Transitioning from the Clinic to the Classroom: An Academic Survival Guide

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is 10$ for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 20$. With the rapid acceleration of DNP clinician graduates, more DNP-prepared NPs are being recruited into academia. The current faculty vacancy average rate is nearly 8 percent with 90 percent of those vacancies seeking doctorly-prepared candidates. Considering transitioning from the clinic to the classroom? Thinking about an adjunct or part-time faculty role to balance with practice or perhaps a full-time academic position with a faculty practice? This presentation will give you practical career advice, comparing both clinical and research tracks, giving you a survival guide for academia from an experienced faculty member.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

• Differentiate the roles of academic and clinical practitioners.
• Plan a successful transition from a clinical practice to a scholastic environment.
• Identify strategies to achieve academic excellence in a faculty role.

Course summary
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Dr. Peck is an expert pediatric nurse practitioner and anti-trafficking advocate who provides innovative, visionary and award-winning leadership to develop and lead inclusive and diverse interprofessional teams to provide outcomes of high-quality health care. Dr. Peck is currently a professor of nursing at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas. She holds active credentials as a pediatric nurse practitioner, a certified nurse educator and a clinical nurse leader. Dr. Peck travels nationally to speak on the use of technology in nursing education and practice, including health impacts of social media use by teens. As both a nurse practitioner and a mother of four children, she has a special interest in educating and equipping families to promote positive physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health. She is an accomplished author of clinical articles for peer-reviewed journals, regular contributor for parenting magazines and frequent guest on radio and television to promote child health.

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  • 1.00 Contact hours


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