Welcome to ES-FAMI - Eastern Shore Faculty Academy and Mentorship Initiative
Purpose of the Academy
The Eastern Shore Faculty Academy and Mentorship Initiative
(ES-FAMI), a collaborative effort among the Departments of
Nursing at Salisbury University, Chesapeake College and
Sojourner-Douglass College, will prepare experienced BS and
MS-prepared registered nurses for new roles as part-time
clinical nursing faculty. The lack of qualified nursing faculty
is a concern among nursing schools across the nation,
particularly those who are culturally and ethnically diverse.
The academy will create a ‘registry’ of diverse candidates who
complete the program, and the participating nursing schools may
employ the qualified clinical faculty to teach part-time in
This 30 contact-hour program involves on-line instruction, as
well as, a face-to-face introductory session, simulated clinical
teaching sessions, and mentoring workshops. Academy attendees
will learn: the expectations of clinical faculty; how to design
and manage experiences in the clinical setting; and principles
of evaluating student performance and providing feedback. The
attendees will also be given opportunities for mentorships and
networking with other health professionals. Attendees will
receive a generous stipend. Upon completion of the academy,
attendees will be expected to teach at least one clinical
section per year for a two year period as needed.
Academy Participant Objectives
Upon completion of the Eastern Shore Faculty and Mentorship
Initiative, Academy attendees will be able to:
- Apply the principles of teaching/learning to various types of student learners in the clinical setting.
- Participate in on line discussions regarding aspects of
teaching in the clinical setting and complete projects which
involve on line activities.
- Describe the role of the part-time clinical educator in the
- Structure learning experiences in a clinical setting, as well
as, devise an alternative plan for student clinical experience
should the need arise.
- Plan and implement valuable pre-clinical and post-clinical
experiences and conferences.
- Provide constructive feedback to nursing students in a
- Implement strategies to manage challenging students in a
- Participate in discussion groups about their teaching
experiences during mentorship workshops.
- Participate in high fidelity simulated patient care
experiences and assess performance of both students and faculty
in the simulated setting.
- Discuss potential legal implications of role as a clinical
- Integrate current evidence into clinical teaching practice.
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