Resources for Clinical Instructors and Preceptors
This guide offers a partial list of library books and other resources created to support you as clinical instructors and preceptors. Digital tools (ebooks and websites) have been prioritized in this guide to best support your work, but please also visit the library website to search for additional materials and print resources.
If you have any questions, would like help locating additional resources, or want access to a book that isn't already in the library collection, please don't hesitate to contact Richelle Witherspoon or Alex Goudreau.
General Instructional Support at UNB
UNB has teams on both main campuses to support you in your instruction. They have robust online presences via their Sharepoint sites and also offer one-on-one support.
UNB Saint John's Department of Nursing and Health Sciences Collaborative Assessment of Student Abilities (CASA) Student Guide
This book encompasses current trends in health care and nursing education with expanded content on ways to maximize the clinical learning experiences of nursing students, use new technologies in clinical teaching, teach and evaluate student performance, and address ethical and legal issues in clinical teaching. New content covers topics such as establishing and using dedicated education units, integrating simulation with clinical education, using new technologies for clinical learning, teaching and evaluating performance in distance education, promoting interprofessional education in clinical setting.
When employed as a substitute for real clinical time, simulation scenarios have proven effective in bridging the gap between theory and practice. Written by educators for educators, this book provides all the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to make simulation feasible, enjoyable, and meaningful for students. In this edition, there are 25 new chapters, 20 of them scenarios for all levels and specialties, and 11 of those representing interprofessional education and team training. This acclaimed text for nursing faculty provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on all aspects of clinical simulation.
With essential, updated content for novice and experienced nurse educators this evidence-based text delivers the full scope of knowledge necessary for novice and experienced faculty to become competent teachers in nursing. The only book to focus on the full academic role, it encompasses all of the key concepts required for effective teaching, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, becoming a scholar in nursing education, and much more.
This book is a reference guide for new and experienced Canadian nurse educators teaching in academic and clinical contexts. It is intended to guide educators with information on theories and philosophies of teaching and learning, information on assessments and evaluation, in-class teaching strategies, and current trends in the Canadian nursing education landscape. It is a collection of chapters from the biggest names in Canadian nursing education research and is published by the representative body for Canadian schools of nursing.
Nurse Preceptors have the power to make or break a career, and good ones can inspire a nurse to achieve greatness. But effective precepting programs depend on two critical groups the nurses who support, teach and coach and the nurses who organize and manage the program. Beth Ulrich nationally recognized for her research in work environments and transitional experiences of new graduate nurses brings both groups the knowledge, tools skills and wisdom for success. Written for staff nurses and their managers, Mastering Precepting: A Nurse´s Handbook for Success helps nurse preceptors learn how to teach and also to seek the support they need to be effective. For Managers, it emphasizes the importance of providing nurse preceptors with positive and supportive experiences.
This peer reviewed e-book is a must-read for nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with text boxes describing ‘Creative Strategies’ that clinical teachers from across Canada have successfully implemented. For those who are interested in background knowledge, the authors provided a comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' the text box summaries offer step-by-step directions for creative, challenging activities that both new and experienced instructors can begin using immediately.
CASN/ACESI (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing/Association canadienne des écoles de sciences infirmières) is the national voice for nursing education, research, and scholarship and represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in Canada.