By the end of week 2, you will identify and arrange to interview an experienced nurse educator about the trends in nursing education that she/he has observed or experienced during her/his career in education. You will also develop 15 interview questions.
· Who does the interviewee teach?
· What does your interviewee teach and where?
· Trends and changes in nursing education as experienced by the person you interviewed.
· Your interview questions will depend on the method of interview (formal or informal, face-to-face, or online web meeting/conferencing) and the specific area the nurse educator is practicing.
· Word your questions clearly and concisely.
· Ask open-ended questions.
· Begin the interview with simple, factual questions that are easy to answer (icebreakers). This will help put the nurse educator at ease and help you establish a rapport. For example:
· You may ask about qualifications, credentials, expertise, experience, level of education, responsibilities, and/or a typical day.
· You may wish to ask questions that elicit feedback about how the person became interested in nursing education, how education was selected as a career path, and what steps were taken to become a nurse educator.
· Next, seek information about personal experiences and opinions, such as:
· Teaching philosophy and goals related to nursing education
· Experiences with curricula
· Experiences with evaluation
· Ways of knowing that student goals are met
· Ways of engaging and/or enriching student learning
· Outlook on the future of nursing education
· The most effective teaching strategies
· Positive experiences in teaching
· Challenges faced as a nurse educator