • Well-Constructed Course Syllabus
  • Scientific Rationale for Developing a Well-Constructed Syllabus
  • Benefits of Having a Well-Constructed Course Syllabus
  • Components of a Learner-Centered Course Syllabus
  • How to Evaluate a Course Syllabus
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 5. How to Develop Meaningful Course and Clinical Assignments
CAROL C. PATTON

  • Overview
  • Designing Nursing Curriculum
  • Designing Course Learning Outcomes/Objectives
  • Designing Courses and Clinical Assignments
  • Commitment to Life Long Learning
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 6. How to Develop a Course for Online Instruction
CAROL C. PATTON

  • Overview
  • How to Develop Online Courses
  • Factors Associated with Online Course Development
  • Accreditation for Online Distance Education Programs
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 7. How To Write Test Items
JEANNE SIEGEL and DENISE M. KORNIEWICZ

  • Overview
  • NCSBN and NCLEX
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Course Test Blueprints
  • Writing Test Items
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 8. How to Assess and Evaluate Students
DENISE M. KORNIEWICZ

  • Overview
  • Evaluation of Undergraduate Students
  • Evaluation of Graduate Students
  • Summary
  • References

PART III: CREATIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES

Chapter 9. How to Bring Your Teaching Skills to Life in the Classroom and Clinical Setting
JAMES WEIDEL

  • Overview
  • Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for Clinical Nursing Practice
  • Application of Knowledge and Skills to Clinical Teaching
  • Teacher Effectiveness and Student Evaluation
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 10. How to Use Creative Teaching Strategies
JEANNE SIEGEL

  • Overview
  • Nursing Education
  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 11. How to Mentor Students
DENISE M. KORNIEWICZ

  • Overview
  • Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies of Mentorship
  • Application of Knowledge and Skills to Mentorship
  • Summary
  • References

PART IV: DEVELOPMENT OF A TEACHING CAREER

Chapter 12. How to Transition from a Clinician to a Nurse Faculty Member
DONNA HEDGES

  • Overview
  • The Faculty Shortage
  • Authenticity and Teaching
  • Faculty-Student Relationships
  • Caring in Nursing Education
  • The Power Gradient in Nursing Education
  • Entry into the Faculty Role
  • Professional Development
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 13. Faculty Role, Peer Interactions, and Faculty Workload
DENISE M. KORNIEWICZ

  • Overview
  • Faculty Role
  • Peer Interactions
  • Faculty Workload
  • Summary
  • References

Chapter 14. Scholarship of Teaching, Interprofessionalism and Collegiality
DENISE M. KORNIEWICZ

  • Overview
  • The Scholarship of Teaching
  • Interprofessionalism
  • Collegiality
  • Summary
  • References

Index

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