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Implementation of a Teaching Assistant Program in Graduate Nursing Education

Goode, Victoria M. MSNA, CRNA; Horvath, Catherine MSN, CRNA; Jasinski, Donna PhD, CRNA

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3182a0e734
Departments: Faculty Issues

Identifying and educating students who have an interest and talent to be future educators is a challenge throughout academia, including nursing. The ideal scenario is to identify students early in their education and construct or scaffold a unique relationship between professor and student. The authors discuss a teaching assistant model, implemented in a nursing graduate program, which augments the education process while developing potential future nursing educators.

Author Affiliations: Instructor (Mss Goode and Horvath) and Associate Professor (Dr Jasinski), School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Goode, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University, 3700 Reservoir Rd, NW, Box 571107, Washington, DC 20057 (vmg7@georgetown.edu).

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