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Professional Growth in Staff Development
Strategies for New and Experienced Educators

Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN


First-ever career ladder for nursing professional development specialists and educators.

This training resource is a professional development career ladder for nursing professional development specialists and educators at any experience level. Whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, this book provides all the steps you need to progress professionally or chart the professional development of your staff.

Designed to progress staff development professionals along the learning continuum from novice to expert, this resource by Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, provides insightful strategies that can be used to design individualized orientation to educators at all levels as well as to set goals, write job descriptions, provide feedback, and assess competence.

Benefits:

  • Establish a new framework for competency by using proven methods from an experienced professional
  • Enhance your training library with customizable orientation tools such as program outlines and expectations, performance review criteria, critical thinking activities, and evaluation methods
  • Keep yourself professionally engaged and motivated through continuous education and development
  • Gain strategies for establishing formal staff development preceptorships and mentorships


Some tools and forms included with your book:

  • Competency-based orientation for staff development professionals
  • Critical thinking exercise template
  • Checklist for preparing to welcome new staff development employees
  • Basic education for novice staff development specialists
  • Sample job description statements for advanced beginners
  • Orientation competencies for competent staff development specialists
  • Sample job description statements for proficient staff development specialists
  • Orientation competencies for expert staff development specialists


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Adapting Benner’s Levels of Expertise to Staff Development
Chapter 2: Filling Staff Development Vacancies
Chapter 3: Competencies for Nursing Professional Development Specialists
Chapter 4: Critical Thinking in Staff Development
Chapter 5: Staff Development Orientation: An Overview
Chapter 6: Nurturing the Novice in Staff Development
Chapter 7: Nurturing the Advanced Beginner in Staff Development
Chapter 8: Nurturing the Competent in Staff Development
Chapter 9: Nurturing the Proficient in Staff Development
Chapter 10: Nurturing the Expert in Staff Development
Chapter 11: Developing Preceptor and Mentorships for Staff Development Specialists


Learning objectives:

  • Identify strategies to fill staff development vacancies
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to hiring internal candidates
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to hiring external candidates
  • Describe some general principles pertaining to the orientation of persons to the staff development department
  • Identify characteristics of the novice staff development practitioner
  • Describe the behaviors of the advanced beginner staff development practitioner
  • Determine what constitutes a competent staff development practitioner
  • Evaluate the job performance of a proficient staff development practitioner
  • Determine the behaviors of an expert staff development practitioner
  • Identify sources of competency statements for nursing professional development specialists
  • Explain how such competencies may be used as practice foundations and in career advancement programs for nursing professional development specialists
  • Describe how to implement critical thinking exercises for each level of staff development expertise
  • Identify important elements of staff development orientation
  • Differentiate between the novice in staff development and the clinical nurse
  • Identify resources for the orientation of the novice in staff development
  • Explain how to nurture the professional growth and development of the novice
  • Explain the role of the advanced beginner in staff development
  • Develop job description statements for the advanced beginner
  • Identify strategies for the orientation of the advanced beginner in staff development
  • Explain how to nurture the professional growth and development of the advanced beginner
  • Explain the role of the competent in staff development
  • Develop job description statements for the competent
  • Identify strategies for the orientation of the competent in staff development
  • Explain how to nurture the professional growth and development of the competent
  • Explain the role of the proficient in staff development
  • Develop job description statements for the proficient
  • Identify strategies for the orientation of the proficient in staff development
  • Explain how to nurture the professional growth and development of the proficient
  • Explain the role of the expert in staff development
  • Develop job description statements for the expert
  • Identify strategies for the orientation of the expert in staff development
  • Explain how to nurture the professional growth and development of the expert
  • Describe the components of a preceptor program for staff development specialists
  • Identify strategies for development mentorship programs for staff development

 

About the Author:

Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is the owner of Avillion’s Curriculum Design in York, PA, and specializes in designing continuing education programs for healthcare professionals and freelance medical writing. She is the editor of the e-newsletter Staff Development Weekly, and is a frequent presenter at NNSDO and various conferences and conventions devoted to continuing education and staff development. She is the author of Evidence-Based Staff Development: Strategies to Create, Measure, and Refine Your Program, A Practical Guide to Staff Development: Evidence-Based Tools and Techniques for Effective Education, and the Nurse Educator Manual: Essential Skills and Guidelines for Effective Practice.

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HCPro Inc. has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, contributors, or their partners/spouses have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

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Published: February 2011