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Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators

Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators - 06 edition

Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9780803614024

ISBN10: 0803614020

Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick and Kristen S. Montgomery - ISBN 9780803614024
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
International: No
Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick and Kristen S. Montgomery - ISBN 9780803614024

ISBN13: 9780803614024

ISBN10: 0803614020

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With each passing year more and more nursing educators retire, and larger numbers of retirees are expected in the coming years. Using their own experience and the knowledge gained from their work, our authors have written this unique and timely book that strives to fill the needs of new and forthcoming nursing faculty. Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators is an essential book for graduate students, advanced practice nurses, and new graduates seeking faculty positions as they embrace a new role as nursing educator.

Key Features

  • A quick reference for nurses going into an academic environment
  • Provides practical and useful information on how to find and keep a strong faculty
  • Each chapter contains "tips" that provide practical advice and examples in action
  • Tips cover pertinent points for research faculty, clinical faculty, and new graduates seeking faculty positions at all levels
  • Includes valuable information regarding getting published and career advancement

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part 1: Personal Assessment: Getting Prepared to Be Prepared!

Strategy #1: Clarifying What Criteria Are Important in Your New Job Search
Strategy #2: Defining Your Career Goals
Strategy #3: Assessing Personal Connections
Strategy #4: Developing an Effective Mentor Relationship
Strategy #5: Extending Your Search Broadly and Doing a Comparative Analysis of the SONs
Strategy #6: Knowing the Strengths of the SONs You Are Considering
Strategy #7: Understanding the Reputation of the School
Strategy #8: Knowing About the Students You Will Teach
Strategy #9: Understanding the Culture of Academe
Strategy #10: Understanding the Relationship of the SON to the College and/or University
Strategy #11: Understanding the Legal Aspects of a Teaching Position

Part 2: Your Curriculum Vitae

Strategy #1: Creating the Perfect Curriculum Vitae
Strategy #2: Creating Your Teaching Portfolio
Strategy #3: Selecting the Right Persons for References
Strategy #4: Using the Best E-mail Etiquette
Strategy #5: Timing Your Job Search

Part 3: Preparing for the Interview: Getting Ready to Get Ready!

Strategy #1: Getting the Position Description or Criteria on Which You Will Be Evaluated
Strategy #2: Understanding How the Non-Tenure Track Fits into the Overall Structure of the School and University
Strategy #3: Understanding the Support of Key Players, Including University Administrators and Community Leaders
Strategy #4: Understanding the Benefits ("Perks") of the Position
Strategy #5: Understanding the Expectations Above and Beyond the Position Description
Strategy #6: Providing Just Enough Personal Information in the Interview
Strategy #7: Knowing About Imminent Changes in Leadership
Strategy #8: Portraying your Attitude and Motivation
Strategy #9: Evaluating Job Security Issues
Strategy #10: Effective Salary Negotiation Skills

Part 4: Surviving Your Initial Years as a Faculty Member: Knowledge is Power!

Strategy #1: Developing Networking Skills
Strategy #2: Accepting the Perfect Position For You
Strategy #3: Meeting the Key Persons with Whom You Will be Working
Strategy #4: Serving on Committees
Strategy #5: Understanding Unionization
Strategy #6: Prioritizing Parenting Responsibilities While on the Job
Strategy #7: Understanding the Benefits of Technology
Strategy #8: Identifying Resources for Faculty Development
Strategy #9: Understanding the School's Practice and/or Incentive Plan
Strategy #10: Understanding of the Criteria for Promotion for Tenure-Track vs. Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Part 5: Career Success Strategies for Clinical Faculty

Strategy #1: Striking the Perfect Balance of Clinical Practice and Teaching Skills
Strategy #2: Knowing the Value of Clinical Teaching Skills
Strategy #3: Ensuring You Get a Thorough Orientation to the Clinical Site
Strategy #4: Closely Monitoring All Students in the Clinical Site
Strategy #5: Ensuring Clinical Competence
Strategy #6: Understanding the Faculty Practice Plan
Strategy #7: Becoming Involved with the Core Activities of the School and University
Strategy #8: Understanding the Importance of Including Families in Care
Strategy #9: Understanding Legal Implications
Strategy #10: Selecting Appropriate Clinical Assignments

Part 6: Career Success Strategies for Research Faculty

Strategy #1: Matching Your Research with Your Place of Employment
Strategy #2: Developing an Effective Mentorship
Strategy #3: Developing an Appropriate Plan to Secure Funding
Strategy #4: Developing a Strong Research Team
Strategy #5: Preparing Adequately for the Research Faculty Role
Strategy #6: Obtaining Writing Experience
Strategy #7: Using Time between Employment Opportunities Wisely
Strategy #8: Selecting the Best Journal for Publication
Strategy #9: Using Available Resources to Accomplish Your Goals
Strategy #10: Putting Your Dissertation Horror Stories Behind You
Strategy #11: Using Time Wisely on the Tenure Track