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Competencies for academic nurse educators.

The National League for Nursing has identified eight competencies for academic nurse educators. Chapter 1 in the Billings and Halstead text further describes these competencies.

  1. Facilitate learning
  2. Facilitate learner development and socialization
  3. Use assessment and evaluation strategies
  4. Participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes
  5. Function as a change agent and leader
  6. Pursue continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role
  7. Engage in scholarship
  8. Function within the educational environment

Initial post: In your initial post, please address the following:

Which of these do you think is most important for an effective educator and why?  As you look at this list, what are your strengths and weaknesses with respect to these competencies? Describe several examples of nurse educators you have known who demonstrated these characteristics.  How did they impact your learning and socialization into the profession of nursing. Provide a brief summary of an article that elaborates on one of these characteristics.