The Mount Royal University Faculty of School of Nursing and Midwifery is dedicated to the advancement of nursing education and practice. The Centre for Nursing/Midwifery Education, Scholarship and Teaching (CNEST) has been established to foster faculty development in pedagogy, teaching practice and scholarship.
Inspiring progress within the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, CNEST provides professional development resources and a platform for collaboration between educators and scholars. The centre also provides:
Orientation for New Faculty
In collaboration with the Academic Development Centre (ADC) institutional orientation, the Nurse Educator Scholar provides nursing and midwifery program-specific orientation. This is ongoing throughout the first year of employment in the School of Nursing and Midwifery for full time faculty.
Sessional Faculty Orientation: Each newly hired sessional faculty is provided with program orientation by the Nursing Education Scholar. At that time the Nurse Educator Expectations are also clearly articulated.
Thursday Thoughts and Colloquiums
Thursday Thoughts: A weekly one-hour informal discussion forum for faculty to discuss research and teaching ideas.
Colloquiums: Faculty who have attended professional development activities beyond MRU are invited to share their experience and new information.
An opportunity for faculty to come together to discuss journal articles from a scholarly and nursing perspective.
Teaching/learning conundrums are discussed around topics chosen by faculty with particular interests.
Difficulty getting down to writing? You are not alone. Based on How to Write a Lot: A practical guide to academic writing by Silva (2007), faculty come together in writing groups to support scholarly writing and publication submissions.
Philosophy Interest Group
Faculty Interested in philosophy meet to discuss particular philosophical stances and traditions.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Faculty interested in expanding their understanding of the learning that occurs in their classrooms are supported in their research program. They are also supported by the ADC and the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
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