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My program is Nurse Educator and to do research on anything to do with this is a little difficult as there is not much information on it. I decided to do two types of searches based on how I might go with my master’s degree. The first search was nurse educators and what came up was an article on how to become a better nurse educator to nursing students. The most interesting statement made in this article hit close to home for me. “Teaching student nurses’ critical thinking and the ability to apply clinical reasoning skills remains a challenge in nursing education” (Wyngaarden, 2018). Being a nursing student is stressful but having to think outside the box but quickly can be even more difficult at times. Teachers are having a hard time connecting with students because not only is there a huge age gap between the student population but so many different learning barriers and language barriers they are trying to work around.
The second search I did was nurse educators to patients. I research this as well because I have also thought about being an educator to patients to have one-to-one conversations about their illness. I feel as though patients might listen and understand better if they are working with someone one-on-one rather than a different nurse/doctor every other day while in the hospital. While I was working for Shands, they had a diabetic nurse educator who would not only do education with the patients during their hospital stay, but she would go to the clinic and speak with patients. Once a month she would hold a newly diagnosed diabetes class for patients and then once a week she would hold classes on how to continue to control your diabetes. She would charge $5 for the continuing education class. The money that she would make from this would go to buying supplies to hand out to patients who did not have any or could not afford it.
For both searches, I used the Walden Library and found it to be the easiest way to look for my information. The Walden Library has a variety of articles/books/online journals to choose from. I will always recommend using the Walden Library for any type of research as this provides information from all over as well as the information is current.
Walden Library. Accessed December 16, 2018, from https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/library
Flanders, S. A. (2018, January-February). Effective Patient Education: Evidence and Common Sense. MedSurg Nursing, 27(1), 55-58. Retrieved December 16, 2018, from https://eds-b-ebscohost-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=2&sid=17e9bf97-558e-4e18-8a46-a242c62be6ab%40pdc-v-sessmgr02
Wyngaarden, A. V. (2018). ASSESSING THE VALUE OF ACTION RESEARCH. South African Journal of Higher Education, 32(6), 519-531. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.20853/32-6-2974