Nurse Educator - are registered nurses with advanced education who are also teachers. Most work as nurses for a period of time before dedicating their careers (part-time or full-time) to educating future nurses.
Nurse educators serve as faculty members in nursing schools
Teaching hospitals, sharing their knowledge and skills to prepare the next generation of nurses for effective practice.
They develop lesson plans, teach courses, evaluate educational programs, oversee students’ clinical practice and serve as role models for their students.
They may teach general courses or focus on areas of specialization, such as geriatric nursing, pediatric nursing or nursing informatics.
Most nurse educators have extensive clinical experience, and many continue caring for patients after becoming educators.
Even if they no longer practice, nurse educators must stay current with new nursing methods and technologies, which keep them on the leading edge of clinical practice.
With experience, nurse educators may advance to administrative roles, such as managing nurse education programs, writing or reviewing textbooks and developing continuing education programs for working nurses.
This career is in extremely high demand, because the United Statesis experiencing a serious nursing shortage.

Many government agencies, professional groups and nonprofit organizations have launched campaigns to encourage young people to choose a career in nurse education. One example is the Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow Coalition, which points prospective nurse educators to resources and funding opportunities needed to enter the field.

Non-clinical Job Options for Nurses:

Nurses have a variety of options from which to choose. Many options for nurses are similar to some of the non-clinical careers for physicians. Below are a few options:
Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Nursing Informatics
Teaching, training: Nursing school, science teacher, medical certifications, etc.
Patient advocate: nurses often serve as successful patient advocates due to not only their clinical knowledge, but also their knowledge of how the healthcare system works.
Healthcare Executive, hospital administrator, Chief Nursing Officer.
Medical consulting - nurses may consult with medical practices,insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, or hospitals on a variety of areas of expertise within the medical and nursing fields.
  Legal Nurse Consultant: nurses may provide clinical expertise and analysis on   medical liability cases, or criminal cases needing medical forensic analysis or medical expert testimony.
Business owner, independent consultant - Some nurses may incorporate themselves as a business, and provide a plethora of services incorporating many of the above roles into their business.



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