New RN Fellowship Track – Clinical Nurse Educators!
Is Nursing Professional Development and Education your passion and career goal? Have you always wanted to be a Nurse Educator? We are launching our latest RN Fellowship Track – Clinical Nurse Educator for our Fall, 2022 Cohort! We are expanding the number of Clinical Nurse Educators to meet the need of educating our nurses in an increasingly complex clinical environment and to provide additional support for our newest nurses in our Nurse Residency Program.
Clinical Nurse Educators play such an important role in the Memorial Healthcare System. They are responsible for the orientation and onboarding of our Nurse Residents, RN Fellows, experienced RN hires, and assigned unit ancillary staff. It is truly rewarding to nurture and support our nurses as they progress from novice to expert practice in their clinical environments. They are also responsible for competency management, ongoing education and practice updates; professional role development; interdisciplinary education collaboration; and participation in research/evidence-based practice/quality improvement. During the pandemic our Clinical Nurse Educators were true Heroes – working together to cross-train staff to meet patient care needs and create virtual and alternative teaching programs to continuously orient and train our nurses and other staff when live sessions were not possible; in addition to taking patient care assignments during the pandemic surges.
What are the program qualifications? You must have a BSN, BLS, and at least two years of clinical nursing experience. You must be willing to sign a 2-year commitment contract and be willing to pursue a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education. Our Directors of Education have designed a unique Clinical Nurse Educator orientation for you that will consist of education and training with our experienced Clinical Nurse Educators including:
- Nursing professional development roles and responsibilities
- Preceptor management and development
- Simulation education
- Curriculum design
- Competency development/validation
- Making professional presentations
- Personal leadership development
- American Heart Association Instructor role
What are the benefits of the Clinical Nurse Educator RN Fellowship?
- Complimentary pathway to ANPD certification – free certification review course upon graduation
- Pathway to MSN Nursing Education via relationships with our academic partners (scholarships and tuition reimbursement)
- Completion bonus
This is an exciting opportunity to pursue your dream job and make a difference in Nursing Education and Professional Development. Applications will open June 27th for the Clinical Nurse Educator cohort! For further information, please contact Valarie Grumme, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, Director – RN Fellowship Program at RNFellowship@mhs.net and register for our monthly RN Fellowship blogs at http://careers.mhs.net