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Part 1: Setting Realistic Expectations for a Positive Clinical Experience: Where To Begin?

DATE: APRIL 4, 2013
TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)


Webinar Overview

Setting realistic clinical expectations is needed to foster student success. During this webinar, the speaker will explore “essential patient safety standards” for clinical.  Setting clear expectations helps ensure a successful clinical experience for both the students and the faculty.

Click here for Webinar Series Part 2:
Teaching and Connecting in Clinical: Tools for Clinical Faculty

Click here for Webinar Series Part 3: 
Evaluating Student P
erformance in Clinical: Meeting the Challenge with Proven Solutions

Webinar Speaker

Dorsen Lydia R. Zager, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Lydia Zager, a clinical professor in the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina.  She earned her MSN in nursing administration with a minor in education from the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas and her BSN from Pittsburg State University in Kansas.  She co-founded Leading Learning Inc. and is an Executive Director.  She is certified as a Nurse Executive Advanced and was a fellow of the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Development Program.   Lydia retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Nurse Corps and served in a variety of leadership positions.  She was the Director of the Center for Nursing Leadership for South Carolina from 2004 - 2010.  Lydia is a sought after resource for faculty development consultations and workshops and has made numerous state and national presentations.  Her expertise is in developing clinical nursing instructors & preceptors particularly in the areas of clinical reasoning, evaluation and organizing the clinical day to help meet patient safety and NCLEX® Standards.  Lydia is the co-author of the book, “The Eight Step Approach to Teaching Clinical Nursing” (2011) and “The Eight-Step Approach for Student Clinical Success” (2011).  She wrote two chapters on leadership and the multigenerational student for the book, “Mastering the Teaching Role: A Guide for Nurse Educator” (2008).  She has recently co-developed and implemented a concept curriculum.  Lydia was awarded the 2006 SC Palmetto Gold recipient of the top 100 nurses in SC and received the 2004 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award at USC.    


webinar reCording

AACN Member Faculty Recording

NOTE: Only faculty of AACN Member Schools can participate in this AACN Faculty Webinar. You must be a member of the AACN Collaboration Community to view this Webinar. Please contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at apierce@aacn.nche.edu for access.