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Target audience:
Staff development specialists, directors of education, and nurse managers
Statement of need:
This manual offers busy staff development specialists off-the-shelf, ready-to-use tools and templates for
assessing staff ’s learning needs, planning curricula, and creating, marketing, leading, and evaluating their
education programs.The advice and tools within the manual help educators adapt education programs/
inservices to the new challenges associated with their role, incorporate new technology, and
use evidence-based teaching strategies.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is recognizing the importance of the staff educator role and stressing the need for qualified experienced clinicians to fill this position.Therefore, this manual prepares the staff educator for certification and also counts as credit toward it.
Educational objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to
• describe historical events that influenced the evolution of staff development
• analyze historical trends and use data to plan education programs
• identify specific historical milestones in the history of nursing and staff development’s response to these events
• define mission, vision, and values
• describe the components of staff development’s mission, vision, and values statements
• plan educational activities that support the mission, vision, and values of the organization and the staff development department
• describe qualifications for the staff development specialist
• write competency-based job descriptions for the staff development specialist
• identify the principles of adult learning Continue reading “NURSING EDUCATION INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE”

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