Passionate Health Care Professionals Dedicated to Teaching and Advocating
Nurse educators or Nursing Education Consultants are registered nurses who educate and train nurses at all levels of practice, including nursing school students. These professionals are clinical experts who have obtained advanced nursing degrees, earning at least a Master’s in Nursing or a related field. Nurse educators not only teach and advocate but also exemplify leadership skills and are often mentors for people working towards becoming a registered nurse, vocational nurse, or psychiatric technician.
A nurse educator can work in:
- A medical facility.
- Psychiatric facility.
- Rehabilitation facility.
- Public health center.
- Community Colleges.
- Technical schools.
- Trade or vocational school.
A nurse educator often:
- Monitors, evaluates, and assesses nursing courses.
- Serves as an advisor and mentor for the next generation of nurses.
- Has strong, in-depth knowledge of the field of nursing.
- Oversees student clinical practice.
- Evaluates and develops classes and educational programs.
- Reports on best practices in nursing.
Nurse educators are the unsung heroes in the health care industry and play a vital part in education. They help better the profession by staying up to date with new nursing methods and technologies that’ll impact patients and their families, ensuring the best quality of care.
The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians and the Board of Registered Nursing recognize the outstanding nurse educators who play a vital role in the development of LVNs and PTs who are also dedicated to health care, teaching and advocacy.
The Board serves and protects the public by licensing qualified and competent vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians through ongoing educational oversight, regulation, and enforcement. If you are interested in working for the Board as a Nursing Education Consultant, or as a Supervising Nurse Education Consultant, you will need to take an exam for these positions.