Upcoming Opportunities
Developing Clinical Nursing Faculty through Mentorship (Dr. Susan Knowles)
Our Goals:

Academic Clinical Education

Clinical Faculty Development
  • Educate Nurses


  • Educate Students


  • Infuse QSEN


  • Quality Clinical Orientation

  • Successful Clinical Faculty Mentoring


  • Collaboration between academic and clinical practice


  • Continuous Faculty Development

New Item:  

RNFD Clinical faculty development workshop & orientation

When: August 20th 1-5pm

Where: UMASS Medical School, Worcester MA

55 Lake Ave

Lazarre Auditorium

4.0 CE hours will be awarded




RNFD Clinical faculty development workshop & orientation

When August 19th. 9-1pm

Simulation Activities 2-4




RNFD Clinical faculty development workshop 

St. Anselems 

When August 21st 








Below are the links to register for all of the upcoming QSEN webinars. 


The Art of Giving Feedback - 8/29



Addressing Incivility & Lateral Violence in the Nursing Workforce - 9/5


















1.     Mentoring is about developing a structured and trusting relationship between a seasoned clinical faculty member (mentor) and an aspiring clinical nursing faculty member (mentee).


2.     This mentoring relationship focuses on sharing knowledge, expertise, support, and guidance as the novice nursing instructor transitions into the academic clinical educator role.




The mentoring relationship will:


1.     Provide a smooth transition from clinical nurse expert to academic clinical nursing instructor

2.     Enhance faculty engagement

3.     Increase job satisfaction

4.     Provide a communication link between full-time faculty and part-time clinical faculty

5.     Strengthen teaching skills/experiences of both seasoned and novice clinical faculty

6.     Provide a bridge between didactic and clinical teaching


Set-up a Mentoring Plan


a.    Set clear goals, purpose, and objectives for the relationship

b.    Frequency of meetings

c.     Confidentiality of discussions

d.    Determine useful activities

e.    Build trust

Resouces and Support needs.


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