Online Courses

Clinical Faculty: A New Practice Role

Are you a new clinical faculty member or an experienced clinical faculty member looking to learn more about teaching? Are you in the process of hiring or training new clinical faculty? This six-week facilitated online course will help prepare you or your colleagues for teaching nursing students in a clinical setting. The course will provide you with expert guidance, tools, and interaction with other nursing faculty from around the country.

Past participants said:

"It was great to see how instructors handle various situations, both new and experienced."

"I really enjoyed the open forums and having the ability to discuss important topics with nurses from different backgrounds and experience levels."

"I am not a new clinical faculty; every module had some 'pearls of wisdom'. "


  • Course Topics

    Through weekly readings, discussion and online activities, you will discuss relevant topics such as:

    • The faculty role
    • Managing the clinical day
    • Clinical instruction
    • Teaching and learning strategies
    • Simulation
    • Academic policies and resources

    (Course content reviewed and updated 2013.)

  • When

    October 10 - November 18, 2016

    Registration deadline - October 7, 2016

  • How You Will Be Evaluated

    You must complete at least 80% of the assigned course discussions and the course evaluation to earn a contact hour record.

    You will contribute meaningfully to the discussion for each module, locate resources from your own school of nursing, participate in learning activities, and read each module's content.

  • Fees

    $299
    $237 NLN member

    Payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. Advance registration is required. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at iuconfs@indiana.edu or by phone at (812) 855-4224.

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Faculty

    betsy braun

    Elizabeth (Betsy) Braun MSN, RN, CPN, CNE
    Indiana University School of Nursing

    Betsy obtained her BSN (2001) and MSN (2009) from Indiana University.  She is currently a certified pediatric nurse and a certified nurse educator.  Her clinical background is a pediatric nurse at Riley Hospital for Children, where she worked as a charge nurse and preceptor for five years. 

    In 2006 Betsy took on the role of clinical educator for several inpatient nursing units at Riley Hospital for Children. After obtaining her MSN (Nursing Education) in 2009, Betsy transitioned to her current role of adjunct clinical lecturer. This position is a shared role between IU Health and Indiana University School of Nursing. She spends 80% of her time teaching at IU School of Nursing and 20% of her time working with the IU Health C.O.R.E. essentials orientation team. 

    At IU School of Nursing Betsy teaches various courses including pediatric clinical, health and wellness and health assessment practicum.  Betsy’s role in the IU Health C.O.R.E. essentials orientation team includes helping with curriculum development, facilitation of orientation days, and presentation of various orientation topics. 

     Faculty subject to change without notice.

    The faculty/facilitators of this academic course do not have any conflict of interest. No commercial support or sponsorship was received for the development of this course. This course is reviewed and updated by the faculty/facilitator prior to the date of the offering.

  • Contact Hours & Disclosures

    11.3 hours

    Successful Completion of the Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity 

    In order to receive contact hours for the CNE activity you must complete all required activities and complete the online course evaluation at the end of the course period. 

    Conflicts of Interest 

    A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to influence educational content about health care products or services of a commercial company with which they have a financial relationship.

    None of the planners, presenters, or faculty disclosed a conflict of interest related to this activity.

    Commercial Company Support

    Commercial support is financial or in-kind contributions given by a commercial interest that are used to pay for all or part of the costs of a CNE activity.

    No commercial support has been received for this activity.

    The absence of commercial bias will be evaluated in the institute evaluation survey. 

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.

  • Register

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    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.