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Self-Reflection: NLN Competencies and Course Outcomes

NR535


Example for Week One

Student Name: John Nurse

Rating Scale: Please rate yourself based on your knowledge and experience as a NURSE EDUCATOR. If you have never been in the role of a Nurse Educator, then the most you should rate yourself is a 1.

Select the number that best represents your confidence that you meet each sub competency at this point in your education career.

1 = I have no experience or education as a nurse educator. I am not confident at all

that I meet this competency; I need significant education and practice in this area.

2 = I have minimal experience and/or education as a nurse educator. I am somewhat confident that I meet this competency but will need additional education and in this area before accepting a position as a nurse educator

3 = I am a beginning nurse educator with less than 2 years of experience. I am confident that I meet this competency however I will need additional education and mentoring in this area.

4 = I have some experience (2-3 years) as a nurse educator and am confident that I meet this competency but will still need additional education and practice to become proficient in this area.

5= I am an experience nurse educator and am very confident that I meet this competency and do not need additional education or practice in this area except for traditional continuing education to update my skills

Part A: Self-reflection on NLN Educator Competencies

NLN Competency I: Facilitate Learning:

Nurse educators are responsible for creating an environment in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings that facilitates student learning and the achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes.

Week One

Week Eight

NLN Sub-competency

Rating of Confidence Level

Rating of Confidence Level

a.  Implements a variety of teaching strategies appropriate to learner needs, desired learner outcomes, content, and context

1

b.     Grounds teaching strategies in educational theory and evidence-based teaching practices

1

c. Recognizes multicultural, gender, and experiential influences on teaching and learning

1

d. Engages in self-reflection and continued learning to improve teaching practices that facilitate

learning

1

e. Uses information technologies skillfully to support the teaching-learning process

1

f. Practices skilled oral, written, and electronic communication that reflects an awareness of self

and others, along with an ability to convey ideas in a variety of contexts

1

g. Models critical and reflective thinking

1

h. Creates opportunities for learners to develop their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.

1

i. Shows enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and nursing that inspires and motivates students

1

j. Demonstrates interest in and respect for learners

1

k. Uses personal attributes (e.g., caring, confidence, patience, integrity, and flexibility) that facilitate

learning

1

l. Develops collegial working relationships with students, faculty colleagues, and clinical agency

personnel to promote positive learning environments

1

m. Maintains the professional practice knowledge base needed to help learners prepare for

contemporary nursing practice

1

n. Serves as a role model of professional nursing

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Part B

In this section you will write out a specific goal on how you will meet the course outcome. The highlighted and underlined words in each outcome are to be your focus.

Course Outcomes

Week One – Here are some examples of what you might write.

Week Eight

1. Incorporate education theories and models in developing the master’s-prepared nurse educator role essential to performing as educators and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care. (PO1)

During this course, I will spend time exploring educational theories and models [name the specific theory that you will explore] and determine which theory is best for my education career. I will provide examples of how to apply my selected educational theory in course discussions and assignments.

2. Explore instructional strategies reflective of educational theory and evidence-based practice to support person centered care. (PO 5)

During the course, once I choose an educational theory, I will investigate the evidence-based teaching practices that support that theory. I will provide examples of evidence-based teaching practices in the discussions and assignments.

3. Examine unique learning styles and needs of culturally diverse learners to foster acquisition of knowledge and skill. (POs 1, 3)

In this course, I will explore the differences for culturally diverse learners and the teaching strategies best for different types of learners. I can practice concepts related to cultural humility during my discussion postings.

4. Explore a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to content, setting, learners’ needs, and desired outcomes. (POs 3, 4)

I will meet this course outcome by exploring different teaching strategies for the classroom and experiential setting. This information will be acquired throughout this course’s reading and assignments. I will also find current information using information from nursing journals that focus on education.

5. Examine professional ethical legal values in the role of the nurse educator. (PO 4)

I will meet this outcome by studying the specific ethical and legal values that are relevant to the nurse educator. I will actively participate in course discussions with my peers to help understand this issue.

Self-Reflection of NLN Core Competencies for Nurse Educators Worksheet

Example for Week Eight

Please NOTE: Now that you have gained some knowledge in this course, please rate how confident you are in each of the NLN Sub-Competencies. Again, a rating of 3 should only be used if you are a practicing nurse educator. You are NOT being evaluated on the number of 3s you include in the ratings. Remember you are still in the development stage so not all (or any) of the competencies are expected to be at level 3 by the end of this course.

Select the number that best represents your confidence that you meet each sub competency at this point in your education career.

Rating Scale:

· 1 = I have no experience or education as a nurse educator. I am not confident at all that I meet this competency; I need significant education and practice in this area.

· 2 = I have minimal experience and/or education as a nurse educator. I am somewhat confident that I meet this competency but will need additional education and practice in this area before accepting a position as a nurse educator

· 3 = I am a beginning nurse educator with less than 2 years of experience. I am confident that I meet this competency however I will need additional education and mentoring in this area.

· 4 = I have some experience (2-3 years) as a nurse educator and am confident that I meet this competency but will still need additional education and practice to become proficient in this area.

· 5= I am an experience nurse educator and am very confident that I meet this competency and do not need additional education or practice in this area except for traditional continuing education to update my skills

Part A

NLN Competency I: Facilitate Learning:

Nurse educators are responsible for creating an environment in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings that facilitates student learning and the achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes.

Week One

Week Eight

NLN Sub-competency

Rating of Confidence Level

Rating of Confidence Level

a.  Implements a variety of teaching strategies appropriate to learner needs, desired learner outcomes, content, and context

1

1

b.     Grounds teaching strategies in educational theory and evidence-based teaching practices

1

2

c. Recognizes multicultural, gender, and experiential influences on teaching and learning

1

2

d. Engages in self-reflection and continued learning to improve teaching practices that facilitate learning

1

2

e. Uses information technologies skillfully to support the teaching-learning process

1

1

f. Practices skilled oral, written, and electronic communication that reflects an awareness of self and others, along with an ability to convey ideas in a variety of contexts

1

2

g. Models critical and reflective thinking

1

2

h. Creates opportunities for learners to develop their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.

1

1

i. Shows enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and nursing that inspires and motivates students

1

2

j. Demonstrates interest in and respect for learners

1

2

k. Uses personal attributes (e.g., caring, confidence, patience, integrity, and flexibility) that facilitate learning

1

2

l. Develops collegial working relationships with students, faculty colleagues, and clinical agency personnel to promote positive learning environments

1

1

m. Maintains the professional practice knowledge base needed to help learners prepare for contemporary nursing practice

1

2

n. Serves as a role model of professional nursing

1

2

Part B

In this section you will describe how you met the specific goal you developed in week one. Again, the highlighted and underlined words in each outcome are to be your focus.

Course Outcomes

Week One

Week Eight

1. Incorporate education theories and models in developing the master’s-prepared nurse educator role essential to performing as educators and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care. (PO 1)

During this course, I will spend time exploring educational theories and models [name the specific theory that you will explore] and determine which theory is best for my education career. I will provide examples of how to apply my selected educational theory in course discussions and assignments.

In the course, I determine that constructivism is the educational theory that most fits with my philosophy. I used this model in the Week 3 Philosophy Assignment to identify teaching methods.

2. Explore instructional strategies reflective of educational theory and evidence-based practice to support person centered care. (PO 5)

During the course, once I choose an educational theory, I will investigate the evidence-based teaching practices that support that theory. I will provide examples of evidence-based teaching practices in the discussions and assignments.

In weeks 5 and 6 of the course, we looked at teaching strategies and how evidence-based teaching practices benefit the learner. I used articles in the discussion that focused on evidence-based teaching strategies.

3. Examine unique learning styles and needs of culturally diverse learners to foster acquisition of knowledge and skill. (POs 1, 3)

In this course, I will explore the differences for culturally diverse learners and the teaching strategies best for different types of learners. I can practice concepts related to cultural humility during my discussion postings.

During week 3, I reviewed the Nurse Tim webinar and found different ways to engage diverse learners. I learned a few new teaching strategies and shared these with my peers in the discussion. I also included some of these strategies in my teaching plan.

4. Explore a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to content, setting, learners’ needs, and desired outcomes. (POs 3, 4)

I will meet this program outcome by exploring different teaching strategies for the classroom and experiential setting. This information will be acquired throughout this course’s reading and assignments. I will also find current information using information from nursing journals that focus on education.

In several weeks (weeks 3, 4, 5 and 6) throughout the course, I had the opportunity to share information on teaching strategies with my classmates through the discussion posts and collaboration café. My interactions with my peers helped me to develop a list of strategies that I will use as a future nurse educator. In the Week 3 assignment developed a teaching plan than included numerous teaching strategies.

5. Examine professional ethical legal values in the role of the nurse educator. (PO 4)

I will meet this outcome by studying the specific ethical and legal values that are relevant to the nurse educator. I will actively participate in course discussions with my peers to help understand this issue.

Week seven of the course presented new information to legal and ethical considerations for nurse educators. Being able to discuss FERPA and the process of the grievance procedure with my classmates help me gain new perspectives on the role of the nurse educator regarding ethical and legal issues.

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Self-Reflection: NLN Competencies and Course Outcomes

NR 535: Student’s Template to be Completed in Week 1 and Week 8

Student’s Name: John Nurse

Part A: Self-reflection on NLN Educator Competencies
Rating Scale:

Select the number that best represents your confidence that you meet each sub competency at this point in your education career.

1= I have no experience or education as a nurse educator. I am not confident at all that I meet this competency; I need significant education

and practice in this area.

2= I have minimal experience and/or education as a nurse educator. I am somewhat confident that I meet this competency but will need

additional education and practice in this area before accepting a position as a nurse educator

3 = I am a beginning nurse educator with less than 2 years of experience. I am confident that I meet this competency however I will need

additional education and mentoring in this area.

4 = I have some experience (2-3 years) as a nurse educator and am confident that I meet this competency but will still need additional education

and practice to become proficient in this area.

5= I am an experience nurse educator and am very confident that I meet this competency and do not need additional education or practice in

this area except for traditional continuing education to update my skills

Remember you are still in the development stage so not all (or any) of the competencies are expected to be at level 3 by the end of this course.

NLN Competency I: Facilitate Learning:

Nurse educators are responsible for creating an environment in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings that facilitates student learning and the achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes.

Week One

Week Eight

NLN Sub-competency

Rating of Confidence Level

Rating of Confidence Level

a. Implements a variety of teaching strategies appropriate to learner needs, desired learner outcomes, content, and context

b. Grounds teaching strategies in educational theory and evidence-based teaching practices



c. Recognizes multicultural, gender, and experiential influences on teaching and learning

c. Engages in self-reflection and continued learning to improve teaching practices that

facilitate learning

e. Uses information technologies skillfully to support the teaching-learning process

f. Practices skilled oral, written, and electronic communication that reflects an

awareness of self and others, along with an ability to convey ideas in a variety of contexts

g. Models critical and reflective thinking

h. Creates opportunities for learners to develop their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.

i. Shows enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and nursing that inspires and motivates students

j. Demonstrates interest in and respect for learners

k. Uses personal attributes (e.g., caring, confidence, patience, integrity, and flexibility) that

facilitate learning

l. Develops collegial working relationships with students, faculty colleagues, and clinical agency

personnel to promote positive learning environments

m. Maintains the professional practice knowledge base needed to help learners prepare for

contemporary nursing practice

n. Serves as a role model of professional nursing

Part B: Identification of professional goals/actions that you will demonstrate in order to meet the NR 535 Course Outcomes.

Course Outcomes

Week One

Week Eight

CO 1. Incorporate education theories and models in developing the master’s-prepared nurse educator role essential to performing as educators and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care (PO1).

CO 2 – Explore instructional strategies reflective of educational theory and evidence-based practice to support person centered care (PO 5).

CO 3. Examine unique learning styles and needs of culturally diverse learners to foster acquisition of knowledge and skill (PO 1, 3)

CO 4. Explore a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to content, setting, learners’ needs, and desired outcomes (PO 3, 4).

CO 5. Examine professional ethical legal values in the role of the nurse educator (PO 4)

After completing this assignment template in Week One, please save a copy so that Week 8 can be completed on the same template.

After completing Week 8, please place a copy in your ePortfolio file.