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Clinical Nurse Educator at The Nemours Foundation

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Orlando, Florida





Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

Registered Nurse with responsibilities for leading education to improve the quality, safety, and the patient experience of care delivered.

The Clinical Nurse Educator holds the primary responsibility for implementing strategies that promote optimal learning and the effective translation of knowledge and skills to the learners practice environment thus enhancing a learner’s competence. The Clinical Nurse Educator facilitates nursing professional development by engaging nurses in lifelong learning activities to enhance their professional competence and role performance. The clinical educator operates in both the practice and learning environment to meet the demands of the practice setting. At the core of the professional development process is evidence-base practice, which integrates the highest level of evidence, educational and clinical expertise, and learner values to facilitate decision-making. Critical thinking to apply scientific knowledge and theory relate to both educational methods and practice. The programs and services include orientation, competency program, in-service and continuing education, career development & role transition, and research & scholarship. The overall outcome is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to support protection of the public and provision of safe, quality care. This is reflected in the adoption of new behaviors and/or process as part of ongoing change; acquisition of knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes upon which to base practice; and professional role competence and growth.

Registered Nurse with responsibilities for leading education to improve the quality, safety, and the patient experience of care delivered.

The Clinical Nurse Educator holds the primary responsibility for implementing strategies that promote optimal learning and the effective translation of knowledge and skills to the learners practice environment thus enhancing a learner’s competence. The Clinical Nurse Educator facilitates nursing professional development by engaging nurses in lifelong learning activities to enhance their professional competence and role performance. The clinical educator operates in both the practice and learning environment to meet the demands of the practice setting. At the core of the professional development process is evidence-base practice, which integrates the highest level of evidence, educational and clinical expertise, and learner values to facilitate decision-making. Critical thinking to apply scientific knowledge and theory relate to both educational methods and practice. The programs and services include orientation, competency program, in-service and continuing education, career development & role transition, and research & scholarship. The overall outcome is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to support protection of the public and provision of safe, quality care. This is reflected in the adoption of new behaviors and/or process as part of ongoing change; acquisition of knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes upon which to base practice; and professional role competence and growth.

The Clinical Nursing Educator professional practice includes:


  • Collect data from educational activities and other sources to determine educational needs.

  • Identify issues and trends, obtain and analyze data for individual, organizations, communities.

  • Establish a nursing education curriculum, programs, and/or plan that outline strategies and alternatives to achieve the established educational and organizational outcomes.

  • Implement the educational plan utilizing teaching and learning principles.

  • Influence the planning process, enhance the abilities of others, and affect change.

  • Evaluate progress to attainments of outcomes. 

The Clinical Nursing Educator professional development includes:


  • Systematically enhance the quality and effectiveness of nursing professional development practice.

  • Maintain current knowledge and competency in nursing and professional development practice.

  • Evaluate his/her own practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, and relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.

  • Model professional behaviors including involvement/collaboration in professional organizations, academic institutions, engagement in lifelong learning activities, dissemination of information through publications and presentations, and involvement in nursing research and evidence-based activities.

  • Establish collegial partnerships contributing to the professional development of peers, students, colleagues, and others.

  • Collaborate with inter-professional team members, leaders, stakeholders, and others to facilitate nursing practice and positive outcomes for consumers.

  • Integrate ethics and evidence into teaching and learning & practice environments.

  • Advocate for the protection and rights of individuals, families, communities, populations, healthcare providers, nursing and other professions, institutions, and organizations.

  • Consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost related to professional development activities and expected outcomes.

  • Utilize skilled oral, written, and electronic communication to communicate effectively and to foster collegial relationships both intra- and interdepartmentally.

Job Requirements


  • BSN required

  • Master’s Degree - MSN preferred; if master’s degree is not in nursing, applicants, must have a BSN.

  • Minimum of 6 months Pediatric Critical Care RN experience required

  • Current, active, & unencumbered Registered Nurse license in the State of Florida required upon hire

  • National Certification in Professional Development and/or Nursing Clinical Specialty preferred

  • American Heart Association BLS and PALS required upon hire

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.