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Clinical Faculty Academy

Thursday, July 11, 2024Friday, July 12, 2024

Practicing nurses who are interested in or have been identified as strong candidates for a teaching role to be trained for the role of a clinical instructor.

Throughout the state, colleges of nursing have expressed concerns about the availability of faculty, which is necessary to expand the enrollment and capacity of nursing programs. As a clinical educator, you can help train the next generation of nurses. Through the CFA, you will gain knowledge and skills essential for success in an adjunct clinical faculty role, a support network for adjunct clinical educators, and stronger connections between clinical practice sites and academic environments.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the curriculum, participants will be able to:

Day 1
- Explain the relationship between the Clinical Faculty Academy, the Missouri State Board of Nursing, and health care agencies in Missouri and Kansas
- Distinguish between clinical judgment, clinical reasoning and critical thinking
- Outline strategies to reduce risk in your faculty role by summarizing FERPA and HIPAA
- Summarize the use of learning outcomes in a clinical setting and strategies to facilitate learning
- Compare selected clinical evaluation tools used in nursing education
- Discuss the importance of positive student-faculty relationships

Day 2
- Explain the purposes of preclinical and post-clinical conferences
- Develop an initial philosophy of teaching
- Develop self-awareness of your own personal characteristics that will facilitate developing positive faculty-student relationships
- Identify and interrupt incivility and unprofessional behavior, as well as examine the role of the clinical faculty in addressing the challenge and complex situation

This seminar is complimentary. Register on or before Monday, July 1.