What makes a good nurse educator? Is being an expert in the field enough? A veteran RN, who is also a graduate student, shares her views.
It takes a special nurse to become a nurse patient educator. To be a successful one you must take it a step, 5 of them to be exact, further.
First what is a nurse educator? Nurse educators are experienced nurses that help their fellow nurses learn about nursing, procedures, techniques and other aspects of the job. They help the nursing field by passing along their knowledge to other nurses and patients. They fulfill an extremely important role in the healthcare system.
To be a great nurse patient educator you must have 5 qualities. Passion, Patience, Approachability, Reflection and Dedication. For more on these qualities and what they mean please check out the article.
If you are interested in becoming a nurse educator then you will need plenty of experience in the field and a nurse patient certification. One you will have to do on your own and the other can be received from a number of places. American Institute of Health Care Professionals would be a great place to start. They offer an excellent online nurse patient education certificate.
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