Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Higher Education | Nursing
This study explored the stories of the experiences of three associate degree nurse educators and how they evolved in the way they viewed their world as they transitioned in their role from nurse expert to experienced nurse educator. As associate degree nursing education is the most commonly reported initial nursing education of registered nurses in the United States, and, because of the highly affordable and accessible means for educating the next generation of nurses, the purpose of this study was to address the projected nurse and nursing faculty shortage. Through narrative inquiry, this study has provided a means to inform and educate prospective readers of what it means to be an associate degree nurse educator in the community college setting, with the goal of enlightening, inspiring, and creating connections between faculty and clinical nurses and students, thus promoting them to consider entering in the field of nursing education.
Ross, Bonnie Jill, "Stories of becoming and being an associate degree nurse educator: A narrative inquiry study examining how participants' ways of knowing evolved through their experiences" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 637.