College of Nursing

Continuing Education and Development for Nurses

Clinical Instructor Nurse Educator Course

An Online Course for Clinical Instructors, Lab Instructors and Clinical Nurse Educators

What's in your toolbox?


Many nurses are hired into clinical instructor or nurse educator roles without the benefit of foundational education instruction and are expected to hit the ground running.  Additional education is needed to support the transition from expert clinical nurse to novice nurse educator. 

The Clinical Instructor Nurse Educator course is intended to give new nurse educators a toolbox of knowledge, skills and abilities.  This will assist the nurse educator to operationalize learning objectives into meaningful scenarios for learners and follow up with the appropriate evaluation.  This knowledge and ability will be adaptable to clinical situations, simulation and laboratory settings and into the practice area of the clinical nurse educator.  Participants will be able to use these techniques to engage, evaluate and be effective in the educator role.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of foundational educational practices
  2. Develop tools to coordinate effective clinical, lab or classroom experiences
  3. Choose appropriate assessment and evaluation techniques for a variety of settings
  4. Build a network to enhance professional support in the educator role

Teaching methods include:

  1. Case studies
  2. Discussion board debate
  3. Practical application to what you are teaching now
  4. Reflective questioning
  5. Discussions with course instructor

This course is delivered using Blackboard Learning Management System and awards a certificate of completion. No prior prerequisites are required. The time comment will be approximately 3 - 5 hours per week.


Cheryl Cummings, RN MN
Clinical Education Coordinator
Continuing Education and
Development for Nurses
Ph: 306-966-8547

Course Dates:
September 14 - October 25, 2015

Online registration now open.


Registration Cost: $400.00 + $20.00 (GST) = $420.00 (All course materials included)
Payment will be processed before registration is guaranteed.

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2015

The registration fee will be refunded, less an administration fee of $75.00 plus GST if:
Notification of cancellation is received 7 days prior to the date of the workshop, and course material is returned to CEDN.
NO REFUND will be made for cancellations received after the 7 days prior to the workshop.