Are you struggling with completing competency assessments and delivering educational programs?
We all know it is important for professional nurses to continually maintain and grow their competency levels to provide excellent care for the people they serve. But often, busy nurse educators and development specialists are just racing to put out the next “fire.” Sound familiar? If so, this is the concise, just-in time aid you need to help make your competency assessments and educational delivery programs successful.
Staff Educator’s Guide to Professional Development leads you through the nuts and bolts of nursing professional development practice (along with some theory). These practical tactics will help you assess and evaluate competency, develop creative learning activities, revise large educational programs, and everything else in between. Whether you’re new to leading assessment and development programs or a seasoned nursing staff development specialist, this book will help you:
- Design, develop, analyze, and implement professional development activities
- Evaluate an individual’s growth
- Evaluate an educational program’s performance
- Understand ethical and legal considerations
- Use technology to enhance learning activities
Doody 5 Star Review
“This is an excellent book for staff educators and other nurse leaders. It's easy to read, and provides only pertinent information, avoiding redundancies or repetition. I would recommend this for any nurse leader, educator, or specialist looking to advance their knowledge and lead successful implementation (validated by practice performance) and evaluation of professional development activities.”
-Emily S. McIntire, MSN, RN(Michigan State University College of Nursing)
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About the Authors
Alvin D. Jeffery, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC, is Education Consultant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital medical Center’s Center for Professional Excellence/Education, where he serves as unit-based educator in pediatric intensive care. He is Adjunct Instructor at several colleges and universities.
M. Anne Longo, PhD, MBA, RN-BC, NEA-BC, was Senior Director of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Center for Professional Excellence/Educational and has worked in staff development for 25 years.
Angela Nienaber, MSN, RN-BC, is Education Consultant for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Center for Professional Excellence/Education. She has also served as unit-based educator for the cardiac step-down unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Adjunct Clinical Faculty at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.