Effective Teaching: A Prime for Nurse Educators

5 CE Hrs
Effective Teaching: A Prime for Nurse Educators


This course strives to help nurse educators to become more effective instructors. Reasons for teaching and how practicing good teaching methods affect the classroom environment and student success are discussed. Strategies and tips for staying on track and getting organized as well as an overview of diverse teaching techniques to help instructors plan the best way to present information to students are also covered. In addition, this course explores the process of critical thinking to enhance your awareness of how to improve your students' performance as critical thinkers.

Target Audience

This course is designed for enhance the teaching methodology knowledge of nurse educators, nursing faculty and/or nurses seeking to explore career opportunities in the nurse education field.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how your reasons for teaching influence student success in the classroom.
  2. Define teaching.
  3. Define key components of good teaching.
  4. Recognize the importance of planning.
  5. Identify ways to effectively plan a class.
  6. Compare and contrast the various teaching techniques.
  7. Learn to use a planning checklist.
  8. Explain how the teacher creates the learning environment in the classroom.
  9. Determine how the classroom environment influences student participation.
  10. Identify behavior in the classroom that might hinder the learning process.
  11. Identify ways that a student can have a win-win learning experience in the classroom.
  12. List actions that can help establish classroom control.
  13. Recognize appropriate strategies to deal with disruptive student behavior.
  14. Describe interventions to re-establish classroom control.
  15. List reasons for asking questions.
  16. Indicate how to select students to respond.
  17. Explain how the teacher should respond.
  18. List the different forms questions can take.
  19. List the characteristics of a good question.
  20. List strategies for effective classroom questioning.
  21. Define Bloom's Taxonomy.
  22. Outline the six levels of learning in Bloom's Taxonomy.
  23. Explain why critical thinking is so important for both teachers and students.
  24. Identify how previous knowledge can help and hinder the understanding of new information.
  25. Describe ways a teacher can assess students' critical thinking skills.
  26. Explain the role that values, assumptions, and opinions play in students' processing and evaluating what they are learning.
  27. Explain the characteristics of critical and non-critical thinkers.

Completion Requirements

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CNE activity, participants must:

  • Be registered for this activity,
  • Review the course material,
  • Complete the course post-test and obtain a grade of 70% or higher,
  • Complete and submit the course evaluation survey.
  • Other requirements for some of the courses may also include participation discussion boards, practice exercises, practice questions, etc.

Conflict of Interest (or lack thereof) for Planners, Authors and Presenters

A conflict of interest exists if any individual/entity that is in a position to influence the content, design, or implementation of the CNE activity is ALSO in a position to benefit financially from the success of a CNE activity.

The planners, authors and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed no conflict of interest including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this CNE activity.

Commercial/Sponsor Support

There is no commercial company or sponsor support for this CNE activity.

Non-Endorsement of Products

The National Healthcare Institute CNE provider approval status refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply that there is a real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.

Off-Label Product Use

This CNE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Course Aprrovals

Nursing Board Approvals

National Healthcare Institute (NHI) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California*, Florida and District of Columbia Board of Nursing. All CNE courses offer by National Healthcare Institute follow the standards recommended by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for this type of educational activities.

California Board of Registered Nursing*

Registered Nurse

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Midwife
Nurse Practitioner

Florida Board of Nursing

Registered Nurse
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

* Please note that the California Board of Registered Nursing (aka Registered Nursing Program) does not approve individual courses; however, as an approved CE provider (CA Provider 15701), National Healthcare Institute offers course content and utilize instructors who meet the requirements of Sections 1456 and 1457, Title 16, of the California Code of Regulations in order to meet the CE requirements for nurses in the State of California.



  • Number: CE110017
  • CE Broker ID: 20-344929
  • Contact hours: 5 CE Hrs
  • Price: $24.95
  • Expiration date: Friday, 20 October 2017

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