Are you an experienced nurse who would like to share your wealth of knowledge with men and women entering your profession? If so, we need nurses like you to become Clinical Scholars!
What is a Clinical Scholar?
A Clinical Scholar is a Baccalaureate level or more highly academically prepared registered nurse who will work with a school of nursing to instruct nursing students in a clinical setting. In general, Clinical Scholars maintain their current employment in a clinical facility and ideally host nursing students there. Clinical Scholars assist with the valuable, hands-on instruction that can only be provided by skilled, veteran nurses. Additionally, Clinical Scholars will be involved in the evaluation of nursing students.
Upon completion of the five-day course the expectation is that the Clinical Scholar will be actively involved in teaching nursing students. Because of high demand for this education you should only register if clinical teaching is something that you want to pursue at the present time and fits within your current employment situation. Therefore, a discussion in your workplace may be appropriate to ascertain whether or not you can be freed up to expand your role in this manner.
I’ve never been an instructor before. Can I attend?
Absolutely! The Clinical Scholar Workshop was created for this very reason. In order to attend the seminar, you should hold at least a BSN, and be available to lead clinical rotations. Some of the topics covered during the seminar include:
- The roles and responsibilities of the clinical scholar
- Planning and managing a successful clinical rotation
- Identifying learning styles of students, and how to work with each
- Legal and ethical issues that guide the clinical role
- The role of technology in teaching and learning
- Handling difficult situations – such as a student nurse who is failing
- And much more…
When is the workshop being held? How much does it cost? Can I earn nursing CE credit?
The seminar will be held in the Denver Metro area. This is a five day workshop and participants are expected to attend all five days of the seminar. The fee for the course is $1,295 (if registered by June 19th) or $1,350 (if registering June 20th or later) and will cover breakfast, lunch and snacks. Participants who complete all 40 hours of the workshop will be eligible to receive nursing Contact Hours. The course is also available for graduate or undergraduate credit through Regis University.
When is the next workshop and how do I register?
Registration for the July 2017 seminar is now open. Follow the link below to register, or if you have further questions, please contact Mollie Strand at The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. Mollie can be reached at (303) 715-0343 ext. 10 or by email: email@example.com.