Carol Dyck, MSN-Ed, RN
Title: Clinical Instructor
Building: BRB 2105
New Nurse Orientation, Med-Surg, UHC, Cardiovascular, Trauma and Nursing Management
Sigma Theta Tau
Cardiovascular, Med Surg, Geriatrics, End of life
Volunteering to Promote the Profession of Nursing
CHF – Nurse Navigator – volunteer nursing care – self developed program designed to assist patients with CHF, and cardiac diagnosis that educate the patients on how to use and live with self-management skills that prevent readmission to hospitals
- Bethesda Clinic – RN – Volunteer program within their clinic.
The role of the nurse educator is a unique and gratifying one which allows the educator to impact the health of so many more people than the patients and families who are recipients of direct care. Nurse Educators impact the health of others through the care provided by all those nurses taught by the educator.
My mantra and my job responsibility as an educator is it to ensure that the nurses in my care are successful during their career journey. Nursing education is not easy, it is important that all effort be giving to our present nurses and future nurses to help them stay in front of modern changes of technologies and evidence based practice requirements. Nursing educators must have a passionate love for the calling, along with enough enthusiasm to make the difference in the nursing careers of others. They need to be kind, compassionate, understanding, with a true ability to display honesty, and be willing to go the extra mile for the nurses in their cohort of responsibility. Nursing educators have to be able to understand, listen, and openly communicate in innovative ways that promote collaboration in dialogue and professional interactions for growth within groups or individually.
Changes to healthcare both in ways of practice and methods of delivery are examples where the educators must constantly be assessing the learning needs and the determinants of learning for the different populations of learners they work with. My nursing philosophy beliefs are to be committed to delivering customer focused, value driven and quality patient care and to enhance through education to the upcoming generations of nurses. To always be able to practice and reflect in my actions the beliefs, understanding, ethics and values that I hold high as being an example of whom I am as a nurse and educator. I practice each day with a simple concept, if I could only make the difference in one person’s life in a day, then I have done something right for them and God.
My position and beliefs in nursing are not only for my place of employment, they are carried with me throughout my volunteer services in the community, treating others with dignity and recognizing that everyone is special and deserves the best I have to offer. The concept of a person involves, family, friends and life line connections whose values are to be respected and worthy in all aspects. It is also important to empower those who are in my care to take control and charge of their situations and life, therefore allowing opportunities beyond ones’ comprehension.