Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators by Dr Joyce Fitzpatrick, Dr Kristen S. Montgomery

By Dr Joyce Fitzpatrick, Dr Kristen S. Montgomery

With each one passing 12 months increasingly more nursing educators retire, and bigger numbers of retirees are anticipated within the coming years. utilizing their very own event and the data won from their paintings, our authors have written this certain and well timed publication that strives to fill the wishes of latest and drawing close nursing school. profession luck suggestions for Nurse Educators is a necessary booklet for graduate scholars, complicated perform nurses, and new graduates looking school positions as they embody a brand new position as nursing educator.

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It is always wise to do so. Another issue in e-mail communication has to do with salutations. It is important to be formal in communication with potential employers rather than to assume that a first-name basis is acceptable. Also, use the credentials (degrees, titles) for the persons you are contacting by e-mail. Before applying for a position online, check the instructions in the position announcement. In some cases, applying online is acceptable, but this is not always the case. If in doubt, inquire before acting.

If you have the flexibility to move anywhere, consider a session with a search firm, as there are some that have a major investment within nursing, searching for administrators of academic nursing programs, so they can advise you of the criteria used to search for faculty and the relative strengths of the various institutions. Once you have determined which criteria are important for you, systematically assess the potential places of employment based on these criteria. You can develop your own rating scale to make this assessment.

If you had a mentor during your graduate program, ask that person for advice about career planning. You might also want to ask a colleague who has teaching experience at a comparable institution. qxd 5/2/06 12:41 PM Page 25 Tech QUARK12:Books:Revises:FABK008-Final F Copyright © 2006 by F. A. Davis. • Outline (in writing) your career goals for the first year of your faculty role. Start by focusing on one or two activities that you want to accomplish in terms of teaching, scholarship, and professional service as these are the three key categories of activities that are expected of faculty in SONs.

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