A nurse educator oversees the continuing education and evaluation of the nursing staff and caregivers. They normally work with hospital administrators to develop continuing education programs and evaluations for the staff at their institution, as well as help set policies and create systems related to patient care. The nurse educator analyzes a wide spectrum of healthcare needs to provide the best educational resources for staff of a hospital or clinic. They must be able to facilitate training, evaluations, and any necessary employee remediation. This may involve development of manuals, training guides, and a variety of procedures and systems. The nurse educator typically delivers presentations to larger groups both in person and via teleconference.
Nurse Educator Tasks
Analyze practice and standards to identify gaps and design educational initiatives to improve care.
Manage and coordinate educational activities and documentation.
Support and guide clinical staff in learning, applying, and implementing care guidelines, processes, and standards.
Participate in performance evaluations of clinical staff.