This is the first comprehensive resource for clinical medical-surgical nursing instructors responsible for guiding students through their entire clinical rotation. Filling a huge gap in resources for instructors required to teach the medical-surgical nursing course, it contains everything the new or adjunct instructor needs to teach expertly and confidently. The guide features a week-by-week instructional plan for the clinical rotation and includes all materials necessary to effectively perform administrative leadership and supervision, assess students' knowledge and learning styles, maximize the learning process, simplify evaluation, and help ensure a smooth transition to clinical practice.The guide will serve as a welcome companion to both experienced and novice medical-nursing instructors with its week-by-week instruction guide that encompasses organizational teaching templates, teaching and learning resources, and evaluation materials. These include everything from the Adjunct Faculty Contract to the Course Syllabus to a Comprehensive Skills Checklist. Key clinical instruction materials, including PowerPoints, videos, and simulation scenarios are provided for each body system. Additionally the book contains quizzes with answers, discussion questions, and interactive student activities and exercises.Key Features: Comprises the first complete resource for successfully guiding students through their clinical rotations from start to finishHelps to allay the ""fear factor"" for new and adjunct clinical nursing instructorsProvides a week-by-week instructional guide that includes organizational teaching templates, teaching and learning resources, and evaluation aidsIncludes numerous forms and templates to facilitate administrative responsibilities, student assessment, and student evaluationKey clinical information is organized by body system and includes multiple interactive teaching tools
Mary A. Miller, RN, MSN, CCRN , is Clinical Nursing Instructor at Marymount University School of Nursing, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. She has extensive experience in both practice and academia with over 40 years of experience as a Medical-Surgical and Critical Care Nurse in a variety of clinical settings. She has also served as both Full-Time and Adjunct faculty for the past ten years, holding positions such as Lead Professor in the RN to BSN program and Chair of the Academic Standards Committee on Informatics. Ms. Miller has effectively mentored many students and adjunct faculty through the challenging clinical teaching/learning experience and has developed numerous instructional tools, interactive student exercises, and time-tested evaluation methodologies to help students excel in their clinical rotations and make a successful transition to professional practice.Deborah Wirwicz, BSN, MSNEd, is Clinical Nursing Instructor at Trinity University in Washington, DC, USA. She has held numerous clinical and leadership positions in Critical Care and Medical-Surgical Nursing over the past 20 years.