Reply To: educators in staffing

  • Kelly Horn

    December 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    At McLane Children’s in Temple, TX, I work three 12 hour shifts as a charge nurse, but I do not have a patient load.  I do help with procedures, charting (admissions/discharges/care plans), medications, etc. as needed for workflow.  My role is half clinical educator (Nursing Professional Development) and half charge nurse so I split my time: 36 hours per pay period as charge, 40 as educator.  I actually prefer this.  While it is hectic and difficult sometimes to keep it all straight doing both things, I really like keeping up my skills and knowledge of what is happening on the floor, and I feel like the staff respect me more for it.  If I need more education time to hold classes, internship, residency, chemo, clinical coach etc. , I can either charge to unit education or go above my 40 with approval.  It has never been a problem and I have been doing this since 2009.  I have a system of scheduling and it works.  



    Kelly Horn, MSN, RN, CPON

    Clinical Educator/Charge Nurse

    Pediatric Medical Surgical Unit

    McLane Children’s Medical Center

    Temple, Texas 76502

    office 254-935-4416

    cell 254-718-7722




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    ——Original Message——

    Hi Michael,
    At Cincinnati Children’s the educator is required to work 8 hours every 2 weeks in a clinical role taking patients.

    I am also interested in hearing the clinical requirement for educators at other institutions.

    Keith Israel MSN, RN, CPON® | Education Specialist II
    Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute
    Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    3333 Burnet Ave | MLC#11013 | Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039