Suppose you were using an online job search engine to investigate potential career opportunities for Academic Nurse Educators or NPD Practitioners. If you actually typed “Academic Nurse Educator” or “Nursing Professional Development Practitioner” into a job search engine, you might be amazed by the number of different job titles that come up in the results.In fact, in most cases, you would not see the exact titles “Academic Nurse Educator” or “Nursing Professional Development Practitioner” anywhere in the postings.Examining the job postings more closely, you would also observe a great deal of variation in the roles and responsibilities associated with positions within each specialty.
Given the variety of job titles and roles you would find when doing an Internet search for the titles of Academic Nurse Educator and Nursing Professional Development Practitioner, it stands to reason that the same variability exists in your workplace.
For this Discussion, you will search your professional practice to define the role of the Academic Nurse Educator or the NPD Practitioner. You will then consider why it is important to standardize roles and titles for a specialty.
Search your professional practice for the roles and titles of either the Academic Nurse Educator, the Academic Clinical Nurse Educator, or the NPD Practitioner.
As you search, consider the roles and responsibilities of these individuals.
Consider how the titles and roles are the same and how they may differ from those presented in the resources for this course.
By Day 3 of Week 1
Post the job titles and responsibilities of individuals who may hold one of these roles either in your professional practice or as a future desired role. Your post should include a comparison of the titles and responsibilities in your practice environment with those presented in the resources for this course.