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 their programs.
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:
Interested in Applying? Visit the ES-FAMI Online Application.