Faculty Role In Nursing Education

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Introduction The heart of the faculty role can be found in the scholarship of teaching. An important attribute of any scholar is having the ability to effectively communicate the knowledge he or she possess to the students (Finke, L., 2012, p.8). DNP scholars should pave the way to new development of needed advanced competencies for increasingly complex practice, faculty, and leadership roles. In today 's healthcare reform, role nursing plays as part of a high-functioning health care team is more important now than ever before because DNP scholars can impact education, informatics, public policy, public health and administration to improve policy making, academic and leadership health system roles.

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al, p. 9). In my personal experience, the nursing faculty where I locally teach had a high turnover of teachers because of too many students. In this event, I was asked to help out and teach didactics with short notice for a semester and I was not specifically prepared for this educational role because my background is mainly clinical. It was problematic for me because it 's something different from what I 'm teaching and I needed more time to prepare for lecture to provide quality education. Since I have my regular office job, the lack of time made teaching challenging than the clinical because of time and preparation. However, I was able to apply Boyer 's scholarship of integration (Finke et. al, p.7) by mixing my lecture with my clinical experience from critical care and emergency room (ER). The students were able to understand more of the theory because I was able to connect the dots from theory to practice. Therefore, I believe that I could have done a better job teaching if I was mentored correctly as an Adjunct faculty for this specific class but as an educator, one must adopt to the challenge. Hence, strong professional development programs are essential for the preparation of nursing faculty to become better …show more content…
The doctorate degree in nursing would expand my ability to be an effective educator because DNP is considered a practice doctorate and is inclusive of all advanced nursing practice roles: nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, and clinical nurse specialist, as well as nurse administrator, nurse educator, and nurse policy expert. As a future DNP scholar, educator and a leader, I can bridge and narrow the gap between research and practice by using EBP to achieve the clinical effectiveness and benefit of the research (Burson et. al, p.60-73). Moreover, my role as a DNP leader at Kaiser Permanente would prepare me for the needed knowledge and skills to translate EBP into practice by improving the process that would benefit the much needed change in our health care system. These changes would not only promote cost savings but also improving health care. Therefore, as many nurses are adopting DNP roles, my role as an effective educator guarantee that more nursing faculty can be educated, trained, and prevent nursing shortage in the

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