Nursing Educators Blog

Articles published in 2021

Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Ekaterina Smith, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, GERO-BC, CNE

by Ekaterina Smith, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, GERO-BC, CNE, Nursing Instructor, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith | June 10, 2021

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the effort, time, and hard work that you invested in helping a nursing student pay off in the student’s performance. Seeing a student get excited and motivated about learning is the icing on the cake.

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Reflecting on Nurses Month: Self-Care, Recognition, Professional Development, & Advocacy

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | May 25, 2021

While we know that nurses are multifaceted and multitalented when it comes to patient care, nurses unfortunately don't often prioritize taking the time to care and advocate for their own needs and well being―both personally and professionally.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Jennifer Miller PhD, RN, CMSRN

by Jennifer Miller PhD, RN, CMSRN, Assistant Professor, Bellarmine University | May 19, 2021

I am so fortunate to have been a part of this challenge. The topics covered issues that were coming up in my daily work and I was able to change aspects immediately after the meetings I had with my mentor or as a large group. I feel like this helped me grow tremendously.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Ashley Scism, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

by Ashley Scism, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC | April 1, 2021

The most rewarding aspect of working in nursing education is creating opportunities for student success. I enjoy working with students to develop the knowledge, skill, and attitude required to provide compassionate, safe, and evidence-based care towards patients.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Devon Darby MSN, RNC-MNN

by Devon Darby MSN, RNC-MNN, Assistant Professor of Nursing Programs, Santa Fe College | February 10, 2021

There are so many rewarding aspects of this career! One of the most rewarding is watching students grow personally and professionally throughout the nursing program.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Megan Lynch RN, MSN, CWON

by Megan Lynch RN, MSN, CWON, Nursing Faculty, Pima Community College | January 20, 2021

As an educator my biggest reward is seeing my students become my colleagues. Knowing I have been a small part in setting someone else up for a lifelong career is something I take great pride in.

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