ERIC Number: ED027892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Abilities Needed by Teachers of Nursing in Community Colleges.
White, Dorothy T.
College administrators, nursing administrators, and nursing instructors, aware of the shortage of nursing teachers in junior colleges, discussed their best kind of preparation. It was generally agreed they must not only be subject specialists, with broad general education, but must also be prepared specifically as teachers for the junior college. Interviews with 36 faculty members from seven colleges in six states were tape-recorded. Responses showed general concern for (1) junior college philosophy, (2) functions and responsibilities of nurse faculty members, (3) the instructor's image, (4) problems of the nursing faculty, and (5) the best preparation for nursing teachers. Responsibilities of the teacher are primarily teaching, advisement, and seeing that the students, working as they do on an extended campus, provoke only good reactions from hospital staff, physicians, and patients. The instructor's good image comes from teaching ability, enthusiasm, depth of knowledge, and a personal interest in the students. Major problems include a lack of time, lack of criteria for teaching, interpersonal relationships, and a certain insecurity in the classroom, (due perhaps to a lack of orientation to the college). Responses on best preparation included broad general education, easy interpersonal relationships, background in both nursing education and nursing practice, knowledge of teaching methods, and teaching experience. Degrees, no doubt taken for granted, were little discussed. (HH)
Descriptors: Health Occupations, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Two Year Colleges
National League for Nursing, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10019 (Code No. 14-866, $1.25).
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Authoring Institution: National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Div. of Nursing Education.