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Working Effectively in Nurse Education

Examine the features which characterise an effective working relationship between educators and students in nursing.

Working Effectively in Nurse Education
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Develop your knowledge of an effective working relationship in nurse education

Evidence demonstrates that the relationship between students and teachers in nursing is fundamental to learning, and may be a source of stress. We examine the components of an effective working relationship, the roles and responsibilities of individuals, and the learning support opportunities that may be gained from effective relationships.

What topics will you cover?

  • Effective working relationships
  • Supporting transition to a new area of practice
  • Planning learning opportunities to support student achievement in placement
  • Professionalism and credibility
  • Knowledge
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Roles and responsibilities

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore features of an effective working relationship between teacher and student in nurse education

Who is the course for?

This course is for MSc Nursing students.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

A senior nurse specialising in the care of patients with renal and urological disorders. 20 years experience in education, including in South Africa. MSc Nursing Course Director online and on campus.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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