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July 5, 2012

Dear Colleague,

It's National Nurses in Staff Development Week! I hope you are taking some time to celebrate this special role, whether for yourself or your colleagues. In honor of this week, I'd like to share some Quick Tips for Nurse Educators published in the June issue of Nursing Management:

  • Avoid overreliance on PowerPoint slides.
  • Use eye contact to help your presentation seem more like a higher “conversation.”
  • When creating PowerPoint slides, use a type font that's larger than 32 points and limit your number of slides.
  • Begin with a question and encourage participation and discussion.
  • Use images, graphics, and cartoons to visually stimulate the learners and make your presentation fun.
  • Create clinical scenarios to humanize the topic.

Quick Tips For Nurse Educators

The Development of an Educational Intervention to Address Workplace Bullying: A Pilot Study

Research Priorities for Nursing Professional Development: A Modified e-Delphi Study

SPECIAL FEATURE: Interdisciplinary Team Training: Five Lessons Learned

Education special: Do you want to be a staff-development specialist?

Assessment and Planning for a Dedicated Education Unit

You can read this article in its entirety and learn more tips (I think they're good for students as well as educators and staff development nurses!) Also, don't miss the other articles in More Resources to read more on this topic.

Our next issue will focus on I.V. therapy - see you then!


Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito

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