Key considerations for moving to a nurse faculty role: A dean's perspective

Julie Marfell, Patricia C. Mc Mullen, Marie Eileen Onieal, Monica Scheibmeir, Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh

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Expert nurse practitioners (NPs) grounded in clinical practice are needed to prepare the future NPs. This article discusses key considerations for moving from the role of expert clinician to nurse educator. The considerations for making the move to the educator role including reflection on rewards associated with teaching, similarities between practice and education, faculty support, and role responsibilities are presented from a dean's perspective. The typical hiring process is discussed including what questions may be asked of the faculty candidate as well as what questions should be asked by the faculty candidate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-483
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2017

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©2017 American Association of Nurse Practitioners


  • Education
  • administration
  • advanced practice nurse
  • faculty
  • nurse practitioner
  • pedagogy
  • preceptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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