Clinical Faculty Academy Registration

The Clinical Faculty Academy is a two-day conference designed to help prepare registered nurses for their important roles as clinical instructors in area nursing programs. The Academy was created through a collaborative effort between nursing schools and hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area. There is no fee to participate in the Academy.

What Will I Gain?
As a clinical educator, you can help train the next generation of nurses. Through the Clinical Faculty Academy, you will gain the following.

  • knowledge and skills essential for success in an adjunct clinical faculty role
  • a support network for adjunct clinical educators
  • stronger connections between clinical practice sites and academic environments

If you are a hospital nurse who wants to teach and your hospital does not already have an established relationship with a school in which you can teach, please contact Kathy Nadlman. Clinical educators who teach in BSN programs and do not already have their MSN degree are expected to begin or continue their MSN coursework.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

August 3-4, 2017
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences
624 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

Registration is due two weeks before the session. Register online. Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis. You will be sent a confirmation email  two weeks before the Academy with registration materials. If you do not receive this email, contact Kathy Nadlman.


Tentative Agenda

Day 1
7:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
8 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m. Why We Are Here – Context for Curricular Design and Clinical Instruction
9:45 a.m. Break
10 a.m. Legal Issues in Clinical Education
11:30 a.m. Lunch (provided)
12:15 p.m. Student Learning in the Clinical Setting
1:35 p.m. Clinical Evaluation: Concepts and Processes
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Clinical Evaluation Tools
4:30 p.m. Summary
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
Day 2
8:15 a.m. Opening and Announcements
8:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Multiple Roles – From Staff to Teacher
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Conducting Pre- and Post-Conferences
11:45 a.m. Lunch (provided)
12:45 p.m. Dealing With Difficult Students
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Creating a Positive Learning Environment
3:45 p.m. Summary
4 p.m. Adjourn

St. Joseph Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This two-day program is approved for 13 contact hours.

Partnership and Support
The Clinical Faculty Academy is a collaborative partnership between Collegiate Nurse Educators of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Area Nurse Executives, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Council — the local office of the Kansas and Missouri hospital associations.

For More Information
Please contact Kathy Nadlman.