Awarded first place in the 2020 AJN Book of the Year Award in Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development category.
- 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
- Includes a chapter devoted to interprofessionalism and the positive influence of collegiality on teaching research and service
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.
Margaret Samicz, RN MSN MBA – :
As an experienced educator and nursing program director, I truly enjoyed reviewing The Successful Nurse Faculty Member: Tools of the Trade by Denise Korniewicz. It is an answer to prayers for many directors who try to prepare new nursing faculty who transition from clinical practice to a teaching position. Dr. Korniewicz logically explains the essential information that each nursing educator should know. This is the only book that focuses on every aspect of education within the academic and clinical environment. Her book is a collection of content that is essential for the success of a nursing educator.
In addition to the wealth of resources related to syllabus, curriculum, clinical assignments and simulations, I am happy to see the content on incivility. I have seen some information on incivility in other books but Dr. Korniewicz provides content specifically related to being an academic educator. She offers a clear understanding of the right and wrong way to approach individuals who may be exhibiting incivility in the academic or clinical environment. Her discussion provides guidance to a healthy and respectful relationship between the student and teacher. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes not only to become a good but great and successful educator. Additionally, I recommend this book to any Nursing Director or Dean who looks for ways to mentor and expand knowledge for faculty members.
Margaret Samicz, RN MSN MBA
Director of Nursing