Nurse Educator Job Description

August 5, 2010 | By More

Nurse Educator Job Profile and Description

A nurse educator works in academic and hospital settings and has to design and develop training programmes for nursing students. They help nursing students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a hospital which would include the basic tasks of assisting a physician, and even specialised courses or techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Nurse educators plan, design and implement curricula and arrange matter for nursing courses
  • They mentor and teach students at nursing schools
  • They may also have to speak at nursing conferences and workshops
  • They also perform clinical research and evaluate nurse training programs to see if the matter is up to the mark with other colleges
  • They need to keep track of the latest developments in the field of nursing and incorporate those changes so that the curricula follows the newest trends and changes
  • They provide general competency courses, as well as ones specialized for specific areas
  • They provide for counseling and debriefing sessions to the students
  • They need to provide a climate of learning and encourage the development of the nursing students
  • They should identify what changes are required in the curriculum and accordingly update them

Skills and Specifications

  • A nurse educator must have good analytical and communication skills
  • He must be able to manage projects and should be organised
  • He must be creative, flexible and have critical thinking skills
  • He should have a good clinical background and practical experience in nursing besides only theoretical knowledge
  • They must be patient and understanding towards the needs of the students

Education and Qualifications

A nurse educator must have at least a bachelor’s degree with specialisation in nursing. A master’s or doctoral degree is also required in the teaching line. They must pass the state licence exam and also hold a licence.

Category: Nursing Job Descriptions

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